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Twelve students from Hunter TAFE's Advanced
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology course are
having garments they designed manufactured in Bali and then displayed
for sale in a prominent Newcastle boutique.
The students recently traveled to Bali to see first-hand where their
designs are being manufactured and to learn about the various steps of
the process, including outsourcing, working conditions and costings.
"It's pretty surreal to think these pieces started off as
sketches, but now they're a reality," one of the students, Hannah
Teale, told the Newcastle Herald. "It's something I would have
never been able to do if I had not been with TAFE."
The completed collection will be marketed as the fashion range
Notched and will be stocked at Jean Bas on vibrant Darby Street in
Newcastle's inner city. The students consider the whole experience to
be "the opportunity of a lifetime".