Manchester Fashion Institute is home to a community of fashion designers, buyers, merchandisers, managers, product developers and marketers; our fashion expertise covers the breadth of the industry.
We deliver research projects, consultancy and enterprise focusing on ingenuity, sustainability and impact.
Our facilities are industry standard, our academics are well connected across the globe and our research is pioneering.
Manchester Fashion Institute can be a real cost benefit to business. Offering access to specialist technology and equipment, plus a team with industry expertise that understands and delivers to commercial pressures and timelines.
- Garment sizing development
- 3D digital body scanning
- Garment construction
- 3D product development
- Raw material and garment testing and analysis
- Textile technology training
- Manual and digital pattern development
Manchester Fashion Institute’s Textile Labs have the technical expertise to take your product from the cutting room floor to catwalk. We offer one-to-one advice on the different types of testing available, recommend the right testing for your fabric and advise on technical adjustments needed to add real value to your fabric and ultimately to the finished product.
We test not onlyto British Standards, but also to European, American and other International Standards. We can also alter testing to company specific standards.
3D BODY SCANNING
Body scanning is a non-contact, 3D measurement system using safe infrared depth sensing and image technology to produce a digital copy of the surface geometry of the human body, generating a silhouette of the shape and extensive list of body measurements.
Compatible with CAD application, this 3D data can be exported for pattern construction, garment draping simulation and 3D body tracking. The 3D Body Scanner is portable and available for commercial use on and off site.
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The innovative materials and product development cluster contributes in the area of design and development of functional apparel through its research and expertise using the state-of-the-art facilities that is recognised by the industry and peers in this field.
Manchester Fashion Institute’s research aims to take on new challenges and set standards on a global scale and our research community is thriving. We have developed an outstanding academic team and built a network of professional connections, allowing us to consult and collaborate with some of the industry’s biggest brands and leading innovators.