Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: June 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Upcoming Fashion Courses @ Martwayne - Basic Fashion Course for Juniors (ages 9-16), Short Course in Jacket-Making & Trousers and lots more... Registration has started!

Oh-kay everyone!!!  June is almost over and we are hitting the 2nd half of the year!  And yet again, this year has just flown by!  I wonder how many of us have actually gone back to that list we made at the beginning of the year and compared it to where we are now.  I know I haven't.  To be honest, I am terrified because I know I am still farrrrrr from achieving the target BUT we still have 6 months to go so there is still hope!

But anyways, this post is not about that!  Here is a snapshot of the next set of Courses coming up at the link below:

And yes!  We have given you AMPLE notice so you can prepare for them.  

They are...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pictures from our Feb 2016 Stream of the Design & Illustration Class with Computer-Aided Design :-D

Wow! We had SUCH a huge turnout in the recently concluded Stream of the DI with CAD Course, we had to stop taking registrations.  It was QUITE overwhelming but totally amazing!  But most importantly, the smiles on the faces and the testimonials made it all worth it!

This particular set was so inspiring.  The weekend students had LONG days.... from 10am - 6m and despite that, they showed up for classes, amidst the rain, long travel times and illnesses.  Their enthusiasm was so infectious and the willingness to learn and deliver on work was incredible!  In fact, a student who started late failed to be deterred when I rejected his first project.  He asked to present again with the weekend class and did an outstanding job! Honestly, this set was TRULY the ISH and brought out the best in the instructors!  

Okies!  Enough talk now!  Check out the slideshow! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Passionate Plea to Fashion Designers.... Part 2

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Okies... so here is Part 2 of my ....err... "passionate plea" to fashion designers.  If you missed Part 1, here it is:

And it really is a plea.  Yes the last one was a rant because I was frustrated but I have since calmed down so now I am pleading with you.   

And why am I pleading with you?!  

Well first it makes our job easier of course.  We have had some success stories but we need more.  Second, you have to admit that constantly changing staff is a waste of time and resources for everyone involved.  I am sure if you search deep down within yourselves, you cannot be a happy person but your pride perhaps would not let you admit to yourself that, perhaps, you may be the problem.  Third, it costs a lot of money which can be better used elsewhere on training and retraining (on the assumption that you actually do train your staff) or at least, saving yourself the costs of a new person constantly wrecking your clothes.  Then the trust issues and the stress of constantly monitoring a new person in your space can be physically and mentally draining.  

Well... we know our Industry is far from perfect and our tailors are a nightmare to work with.  But have you bothered to ask yourself why your tailors keep leaving you?!  I can safely tell you that when 2 or 3 people sent to the same designer give us the exact same reason for their inability to work with you, then you are the problem.  Yes you might feel like a superwoman (or man) but truth be told, your business is pretty much at a standstill when you do not have the right people to work with. 

Here are just some of the problems we are aware of and our position on these issues.  If you know you do these things, then you need to stop them!  It is completely unfair and makes life just unnecessarily difficult for everyone involved.