The Designer Manufacturing Handbook is in print and can be purchased through the publishing division of IFS call 0845 034 3951 for details

Interactive Worksop - The design to manufature process

Using a process map this exercise assists designers understand the sequence, decisions and information required in the process of having a garment sepcified and manufactured/

Improving the Fashion Supply Chain from Concept to Carrier Bag


Global Sourcing Skills

London, 16th March 2011

The third in the series continued to attract delegates from key retailers and brands including Long Tall Sally, Lenzing Fibres, Monsoon Accessorize, Tesco. This programme will now be run twice in a year the next programme being in London in November

Fast Fashion and Sustainability

Helsinki, Finland, 9th February 2011

Voted the best speaker at the conference by far Ken Watson explained how Fast Fashion respresented the sensible sustainable business model for the future - why waste resources making a product the consumer doesnt want. If sell through rates and markdown costs across Europe and the USA are anything to go by the traditional model is failing.

Lean and Fast Fashion

Singapore, 24-25th November 2010

Following attendance at the Fashion Summit were Ken Watson spoke on Fast Fashion and Sustainability a 2 day workshop was held for 30 delegates respresenting the best on SIngapores manufacturers and retailers. The delegate feedback continued to be extemely positive with outstanding satisfaction scores.

Implementing Fast Fashion Zeist, Netherlands, 16th &17th September 2008 and 12th &13th March 2009

Given to a sell out audience at Modint, key retailers and brands overwhelmingly found the latest worskhops in the Fast Fashion series a thumbs up for quality and content.

Fast Fashion, Delhi, India 30th April 2008

A one day workshop on Fast Fashion was held with the Industry Forum's new partners Third Eyesight, based in Delhi. The creme of 'organised retail' in India attended the event at the Sheraton Hotel. The overwhelming response from the 90+ delegates was that the lessons of speed could be applied in India and significant improvements in performance could be obtained by applying the best practice principals highlighted.


January 2008

Following the success in September 2007 the Industry Forum was the key workshop deliverer at Exprocostura 2008 which ran alongside Colombiatex in Medellin. With a sell out 80 delegates on each day, and lively participation the programme was unanimously voted an outstanding success.

September 2007

With the Chamber of Commerce, Bogota crammed, there was a considerable buzz as delegates listened to presentation given by TC2 and the Industry Forum. Retailer and brands from all sectors of the Colombian Industry attended with total of 250 delegates taking part. A further event was carried out in Medellin.

Delegates rated the event highly:

“thought provoking”, “insightful”,



“extremely helpful”


Fast Fashion Workshop Colombia

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Industry Forum Services has completed a research project on customer care and service within the UK shopping centre environment.This was presented at the BCSC's annual conference in Belfast .


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