Denim City was founded with a clear mission: to connect and inspire our stakeholders, to bring our industry ‘Towards a Brighter Blue’. Everything we do is geared to making denim dryer, cleaner and smarter. It is only natural, then, that Education is one of our core activities.

Since our opening in April 2015, we have given numerous ad hoc industry training sessions (to retail, wholesale and brand teams) about a variety of industry-related topics, ranging from denim basics to sustainability and laundry. With a growing importance on differentiation and innovation, all functional departments need a higher level of knowledge. Many companies have asked us to offer on-going professional education for their teams.

Based on our experience with Jean School and requests from partner brands, we have decided to develop a larger, more structured program of training and education modules, called Denim City Academy. The Academy will offer a variety of short, in-depth courses developed for speci c professional audiences, from junior level to professional expert level.

Together with our co-founders and partners, we have developed several course modules, with which a tailor-made course can be created, at varying levels and standards.

All courses and workshops are hands-on and interactive, making full use of Denim City’s unique facilities: Workshop, Archive (with its collection of iconic garments from various eras and brands), Institute and Blue Lab (our in-house sustainable laundry facility). Passion, inspiration and practical experience combine with theory to ensure maximal learning.

Denim City was founded with a clear mission: to connect and inspire our stakeholders, to bring our industry ‘Towards a Brighter Blue’. Everything we do is geared to making denim dryer, cleaner and smarter. It is only natural, then, that Education is one of our core activities.

Since our opening in April 2015, we have given numerous ad hoc industry training sessions (to retail, wholesale and brand teams) about a variety of industry-related topics, ranging from denim basics to sustainability and laundry. With a growing importance on differentiation and innovation, all functional departments need a higher level of knowledge. Many companies have asked us to offer on-going professional education for their teams.

Based on our experience with Jean School and requests from partner brands, we have decided to develop a larger, more structured program of training and education modules, called Denim City Academy. The Academy will offer a variety of short, in-depth courses developed for speci c professional audiences, from junior level to professional expert level.

Together with our co-founders and partners, we have developed several course modules, with which a tailor-made course can be created, at varying levels and standards.

All courses and workshops are hands-on and interactive, making full use of Denim City’s unique facilities: Workshop, Archive (with its collection of iconic garments from various eras and brands), Institute and Blue Lab (our in-house sustainable laundry facility). Passion, inspiration and practical experience combine with theory to ensure maximal learning.

DENIM 101

A 1-day denim basics programme about “the 10 things you should know about denim but were afraid to ask”

 

What: basic denim training. Topics include: history, materials, manufacturing, sustainability in denim, laundry, ts and pricing. Why: theory, practice to have a clear understanding of key industry vocabulary and practices. To be able to articulate (price/value) differences between products and processes, for example in a sales context. Requirements: a passion for denim. Who: sales people, retail and wholesale.

 

This 1-day basics course includes introductory workshops on laundry and sewing.

MAKING BETTER CHOICES

4 half days of more in-depth professional-level ‘master-classes’ about key topics and trends.

What: professional denim training, making choices and decisions
in denim development. Topics include: historical and social
context, sustainability innovations and options, fabric speci cations, manufacturing, laundry, patterns, ts, design and trends. Why: introduction to professional understanding of the industrial side of denim. To be able to make better choices and decisions regarding sustainability, cost and ef ciency. Requirements: Basic knowledge of textile, garment and/or denim industry. Who: individuals or groups from design, development or buying departments.

4 half day or 6 evening courses, including laundry and manufacturing workshops and lectures from denim professionals

“I truly recommend everyone within this industry, regardless their level, experience or position, to follow this course. It is also very useful to make better choices towards a brighter future.”

Desiree Kleinen – Founder of the slow luxury brand Ree Projects

Making Better Choices Course

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Dedicated customised programmes can also your be provided, incorporating company policies, strategy, targeting specific functions (buying, senior management, customer service, credit control, design, etc.) and other topics.

Various modules create a complete program which will improve knowledge and skills of your team members to speed-up communication and lead times, grow customer satisfaction and nally result in growing sales.

We work with the best industry experts to improve and develop our courses so that they are always at ‘the next level’.

Please contact us for further details and possibilities to create your custom program.

LAUNDRY BASICS / 1-DAY

What: General overview of laundry processes, understanding basic denim washes, sustainable solutions and practicing with half legs in the Blue Lab laundry by professional wash-designer. Why: Introduction to the basic laundry processes for better understanding and to improve communication with factory and laundry. Requirements: Basic knowledge of denim industry. Who: sales & marketing staff, designers, buyers and product developers.

LAUNDRY INDUSTRY / 2-DAYS

What: Specialist training on washes focussing on a large number of varieties of wash options and sustainable alternatives. Get to know most processes of denim washes. Why: To improve knowledge and understanding of the different wash treatments in order to improve the communication with factory and laundry. Requirements: Basic knowledge of denim industry. Who: Designers, buyers and product developers.

LAUNDRY ADVANCED / 5-DAYS

What: in depth training course on the link between chemicals and denim fabric. Topics include: history of washes, fabric speci cations, laundry processes, basic and advanced washes, tinting, coating, basic chemistry, enzymes, sustainable options and choices like laser and ozone techniques. Why: to learn how to develop a denim wash design. To develop more ef cient , commercial and brighter washes and communicate ef ciently with factory and laundry. Requirements: Basic knowledge of denim industry. Who: Wash developers, fabric developers, product managers.