International Dictionary of Fashion/Apparel Terminology in 8 Languages
The idea for The International Dictionary of Fashion came when we were traveling in Hong Kong, and could not make ourselves understood either to the Hong Kong factory agent or to the Japanese buyer who was also visiting. It was frustrating, and we went out and purchased two large translation dictionaries, one in each language. Well, that worked, but the books were heavy and did not have enough apparel-related words in their pages. We wished there was just one volume, and that we could look up the words and point to them, in whichever language we needed. So, we thought, "Here's a book idea!".
With that, we compiled our word list and started the book. The word list is a list of over 2,100 words and terms that fashion design professionals need when communicating with other countries.
We included precise names of: style details, garment parts, fabric names, trimmings, notions, structural components, body parts, numbers, colors, and sentences commonly used in fashion design development and production.
The sentence section is an invaluable quick reference addendum.So, if a reader needs to say, "It's the wrong fabric." they can express that exactly. This excellent dictionary combines eight different languages into one volume, all for one specific industry.
Languages included: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
International Dictionary of Fashion/Apparel Terminology in 8 Languages is manufactuerd with Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Certified Sourcing.