MOTIF is the apparel knowledge hub that connects professionals around the world with the skills and industry expertise they need to transform their businesses, lives and careers.
The fashion industry has been built on centuries of craftsmanship passed from one generation to another in some form of apprenticeship. Today these age old techniques are combining with new technology.
The fashion world needs innovation, technical intelligence, and practical skills to tackle the challenges of the future and counter the global race for talent. MOTIF exists to bridge this gap and gives you access to training, professional development and mentorship from the industry’s top practitioners.
Motif.org launches in 2018 with the first course offerings around the topics of Fit, Blocks, Sustainability, Apparel Costing, Designing to Cost and many more. To see the full course catalogue, visit motif.org.
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This overview course explores the WHY, WHAT, WHO and HOW of 3D implementation in product development. Learners will explore the reasons for adopting 3D and how to build their own business case. They will establish an appreciation of the technology, get guidance on selecting and working with software partners and identify the steps that need to be taken to implement 3D into BAU processes. View Course
Sustainability in Fashion is about a common language for professionals in the apparel industry that encourages communication across functions and better decision making during product design. This online course with certificate defines what sustainability is, explains why designers should care about it, shows how it can be integrated into a product’s lifecycle and illustrates best practices to deal with sustainability issues. You will learn how sustainability can be an asset for your business, your brand and your end consumer. Sustainability shouldn’t feel like a heavy burden; it’s an opportunity for innovation. View Course
This online course with certificate is a deep dive into apparel costing. It covers the basic elements of cost, defines IMU from the retail and sourcing perspective and gives a thorough grounding in other important considerations that impact product development decisions. View Course
This course gives the keys to developing an effective Plus apparel sizing strategy which is to establish the proper garment balance and shape for the Plus body, and the right aesthetic proportions. Plus Size Course covers those 3 fundamental aspects and more, for this specific target market. View Course