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An on-line search reveals plenty of examples.
Facebook – class of fashion: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Class-of-Fashion-A-High-School-Fashion-Project/151021534923049
Teaching Resources are plentiful, from the archives at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Costume Society to posters on Google.
Skillset have a complete set of labour market information that can be found at http://www.guidance-research.org/lmi-learning
Lesson plans are available from Skillset. They allow teachers to investigate fashion job roles.
The Society of Dyers and Colourists was established to communicate the science of colour. The Society offers a range of resources, both in terms of books and journals, on-line library and technical knowledge base and has a number of strategic alliances. For more information see:
www.demodecouture.com - links to photographs of extant historical garments, with dates, and museum locations - really useful to be able to compare and contrast garments by era (as opposed to looking them up via each relevant institution).
http://www.costumes.org/classes/fashiondress/thr355main.htm - this is a link to the free, online costume history class section of the costumiers site with accurate information and good links available.
www.patternschool.com - really the only site about swimwear and stretch pattern cutting. The information/knowledge on this site is rare and you can post specific questions that the site owner, Stuart Anderson, former swimwear designer and own-label brand owner, will answer.
www.iatechnical.com - a commercial site for the intimate apparel and swimwear industry that brings research, training and discussion to a select group of companies. It is a website that provides a route to access highly specialist technical (swim and intimate apparel) information that is hard to come by or access elsewhere.
http://www.culturalmodes.norfolk.gov.uk/projects/nmaspub5.asp?page=search0&submitButton=Start+a+new+search - this has a link to the Norwich Textile Collection's “search collection” database facility. With details of fabric pattern books, corsets, other garments and a large collection of Norwich shawls it is much less well known than say the Victoria & Albert Museum and Manchester collections - but still has plenty of useful information and you can then choose to book to go and view.
For those students who are interested in the fashion sector refer to Skillset and the British Fashion Council.
Ethical fashion has become a hot topic, see http://fashioninganethicalindustry.org
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