Getting it Made In-Person Workshop

Discover how to source and manage your production effectively


Wednesday September 14th 2022

2PM – 5PM

BIPC Centre, First Floor, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

£48 Business Club Members
£60 Non-members

• All booking is online on a first come first serve basis – book early to avoid disappointment
• Tickets must be booked in advance or you will be refused entry
• Business Club members receive a 20% discount but must reserve their place through the Eventbrite system using the promo code provided
• Booking is made via the Eventbrite online bookings system. Once you have confirmed your order, you will be directed to a secure Paypal website to pay.
• You don’t require a Paypal account to pay (you can use a credit or debit card), but if you do have a Paypal account, this can be used.
• Please print out your ticket and bring with you to the event.
• Participants are advised to arrive promptly otherwise the organisers may not allow them to join the session late as is disruptive to other delegates.
• Fashion Angel reserves the right to change the event advertised whether through the website www. or any other promotional material
• Bookings are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser
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ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS THAT DESIGNERS FACE is how to source and work effectively with their manufacturers, whether they are managing production in the UK or offshore. Buyers consistently complain that the production from British designers is not up to standard or their orders arrive late and once you damage your reputation it is hard to build it up again.


This interactive session, part of the Design Create Sell series of workshops, is essential for any designer/maker or SME  that is planning to outsource their production or is experiencing problems with their manufacturing. It will give you an understanding of sampling, production and quality control procedures, and the systems you need to have in place in order to avoid expensive mistakes.

Delivered by fashion industry expert Alison Lewy MBE and author of Design Create Sell – a guide to starting and running a fashion business, it will cover the following:

• The production process
• Sourcing and selecting manufacturers
• UK Vs offshore production
• Production and critical path management
• Managing quality control
• The necessary documentation including, production dockets, costing sheets, size and design specifications
• The sealed sample process
• Costing your products

By the end of the session you will have the confidence to communicate effectively with your suppliers and manage your production effectively. 

Each participant will also be given the Fashion Angel Production Pack – essential templates and measuring guides that you can use for your own sampling / production.


If you can’t make it in person, why not enrol on our Getting It Made online course which has all the same content plus additional resources and you can learn at your own pace in your own time.

The session was fantastic – I got so much out of it and feel a lot more certain about the route I need to take in getting my product manufactured. Thank you so much.
Lissa, Perkies Bras
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the workshop and I’m now using the information you’ve provided to push me in the right direction to get the ball rolling.
Tenneka Richards
Very useful workshop, engaging presenter and great workshop. I feel more confident to approach buyers now. Thank you!
Alyse Webster
There is literally nothing that could have been improved upon.
Roshni Mahtani, Alighieri Jewellery