Excel for apparel design professionals

Excel for apparel design professionals

Let these spreadsheets track your costs and manage your business

You must know Microsoft Excel to manage your costs, track your business and to create a spec sheet and have your garments patterned and sewn in a size run. In this class, you will learn:

– The basic structure of Excel

– How to create formulas and calculations

– How to format spreadsheets

– How to create a cost sheet

– How to create a tech pack with a spec sheet

– How to add grade rules for popular sizes

Step 3 of the 11-part Fall Apparel Entrepreneur series

Jennifer Hasper holds her Master of Science in Global Affairs from NYU and wrote her thesis on sourcing/trade in the apparel industry. Her background ranges from product development to delivery execution on a global level. She has worked for major brands such as Gap Kids and Nike.

Dana Ditto has more than 20 years of apparel industry experience across Sourcing, Costing, Planning, Merchandising and Sales. After graduating with a bachelor of science in Apparel and Merchandising from Colorado State University, Ditto has grown her career with companies such as Limited, Harold’s Stores, GAP and Nike. She currently works at Nike in Global Sourcing and Manufacturing.

Sign up for the series and get your free copy of “Boutiques Guide:  Portland”.  Your guide to locally owned boutiques selling independent design with features on 34 carefully chosen shops with pictures and plenty of useful details.  There are maps to find your way around plus tips on where to get a bite to eat and find a happy hour!



Syllabus File
Instructor: Jennifer Hasper and Dana Ditto, Nike
Dates/Times: Saturday, September 23, 10 am-1 pm

Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit: $669 for the series; $75 for this class alone
Additional Notes/Costs:

Bring a laptop computer loaded with Excel V14 to this class.  Plan to take notes.

"Great idea for a class!! Like it or not, Excel is just as much a necessary tool in the business as a French curve." -- Jo Carter, owner of Physical Element boutique