Textile and Apparel Process and Practice

In partnership with Zerøwaste and Karen Glass, this program is focused on the process and practice of textile product development (textile re-mastering, print and pattern, apparel, undergarments, home textiles etc) from concept to prototype, covering the making of both new and up-cycled 2nd textiles.

This program is designed with a focus on small batch entrepreneurship process, with integrated discourse time on the emerging enviro-social local model.

The practice covers a high level overview of the conceptualizing, design, and development of a  collection, series or line of specific products.

Throughout this program, students will learn:

  • Concept ideation, resourcing and development, and how it applies to finished products.
    design components with in a concept: color, textiles, silhouette and print and pattern.
  • Basics of: design, development and making process, including aesthetic, technical design (fitting, sizing, cutting and making) and finishing.
  • Product making: each student will be accountable to drive the process and practice of 1 series/collection with at least 1 prototype or finished piece for reselling, should the concept upcycling.
  • This is an holistic teaching practice: all students work within the course of study must be interrelated to form a whole in aesthetic, process and practice. Holistic practice will be addressed through the course of work. A high level independent research will be encouraged.

Start Date

August 24th

Karen Glass FashionWeek-days

Thursdays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Program Length

12 Weeks

Session Dates

August 24th
August 31st
September 7th
September 14th
September 21st
September 28th
*No Class, Fall Break*
October 12th
October 19th
October 26th
November 2nd
November 9th
November 16th
Exhibition: December 21st

Min/Max Students



$135 + $40 supply fees


Karen Glass TNS-X

Ø Zerøwaste was founded by Karen Glass in 2015 based on a concept she designed while living and working out of her studio in florida. She was deeply involved in the development and process of an organic farm on her property. In moving to ATL she began the process of exploring life-work as an attribute for a domestic social enterprise while living within a community of creatives and conscious practitioners.

Out of these ideas Zerøwaste Karen Glass was born. Being mindful of waste on an organic farm, the mindfulness of purpose in life and work and a life long career in apparel design, development and production has shaped the processes and aesthetics of Ø Karen Glass.

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