Tajik fashion, sewing professionals complete ITC course

Eighteen fashion and sewing experts from educational institutions and clothing companies in Tajikistan have successfully completed an intensive training course on modern design technologies and innovative trends in fashion. The course was the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Global Textiles and Clothing Programme (GTEX) organised in partnership with the Technological University of Tajikistan and Singapore’s Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre.

The course was organised at the university in Dushanbe from 3–15 February, according to a press release from Geneva-based ITC.

The course covered both theoretical and practical skills in design, garment construction, and dressmaking. Participants learned to adapt a basic pattern into various dress styles and deepened their knowledge of the production of skirts and pants, as well as expanding their understanding of new technologies in the clothing sector.

GTEX is funded by the Swiss government and implemented by ITC in five countries: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. The programme aims to encourage exports of textiles and clothing from developing countries to promote employment and income generation throughout the value chain.