Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Fashion Design and Clothing Technology programme

Fashion design and garment making technology encompass fashion design, fashion marketing, garment making, fashion technology, clothing management, and textile design.

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics, and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. If you have a penchant for creativity, style, and originality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor-made for you. 

Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces. Because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, designers must at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes.

Garment making is an organised activity consisting of sequential processes such as laying, marking, cutting, stitching, checking, finishing, pressing and packaging. This is a process of converting raw materials into finished products.

Career Path

  • Fashion Promoter
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Garment Cutter
  • Cutting Supervisor/Master
  • Pattern Cutter/Master
  • Quality Controller
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Garment Construction
  • Technologist
  • Sample Makers
  • Fashion Forecasters
  • Instructors
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Embroiderer
  • Batik and Tie/Dye Expert
  • Researcher
  • Further Education in Technical Teacher Training at Degree or Diploma level
  • Self-employment

Objectives of Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

This Fashion Design and Clothing Technology KNEC diploma programme provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of design, fashion and management, together with the skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the vibrant and diverse textile and clothing industry.

The course places an emphasis on production, planning, control, and management practices applicable in the apparel industry.

The course also exposes students to the core topics like pattern making, basic garment construction, garment production machinery & equipment, textile science, basic applied science, dyeing and printing, introduction to knitting, fabric and garment finishing, computer science and information technology, apparel production, and control, costing of apparel products.

Entry requirements for Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

  • Passed craft course in fashion Design and Garment Making Technology OR
  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus) OR
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC

Colleges offering Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Cambridge Universal College
Uasin Gishu County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Michuki Technical Training Institute
Muranga County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Transafric Accountancy and Management College
Kiambu County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Spring Hill College
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

ACK Bishop Muge College
Nandi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology
Kiambu County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

NYS Textile and Garment Making Technical institute
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology

Hemland College of Professional and Technical Studies
Kiambu County