Garment Making and Fashion Program
  • The Garment Making & Fashion Program is for those who wish to explore small-scale commercial production of garments. The program emphasizes the use of local materials and the incorporation of local cultural and social influences in the design and production of garments. It also introduces students to the management and commercial aspects of garment production. This course is introductory. It assumes NO knowledge on the part of registrants beyond the interest and desire to be a successful technical entrepreneur in the field.
  • The course requires the use of materials and pieces to learn garment making. Students should expect to incur additional (but reasonable) expenses as it relates to purchasing of materials. Part of the training is getting students to learn how to buy materials and inputs for their design and garment pieces. In addition, the classroom training is to ensure that students appreciate the safety considerations associated with any production enterprise. This is required training prior to any exposure to process equipment. Students receive extensive training in safety, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and workplace regulations to prepare them for the practical aspects of their training.
  • The course fee includes the classroom instruction. Students are expected to provide their own materials under the guidance of the instructor. Students will own these pieces at the end of the course. These workplace items may also be purchased through the IDMANN Procurement Office.
  • The training takes place over 12 weeks during which time students meet in person weekly. While the training usually takes place at our corporate campus in Umuahia, IDMANN Institute organizes specialized sessions for significant groups of students closer to their places of domicile when needed. Classes typically meet on weekends (though for large groups, custom training schedules can be developed).
  • Participation in classes is MANDATORY in order to receive the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. Students must successfully complete and pass the tests and assignments given in the program to receive the certification. The in-person class meetings are intended to address practical hands-on issues while the online classes cover the more theoretical aspects as well as provide a platform for ongoing support of participants.
  • In a given calendar year (which coincides roughly with the academic calendar), four sets of students complete the program, corresponding to one quarter of study. Students are strongly advised to keep pace with the training; students who fall behind due to extraneous factors may have to repeat the class in order to get certified. Unfortunately, due to the high interest in the program, students who do not complete their course of study in their cohort may not automatically be enrolled in the next cohort. Furthermore, students who have to attend additional sessions to meet their certification requirement will be required to
    pay the (training only) fee to cover that added training. Relevant dates are posted on the IDMANN Institute web site. Most questions can be answered by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the IDMANN Institute front desk (see the CONTACT US section for details).