BMAFD603 – Manufacturing and Production Processes for the Fashion Industry

Module code
Module title
Manufacturing and Production Processes for the Fashion Industry
The focus of the module is primarily centred on manufacturing and the various production processes used in the fashion industry, both locally and offshore. Students will develop skills in costing, pricing, specification preparation quality control and product performance factors for manufacturing and will apply these skills to their own fashion concepts and products. Fabric finishes, processes and testing procedures for production are explored.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1Use a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a fashion business problem
- identify the problems and issues set in the course brief
- complete self-directed research and reflect upon working processes
- demonstrate the structured resolution of a process through the generation, regeneration, manipulation, and refinement of ideas
- discuss with peers and tutors the individual working process adopted
- show evidence of independent and interdependent processes for working

2.2Demonstrate a knowledge of the manufacturing and production processes required to produce finished garments to industry standards
- apply size specification sheets from technical pattern drafting to specific garment production manufacturing processes. And prepare manufacturing costing's and specifications for selected volume applications for both local and international production
- analyse and compare documentation requirements for offshore production

2.3Demonstrate a knowledge of the production processes and product development of selected garment producers
- describe typical product development and product manufacturing processes for each category
- write and present a case study report on a specified product from a manufacturer
- describe and analyse selected quality control issues as practised in the fashion industry

2.4Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and methods associated with the performance measurement and analysis used in specific manufacturing contexts
- describe and analyse the characteristics of product performance, quality, costs, pricing and profit associated with various products in specific manufacturing contexts
- analyse and compare the characteristics of product performance, in relation to various fashion products in specific manufacturing context

2.5Demonstrate an understanding of the various processes used in the manufacture of a variety of fabric types
- describe and analyse a range of fabrics and evaluate their performance, composition, appropriate manufacturing techniques and care instructions
- describe and analyse print and dye techniques and their associated care requirements
- describe and analyse a variety of fabric testing procedures

2.6Comprehend the process of a graded assignment
- employ a vocabulary for describing work
- write objectives
- actively participate in group and class critiques
- consider and reflect upon self and peer design processes and decisions
- participate in ongoing formative assessment
- consider, discuss, and document self and peer performances for graded assessment
3.1.Manufacturing Case studies
Comparisons low-high volume production
Product types

3.2.Production Performance

3.3.Garment Construction
Size specifications
Technical pattern drafting
Sample manufacturing
Mark ups
Sewing specification,
Pattern grading
Garment construction software

Fabric types
Weave and compositions
Fabric care and laundry
Dye and printing
Fabric testing

3.5.Communicating with a range of cultures
Content of interest to a Mori audience
New Zealand cultural identities
Content from at least one other culture
Modes of address appropriate to the audience
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lecturer establishes themes and issues for analysis and discussion.
Lecturer constructs models for analysis and discussion of texts and visual works.
Students participate in dialogue and identify relevant themes from lectures and readings.
Students develop their understanding of issues explored in texts and visual works.
Students identify areas of interest that form the basis of an essay, research topic and presentation.
Lecturer negotiates topic, workload, and the form of the presentation with students.
Students participate in collaborative critiques.
Lecturer facilitates student's progress through structured exercises and supervision of regular self- assessment.
Graded assessment performed by self, peers, and tutor.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module students' must complete and pass all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50