Ready to Design Patterns for the Activewear Market?

Explore the Women's Activewear market through this hands-on, creative five week course starting on August 17th in the Textile Design Lab.

What is women's activewear?

Women’s activewear is an exciting market made up of apparel brands who supply clothing and accessories to women who want to look great while exercising, dancing, stretching, practicing yoga - just being active! These women want garments that flatter them, express their personality,and inspire them to get out and move. They don’t just want to look great. They want to feel fierce, empowered, and feminine. That’s where we come in….

August 17 - September 18

Take your textile design work to a new level of mastery with this high value, hands-on course in the Textile Design Lab. Through a series of creative exercises and interaction with our team of experienced designers, you'll explore:


Designing Textiles for Women's Activewear

Discover who the leaders are in the women’s activewear market and what they look for when selecting patterns and designs for their work.

Learn how to research trends for this market and get our tips for which trends to consider and follow when designing women’s activewear.

Which motifs catch the customer’s eye? You’ll discover what you should include in your designs and your portfolio to attract attention.

We’re sharing our design guidelines and how you can tailor your work for success in the women’s activewear market.

You won’t just learn, you’ll take action. During the workshop, you’ll create a professional design brief for use in your portfolio.

You’ll learn from real world case studies created by our experienced team of professional designers.

...and more!

Start designing patterns that empower, inspire, and flatter the consumer

Designing Textiles for Women's Activewear is held within the Textile Design Lab membership community and includes...

To register for this members-only course, pay just $49.00/month to start your membership. No commitment. Cancel anytime.

  • 10 video lessons and 2 case studies helping you to master the activewear market and elevate your design process
  • Our Women’s Activewear Brand Guide, Research Guide, Motif Guide and Observation Worksheet
  • 5 weeks access to WGSN
  • Feedback from instructors
  • Access to a weekly live art critique
  • Free access to ALL Textile Design Lab courses, design tutorials, marketing lessons and design challenges!

Course Schedule

All 10 lessons include closed captioned videos, a design exercise to use immediately, and downloadable resources such as templates, checklists, worksheets.

Week 5 is about polishing your final patters. We’ll help you put the finishing touches on your work and you’ll leave feeling inspired and prepared with motifs and ideas for future patterns.

In Weeks 3 & 4, you'll put it all together. You’ll apply what you’ve learned to a professional design brief. We’ll give you real world case studies and help you develop a case study of your own to add to your portfolio.

In Week 2, You'll discover what makes a pattern appeal to buyers in the women’s activewear market. We’ll go in-depth into the design guidelines you need to know to be successful.

In Week 1, You’ll learn who’s buying patterns, where you can go to stay current on market trends, what motifs you should be designing...and which you should be avoiding.


What is the Textile Design Lab? The Lab is a membership community filled with countless textile and surface pattern design courses, tutorials, and design challenges. As a member you have access to all of our resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can work through the materials whenever you have time! You can read more about the courses included in our community here.

Will I personally get feedback on my assignments? Yes. Our Textile Design Lab team of experts responds to questions and offers feedback on artwork through our private, online forum. The team checks the forum multiple times a day, Monday-Friday.

Are marketing, repeats or collection development covered in this course? No, but these topics are all covered in other Textile Design Lab courses which are FREE with a Textile Design Lab membership.

Am I locked into a long-term contract when I join the Lab? No. All Textile Design Lab memberships are set to automatically renew, but these payments can be cancelled at anytime. Textile Design Lab memberships are non refundable.

Do I need access to Illustrator or Photoshop? Yes. You must have access to either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and have a basic understanding of how to use the program.

Will I be able to download the videos? Our Textile Design Lab tutorials are not available for download at this time.

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