Apparel Production Terms and Processes defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, patternmaking, garment details and component parts, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, packaging and finishing, testing, and quality control. In this revised edition of the classic Fashion Production Terms, chapters are presented in a progression that relates to the flow of the production process or the route of the garment from its origin through development to completion. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically; terms are grouped according to subject by use or application.
Lists of use or examples following many definitions providing the reader with an easy way to assimilate the facts
New to This Edition
More than 900 line drawings and photographs including a full-color insert
Chapters presented in a progression that corresponds to the production process, from origin through completion
Terms related to the global scope of apparel production and sourcing, apparel supply chain, and price classifications for the mass market for all apparel product categories (men's, women's, and children's)
Updated terms and information covering sizing information, button materials, zipper types, and packaging information, along with current government stitches, seams, and stitching classes
An end-of-book industry resource guide providing industry contacts and additional information sources
Metric conversions that provide quick access to common calculations
An alphabetical cross-referenced index that helps the reader to locate specific terms quickly
The Global Scope of Apparel Production & Sourcing
Apparel Supply Chain
Brand Categories and Price Point Classifications for Mass-Produced Apparel
Apparel Product Categories
Support & Thermal Materials
Support & Shaping Devices
Fit, Design, and Construction Details
Factory Layouts & Types of Production
Apparel Production Product Costing
Marker Making, Cutting, & Bundling
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, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).