Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis

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Intended for course work in Fashion, Apparel, or Retailing.

This comprehensive text provides in-depth coverage of all facets of the apparel manufacturing process in the global industry. The coverage considers product development from the analysis phase through product standards, specifications and design phases. The primary focus is on inter-related decision-making required for apparel product development. It includes a valuable section on the dimensions of apparel management examines quality management, materials selection, production planning, and the complete financial portion of the business. The integrated roles of merchandising, sourcing, and marketing are emphasized. Coverage of apparel engineering, preproduction operations, and a pertinent discussion of technology and equipment complete this core text, making it an excellent resource for apparel manufacturing courses in two and four-year programs.

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Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis is designed to provide a conceptual framework of the manufacturing process for future apparel professionals. It helps students understand the complex decision making involved in marketing, merchandising, and producing apparel to meet the needs of the target customer. Our intent, is to provide a global, integrated perspective so that readers will understand the interrelationships among processes and decisions.

The content is divided into five parts that focus on the factors that determine the cost, price, quality, performance, and value of garments.

  • Part I presents a broad perspective of the organization of the apparel business, the roles of marketing and merchandising, and the complexities of operating in a worldwide market.
  • Part II provides a comprehensive discussion of apparel development processes including development of product standards and specifications. Specific roles of design and technical design are enhanced with new sections on establishing garment fit and finishing.
  • Part III focuses on apparel management with emphasis on quality, cost, materials, product development, and production sourcing.
  • Part IV examines production processes considering engineering, production planning and management, and human resources that underlay preproduction, sewing, equipment, and finishing operations.
  • Part V focuses on management, issues and decisions related to support materials, closures, and trims.
  • Appendices enable readers to relate sewn product decisions to three basic apparel products including t-shirts, men's dress slacks, and dress shirts.

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