Training Seminars

Our training seminars empower delegates to manage risk, while reducing costs and improving internal efficiencies.

Qualspec frequently work with blue chip organisations to increase their profit share. Our seminars comply with industry standards and the purpose is to assist those in the industry who;

  • Due to time-management and company budgets, cannot travel internationally to manufacturing facilities, although have daily interaction with offshore suppliers and factories
  • Are planning on changing departments within an existing company structure
  • Require the most recent information with regard to specific industry-related topics

Our training seminar’s include Fibres and Yarns/Fabric Construction, Colour and Print/Finishing, Textile Testing, Garment Construction, and Leather.

Our Seminars

Fibres and Yarns / Fabric Construction


Start date: March 28


Start date: May 2
The seminar covers all elements of fibre and yarn processing from raw material through to fully finished yarn and ultimate conversion to woven or knitted fabric.

Fibres Covered;

  • Natural
  • Synthetic
  • Luxury

Fabric construction;

  • Weave types
  • Knit types
  • Non wovens
  • Commonly used fabrics and applications

Colour, Dyeing, Print and Finishing


Start date: April 18


Start date: June 20
The module encompasses a total overview of colour including dyeing, finishing, testing assessment and problem solution. Most common print methods are explained in depth and relevant problem solutions offered.


  • Colour Outline and Assessment
  • Pre-dyeing treatments
  • Dyeing methods
  • Printing methods
  • Fabric Finishing

Textile Testing


Start date: February 21 & August 22


Start date: August 15
At Qualspec, testing is integral to our business. Testing is carried out by reading, understanding, and actioning a test report. In this seminar we focus on chemical and physical testing in conjunction with the global market standard.

The Qualspec testing process includes the following popular tests to name a few:

  • Construction Tests: fibre types, yarn and thread counts
  • Physical Tests:
  • Dimensional stability
  • Spirality and skewing
  • Seam and yarn spillage
  • Stretch and recovery
  • Tear force
  • Pilling
  • Abrasion
  • Flammability
  • Colour fastness
  • Analytical Tests:
  • Fibre analysis
  • PH level
  • Fabric weight
  • Chemical Tests:
  • Formaldehyde
  • Flat Abrasion
  • PH value
  • AZO dyes

Garment Construction


Start date: September 19


Start date: February 12
This seminar covers all aspects of garment construction offering solutions to commonly occurring problems.
  • Introduction to garment construction
  • The Block
  • The Sample
  • How to fit a garment
  • Fabric Selection
  • Construction Methods
  • Factory Selection



Start date: September 3


Start date: No dates available
This module addresses leather garments and accessories, highlighting factory selection, dyeing and finishing and commonly occurring problems.
  • Skin identifications
  • Countries of origin
  • Dyeing and finishing
  • Full manufacturing process
  • Testing
  • Care and labelling
  • Interactive exercises for group participation

Sustainable Responsible Sourcing


Start date: May 9, June 13, October 24, December 5


Start date: May 16, June 25, October 3, November 7
Covers all aspects of responsible sourcing from development of effective mission statements, setting of clear sustainable sourcing goals and guidelines throughout the whole supply chain.

– defined parameters for on-boarding new factories and working collaboratively with existing ones to establish and maintain transparency and sustainability throughout every level of the supply chain.