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Valuable experience gained at training course in Hong Kong

3 May 2012

Enhancing the knowledge of those working in the wool industry plays a pivotal part in the role of The Woolmark Company, which is why the company’s training courses were not only developed but also why they are held in such high regard.

Participants at the Hong Kong training course showing their own creation of knit pattern designs
Participants at the Hong Kong training course showing their own creation of knit pattern designs.

The Woolmark Company Hong Kong office recently presented a Wool and Textile Manufacture training program, focusing on practical skills and problem-solving within knitwear manufacturing.

Co-ordinated alongside the Pro-Act Training and Development Centre (Fashion Textiles) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) the two-day course was delivered by experienced tutors from the VTC and technical experts from within the industry and is specially offered to partners of The Woolmark Company as well as new entrants to the textiles and fashion industry, designers, merchandisers, product development staff and technologists.

The current program is geared to enhance the coverage of other apparel products and consists of three independent modules for sweater manufacture, cut and sewn knit manufacture and woven manufacture. Each module is made up by a two-day course composed of four subjects covering textile fibres and yarns; fabric and garment processing; dyeing and finishing; and quality evaluation.

The Woolmark Company Hong Kong Education and Training senior manager Linus Wu said the course conducted in March was very well-received by all those who participated.

“A total of 22 participants from various capacities attended the course,” Mr Wu said. “They came from Polo Ralph Lauren Sourcing Co, PVH Far East Limited, Li Fung Trinity, Chicks, Esquel Group, Fenix Fashion Ltd and fashion designers from the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association.

“The course was well-received by the participants, particularly the workshop where they could practice their own knit design as well as view the actual testing demonstration in the laboratory.”

Participants who attended the recent course were provided with a firm understanding for the manufacture and control of wool apparel and found the course beneficial to their field of work.
“For new entrants and people who are interested in knitwear production, this is a very useful course,” Miss Lee from the Esquel Group said.

“Practice on simple cloth construction analysis and the testing demonstration in the session of quality evaluation (testing) made the course lively and interactive,” said Billy Yip from PVH Far East Limited.

For more information on upcoming courses in Hong Kong email linus.wu@wool.com