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Academy of Design and Innovation Apparel Centre Port Louis

The present role of the ADI Apparel Centre:
  • To provide commissioning services to the industry.
  • To provide short professional training courses to the industry.
  • To provide consultancy services to the industry.
  • To showcase new technology.
  • Help to promote fashion and design.
  • To create links between students and the Industry.
  • To assists students to do real work in the field of design and product development for the industry.
  • To provide an actual factory environment with new technological developments and machinery for students, designers, entrepreneurs and the industry.
  • To do consultancy projects related to garment creation and manufacturing.
  • Provide facilities to designers to develop their collections.
  • Help students to prepare their collections for fashion shows and competitions.
  • Help in new products development.
Technology available at the ADI Apparel Centre:
  • CAD ( Computer Aided Design) softwares - Lectra and Novocut for pattern making, grading and marker making.
  • Design software - Kaledo(Lectra) for 2D and 3D designing of garments.
  • CAM (Computer Aided Machines) - automatic loading, spreading and cutting machines.
  • Sewing and embroidery machines.
Main Activities
  1. Commissioning services

    Commissioning services are offered in pattern construction, grading, marker making, cutting, sample making and short production runs to enterprises, entrepreneurs and designers.

    • The Services are as follows:
      • Pattern construction from sketch, technical specifications or client's sample.
      • Pattern grading for local and international sizes
      • Marker making for fabric optimisation and cutting.
      • Printing of patterns received by email from clients.
      • Automatic garment cutting.
      • Manual garment cuttings.
      • Operation breakdown of garments and costing.
      • Sample making.
      • Making up of size sets.
      • Short production runs.
      • Special operations (button hole, button sew, bar tack, zigzags, embroidery etc.)
  2. Professional short courses

    The following professional short courses are organised on a regular basis throughout the year for the Industry, small entrepreneurs, designers and individuals.

    • Industrial Pattern Making course for ladies' wear, men's wear and Children's Wear.
    • CAD (Computer Aided Design) course in pattern construction, grading and marker making.
    • Garment Manufacturing Course.
  3. Consultancy Services

    The ADI Apparel Centre provides consultancy services in the field of productivity improvement, quality, CAD - Computer Aided Design, CAM - Computer Aided Machines/Manufacturing, pattern technology, cutting and making up to the industry, entrepreneurs and designers.

  4. Projects

    The ADI Apparel Centre have worked with various companies for the designing and making of their Uniforms:

    • CIM Group.
    • MRA.
    • Silver line company ltd.
    • Mauritius Duty Free Paradise (MDFP).
    • Sicom.
    • AML (Airport of Mauritius Limited).
    • MFRS - Mauritius Fire Rescue Services.
    • Metro Express Ltd.

    •    Contact :
               Tel :  +230 240 8181
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