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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum Textile Design Entrepreneurship
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Analyze careers and explore the design industry.

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Standard 1
Research employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation for interior and/or fashion design careers. and Utah Futures

  1. Interior Design Careers: Interior designer, Graphic Designer, Art Directors, Display designer, Fabricators, Entrepreneur.
  2. Fashion Design Careers: Fashion Designer, Purchasing, Buyers, Retail Sales, Theater, Entrepreneur.

Standard 2
Identify knowledge and skills for selected in the interior and fashion design industries.

Strand 2
Students will identify technology used in Fashion Design/Interior Design Fabrication.

Standard 1
Become acquainted with basic design software.

  1. Identify how CAD (Computer Aided Design) and Vector are used in the fashion and commercial design industry.
  2. Understand what output files, outsourcing and grading terms are in relationship to design software.
  3. Compare commercial and personal use design software programs used in the fashion and commercial design industry.
    • Examples of Commercial design software programs used in industry are: Gerber Accumark, Gemini Pattern Editor, e-Telestia and Fashion CAD.
    • Examples of Personal design software programs used are Pattern Master (Wild Ginger), Pattern Maker, Design Sew and Bernina's My Label.

Performance Documentation #1
Explore and analyze a current design software App related to the textile design industry and interior design.

Strand 3
Identify and choose appropriate fabrics as it relates to an end product. (To be integrated throughout the course in various projects.)

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Standard 1
Review and identify characteristics of natural fibers (e.g. cotton, wool, silk, linen, bamboo).

Standard 2
Review and identify characteristics of synthetic and/or manmade fibers. (polyester, nylon, rayon, acetate, Olefin, fiberglass)

Standard 3
Review and identify various types of fabric finishes. (Stain resistant, fire resistant, wrinkle resistant, waterproof)

Standard 4
Explore and identify emerging fabric technologies. (Antimicrobial, wicking)

Standard 5
Examine the progression of ethical practices in the textile and apparel industry.

  1. Explore and identify sustainability (public health, welfare, environment)
  2. Environmental responsibility
  3. Human ethical impact of fibers used in the industry. (Labor, Labeling information)

Performance Documentation #2
Analyze the effects of textile characteristics on design, construction, care, use, and maintenance of products created in class.

Strand 4
Students will explore entrepreneurial options in the fashion and interior design industry.

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Standard 1
Students will explore the steps of establishing a business plan. (1. Introduction 2. Marketing 3. Finance & Management, 4. Operations 5. Concluding statement)

Standard 2
Analyze how to price a product for sell.

  1. Material Costs: the amount of money you spend on raw materials needed to create a product.
  2. Labor Costs: the number of hours required to make your product and the hourly rate associated with those hours.
  3. Overhead Costs: any further expenses required for the operation of your business.

Standard 3
Students will be able to explain the basics of the 4P's of marketing.

  1. Product (package)
  2. Place (where to sell)
  3. Price (material, labor, & overhead costs)
  4. Promotion (method of advertisement)

Standard 4
Understand the basics for using credit for business financing. (interest rate, personal guarantee, loan term, ability to repay)

Performance Documentation #3
Create a Textile Design Entrepreneurship portfolio containing a written small business plan.
*May consult the FCCLA Entrepreneurship STAR Event as the project model for the entrepreneurship portfolio.
NOTE: For a more in-depth study and experience in entrepreneurship, refer to the standards and objectives for Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Performance Documentation #4
Create a marketable Fashion Design or Interior Design product.

Strand 5
Special design projects to include any of the following: flat pattern drafting, pattern alterations, clothing alterations, repurposing, and advanced clothing design and construction.

Standard 1
Complete commercial pattern alterations or flat pattern design.

  1. Basic clothing and/or pattern fitting procedures.

Standard 2
Complete a variety of clothing alterations.

Standard 3
Complete creative ways to recycle or repurpose clothing and/or fabric.

Standard 4
Complete an advanced clothing design project using correct construction techniques.

Strand 6
Students will compare and contrast mass and small business clothing production.

Standard 1
Discuss construction and mass production of clothing.

  1. Identify sequential construction techniques
  2. Identify motion economy methods used in assembly line production with attention given to consideration of quality, quantity, ethics and profits.

Strand 7
Students will design products using interior decor fabrication.

Standard 1
Explore and select specialized textiles for interior decor usage.

Standard 2
Design and fabricate bedding and pillows. (e.g. quilts, comforters, pillow shams, bed skirts, throw pillows, etc.)

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  1. Calculate yardage using industry standard measuring techniques.
  2. Incorporate principles and elements of design (
  3. Utilize special construction techniques through completion of any of the above.

Standard 3
Design and fabricate various window treatments. (e.g. valances, draperies, curtains, fabric-covered shades, fabric-covered cornices, etc.)

  1. Calculate yardage using industry standard measuring techniques.
  2. Incorporate principles and elements of design (
  3. Utilize special construction techniques through completion of window project

Standard 4
Design and fabricate upholstery/slipcovers.

  1. Identify the basic principles and sequence for reupholstering furniture
  2. Identify the equipment needed for the upholstery process
  3. Calculate yardage using industry standard measuring techniques.
  4. Upholster/reupholster a piece of furniture
  5. Identify the basic principles and sequence of constructing slipcovers
  6. Review the functions and purposes of slipcovers
  7. Slipcover a piece of furniture

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