Textile quality assurance is the process of designing, producing, evaluating, and checking products to determine if they meet the desired quality level of a company's target market. Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel, 2nd edition reflects the industry's best practices and most practical efforts to provide products of a consistent quality that meet customers' needs. With updated information on technological advances and issues of globalization, the second edition emphasizes the importance of incorporating product quality from the merchandising and design stages through production, delivery, and retailing.
• Includes color insert to demonstrate colorfastness and color matching issues, color management, print samples, shade matching, and color simulation
• Discusses body scanning as it relates to assessing body shape, sizing, and fit
• Contains current information about standard test methods, documents, and practices
• Expands upon issues associated with globalization and outsourcing of production and quality assurance
• Includes student activities and review question at the end of each chapter
Understanding Quality Assurance
Introduction to Quality Assurance
Linking Products, Quality, and Customers
Understanding Standards and Specifications
Introduction to Testing
Specifying and Evaluating Materials
Evaluating Material Contributions to Comfort, Safety, and Health
Evaluating Care, Appearance Retention, Colorfastness, and Weather Resistance
Specifying and Evaluating Color Requirements
Product Specifications and Analysis
Developing Standards and Specifications for Products
Sampling a Lot and Developing Acceptance Levels
Integration and Data Analysis
Total Quality Management
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Sara J. Kadolph
, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University where she taught textile science, textile conservation, and textile quality assurance. She is a former member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and American Chemical Society (ACS). Her studies have been published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Journal of the Society of International Natural Dyeing, and the Journal of Consumer Education, among others. Her research interests included natural dyes and textile quality assurance. In 2003, she became a Wakonse Fellow and was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.