The Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT), in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS), hosted a workshop on the Identification and Selection of Fabrics, formally launching the standard “Guide to the Selection of Fabrics” on Wednesday 20th November 2019.
The workshop hosted 60-plus designers and stakeholders in the fashion industry, educating them on the different aspects of fabric selection and quality. Ms. Nirmala Matmungal, Standards Officer at TTBS, was on hand to lecture on the Classification, Identification, Properties and Application of fabrics to the captivated audience.
General Manager of FashionTT, Ms. Lisa-Marie Daniel, stated “This new standard was highly recommended via a stakeholder consultation held at the TTBS, in conjunction with FashionTT, TTBS and UTT in April 2018. This led to the development of this standard by a steering committee comprising of fashion industry stakeholders resulting in its fruition by being gazetted and published for sale in May 2019.”
In his opening remarks, Mr. Derek Luk Pat, Executive Director, TTBS, said “I anticipate that the training received today will be instrumental in improving the quality of garments produced by local designers, and will improve the export potential of the fashion industry. TTBS looks forward to the good working relations with FashionTT and CreativeTT by extension as we work together to achieve our individual, as well as collective mandates.”
The workshop was streamed live via the FashionTT Facebook page for those unable to attend and can be viewed for anyone interested in learning more.
Photo Caption: Mr. Derek Luk Pat, Executive Director, Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards with Lisa-Marie Daniel, General Manager of FashionTT.
About the Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT)
The Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT) was established in 2013 with the mandate to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activity of the fashion industry in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth. As a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT), FashionTT provides service for local fashion industry stakeholders primarily fashion designers in the areas of fashion apparel, functional apparel and accessories. The strategic plan for Trinidad and Tobago’s fashion industry can be found at www.fashiontt.co.tt/strategy
About the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT)
The Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT) is a wholly owned State enterprise established by The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Trade and Industry. CreativeTT’s mandate is ‘to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activities of the Creative Industries in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth’ and, as such, the company is responsible for the strategic and business development of the three (3) niche areas and subsectors under its purview- Film, Fashion and Music. For further information, please visit www.creativett.co.tt