Course: Clothing Technology

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Course title Clothing Technology
Course code KOD/AJC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mazari Adnan Ahmed, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction. Importance, history and function of the garment 2. Basic knowledge of production technology. (Spinning, weaving, knitting processing into garment production) 3. Flow chart of production processes in the clothing industry. (From Fabric to Clothing) 4. Spreading and cutting process in garment production. 5. Design of clothing and comfort of clothing. 6. Sewing processes. Basic principles and analysis of stitching. Parts of sewing machine, mechanisms, types of sewing machines. Unconventional bonding: gluing, welding, riveting and ultrasonic welding. 7. Application of advanced production systems in clothing manufacturing technology. 8. Shaping process; ironing and shaping of clothing materials. Types of irons, presses and ironing mannequins. Exercises: 1. Clothing materials. Features of clothing materials. Types of garment materials. Special materials. Sewing threads, their types, properties and parameters. 2. Cutting and marker making efficiency. 3. Consumption of material and calculation of costs for the creation of clothing. 4. Evaluation of fabric parameters. 5. Theoretical calculation of fabric costings. 6. Economical calculation of clothing production. 7. Sewing threads, yarn consumption calculations and seam strength. 8. Economic aspects of clothing. The amount of material, time requirement and the cost of producing clothing. 9. Stitches, ISO standards, basic principles of stitching. Seams, ISO standards, apparel in apparel. 10. Unconventional ways of joining. 11. Use of thermo camera and high-speed camera for evaluation of sewing processes. 12. Using Microsoft Excel in the clothing industry. (practical examples) 13. Writing reports on garment production. (practical examples) 14. Discussion on professional topics for oral presentation of the semester paper.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Laboratory work, Lecture, Students' portfolio
  • Preparation for credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for laboratory testing; outcome analysis - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The main aim of the course is to provide students with a basic overview of clothing production. The subject is taught in English. The subject deals with the issues of textile technology, clothing production, machinery and equipment used in clothing production. Students will deepen their knowledge in professional terminology, will better understand the costing, merchandising and overall manufacturing systems of the clothing industry.
Students will acquire knowledge from the area of this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Distance learning: Credit: The assignments will be uploaded to E-learning and students must upload all the assignments before the deadline Exam: The examination will be ONLINE on E-learning, There will be 35 questions and examination time 40min. The student can use personal material, all students will have different questions.
Recommended literature
  • CUSHMAN, L. A Practical Approach to Merchandising Mathematics Revised First Edition. 2015. ISBN 978-1501395406.
  • JANACE, E. Apparel Production Terms and Processes. 2011. ISBN 978-1563677625.
  • KUNZ, G., RUTH, G. Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis. 4th Edition, 2004. ISBN 978-0131119826.
  • NAYAK, R., PADHYE, R. Garment Manufacturing Technology. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, 2015. ISBN 978-1782422327.
  • PAUL, R. Denim: Manufacture, Finishing and Applications. 2015. ISBN 978-0857098436.
  • PAULA, J. Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package. 2010. ISBN 978-1563678691.

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