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UNIDO offers free online leather-related courses

Published: 22nd May 2020
Vienna, Austria - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), through its ITC SME Trade Academy, is offering 2 free online courses.
In a circular, industrial development officer Ivan Kral wrote:
 
As in many countries social life and productive activities are on very low level, I would like to draw your attention to online courses available organized by ITC Academy. There are many courses which could be useful for users.
Among others are e.g.:
1. Standards and Technical Requirements for the Leather Industry
2. Fashion Design for International Markets
Courses are free and fully on-line, so very convenient for this challenging time
 
Standards and technical requirements for the leather industry
 
Course description
Aimed at senior managers and technical representatives working for leather and leather product producers, this course is designed to showcase the essential standards and technical requirements for export into the major leather world markets. 
Beginning with a description of the importance of standards in the international leather business, it moves on to discuss the demands of major standards and technical requirements, including REACH and ZDHL. Finally, it concludes by presenting guidelines, control measures and testing procedures necessary to comply with these standards, thus helping leather and leather product producers prepare for certification. 
NOTE: We recommend using the latest version of the Chrome or Safari browsers to ensure an optimal experience viewing the lectures.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
* Establish a consensus around the need to meet international leather production standards;
* Understand the relevant standards and link their requirements to the leather production process; and
* Determine actions to implement quality control measures to comply with standards and technical requirements such as REACH and ZDHL.
 
Course certification
Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.
 
Course structure
Lecture 1: The Importance of Standards in the International Leather Business
Lecture 2: Standards and Leather Production Methods
Lecture 3: The Leather Certification Process
Time required: 4 hours over 2 weeks
Next start date: 27, Jul 2020
Course access: Open for enrolment
Course fee: Free of charge
 
Fashion design for international markets
 
Course description
This course explores the fundamentals of product and collection design within the context of the global fashion and textile industry, with a view to helping business owners, production managers and product designers consider these aspects in their product and collection planning for international markets. It explores the uses of colour, texture, and patterns within the context of individual pieces, as well as a collection as a whole in order to guide participants to develop the basic skills required for successful fashion design. 
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
* Articulate the elements involved in creating a strong design vision;
* Apply colour and surface texture design principles; and
* Identify the key steps in product and collection planning.
 
NOTE: We recommend using the latest version of the Chrome or Safari browsers to ensure an optimal experience viewing the lectures.
Course certification
Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.
 
Course structure
Lecture 1: Design Fundamentals for Business
Lecture 2: Colour and Surface Texture in Design
Lecture 3: Product Development Planning
Time required: 4 hours over 2 weeks
Next start date: 03, Aug 2020
Course access: Open for enrolment
 
Course fee: Free of charge
 
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