Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets, fitting garments and grading patterns for production. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements.
Up-to-date and easy to use website solving your production sourcing and contracting needs. Apparel contractors and production services. Categorized by clothing classifications. Listings include: product types, package capabilities, specialty areas, machinery, production minimums, sample rooms, markets. And more....
Developed and targeted for store and catalogue buyers, so that they can shop the apparel and accessory markets easily. Over 1,8000 brand-name labels are listed and broken down by all types of apparel classifications. Listings include: Contact information, types of retailers they sell to, key company contacts, showroom locations, price points, and more....
So you are thinking you want to take steps to become more sustainable. And maybe you've been thinking this way for awhile. So, what's stopping you? Most often the answer is.... Cost.
Companies fear that moving to a more responsible design and production model will cost too much. They believe the customer will not pay more and they therefore will lose money. It's really not possible, it's thought by many, to be sustainable and profitable. Many businesses fear the expenses are too great in time and in dollars to research, initiate, and implement sustainable practices.
Well.... yes, it certainly costs more to do things right. It costs more to pay workers fairly, to use natural or recycled fibers, and to inspect and audit factories. And, it does cost more per unit to manufacture with greener components and on the same hemisphere. But if we look away for the moment from the fact that each component and line item may cost more, and instead look at the total lowest cost, then things start to look different.
35+ years of Apparel, Accessory and Jewelry Design, Sales and Marketing experience Starting a Fashion Biz, Sales, Marketing, Materials Sourcing, Jewelry Design, Trade Show Success.
30+ years of Apparel Design and Product Development Experience Starting a Fashion Biz, Design, Patternmaking, Product Development, Strategic Sourcing, Spec/Tech Packages.
GUIDE FOR SHOPPING THE FABRIC MARKET DEDICATED TO ALL THE NEWCOMERS TO THE INDUSTRY.
GLOSSARY OF FREQUENTLY-USED TEXTILE, MANUFACTURING, DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND COMMERCIAL SHIPPING TERMS IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY.
YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW GARMENT, APPAREL CONCEPT, CLOTHING LINE OR PRODUCT THAT DOESN’T EXIST AT RETAIL.