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Beyond Design

Beyond Design Author Sandra Keiser
ISBN-10 9781501315411
Release 2017-08-10
Pages 512
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This informative, full-color text takes students step-by-step through the decision-making involved in the pre-production processes of apparel product development---planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing, sourcing, and distribution. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to market, when consumers want it, and at a price they are willing to pay. The 4th Edition has been edited around a new metastructure to maximize student learning. It continues to build on the themes of sustainability, business ethics, and the impact of fast fashion and social media while seeking to address opportunities for both large and small companies, and entrepreneurs. The text advances its discussion of how new technologies continue to shorten the product development calendar. Chapters have been updated to include current examples, updated charts and graphs, and more case studies. There are updated references to contemporary developments with examples relevant to today's student. New to this Edition · Includes international examples and case studies that address the effects of globalization · Advances the discussion of the pros and cons of fast fashion vs. slow fashion · Revised, easier-to-read charts and graphs and 30% new color photographs · Thoroughly revised Chapters 12 (Sourcing) and 13 (Costing and Pricing) updated with most recent info on trade laws, changes in sourcing criteria and wages in international sourcing countries Beyond Design STUDIO · Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips · Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary · Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501315480. STUDIO Instant Access can also be purchased or rented separately on

Beyond Design

Beyond Design Author Sandra J. Keiser
ISBN-10 9781609012267
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 607
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Now in full colour, the third edition of this practical text takes students step-by-step through the pre-production processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing and sourcing and includes a greater focus on current issues, for example sustainability and business ethics.

Beyond Design

Beyond Design Author Sandra J. Keiser
ISBN-10 1563672170
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 449
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"'Beyond Design: The Synergy of Apparel Product Development' reflects the relationship among processes involved in the overall apparel product development cycle from inception of ideas to delivery of finished goods."--Preface.

Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry

Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry Author Jung Ha-Brookshire
ISBN-10 9781501328367
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 288
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Over 95% of today's textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, 2nd Edition examines the crucial function of global sourcing in the textile and apparel industries, providing practical insight into both how and why global sourcing is pursued. Chapters include step-by-step global sourcing procedures and explore the theoretical, political, economic, social, and environmental implications of global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on sustainability. Learning activities are based on the author's extensive industry experience and address current issues that sourcing professionals face every day. New to this Edition - New cases studies at the end of each chapter offer real-life scenarios that today's sourcers may face - Emphasis on sustainable implications of global sourcing integrated throughout - Current trade data, agreements, and examples of industry trends throughout the book - Added coverage of trend analysis and forecasting in sourcing (Chapter 5) - Significant updates to the future of global sourcing section, including technology, UN's sustainable development goals, and on- or near-shoring trends (Chapter 12) - 25% new color images - New glossary includes essential terms and definitions from the book Teaching Resources: Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentations available.

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward Author Chelsea Rousso
ISBN-10 9781501328275
Release 2018-02-22
Pages 232
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Fashion Forward demystifies the exciting career of a fashion forecaster and fosters skills that will benefit any design professional. The book begins with an overview of fashion forecasting theories and concepts and then leads readers through a step-by-step guide to creating and presenting a forecast. The authors reveal the inner workings of global fashion forecasting through real-world examples and interviews with both influential forecasters and the designers who rely upon them. Fashion Forward enables readers to start spotting tomorrow's trends today and compellingly communicate them-both visually and verbally-to inspire fashion innovators. New to this Edition - Current images and examples. Updated fashion photos to include current and trending images, professional presentations and forecast examples, plus new interviews and quotes. - Covers the latest methods and technology. New coverage of social media, technology and data analytics practices in fashion forecasting. - Enhanced global perspective. New content addressed the global apparel industry, emphasizes international forecasting firms, includes interviews with global forecaster and trend specialists, and more diverse images and examples throughout the book. - Practical career information and hands-on application. Updated and expanded career opportunities sections and enhanced activities provide real-world simulations and insights. - New online STUDIO resources offer students self-study quizzes, flashcards, additional projects and online resources. PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501328350.

Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Apparel Production Terms and Processes Author Janace E. Bubonia
ISBN-10 9781501315572
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 456
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The highly illustrated Apparel Production Terms and Processes follows the product life cycle from concept through completion. The new edition takes a global perspective with expanded coverage of sizing standards and fit information to complete the scope of the apparel production process.

Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package

Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package Author Paula J. Myers-McDevitt
ISBN-10 1563678691
Release 2010-08-23
Pages 224
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In today's global apparel industry, garments that are designed domestically are often manufactured overseas. The technical package, a series of forms that define a garment's specifications, is critical to ensuring that a particular style is executed correctly and in the most cost- and time-efficient manner possible. Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package presents the basics of production management and provides clear instructions for creating each component of a production package.

Sewn Product Quality

Sewn Product Quality Author Doris H. Kincade
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924104786219
Release 2007-03
Pages 370
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Sewn Product Quality: A Management Perspective takes complex industry-specific terminology and processes and explains them with pictures and text that is relevant to today's market. The book discusses all aspects of quality, devoting separate sections to materials and processes and focusing specifically on the new consumer-centric business environment. Taking a managerial perspective, it presents definitions, techniques, and standards unique to the sewn products industry and shows how to impact quality throughout the design, production and delivery process.

Developing and Branding the Fashion Merchandising Portfolio

Developing and Branding the Fashion Merchandising Portfolio Author Phyllis Borcherding
ISBN-10 1563674270
Release 2007-02-02
Pages 224
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A career in fashion merchandising means working in a fast-paced, creative industry-and a highly competitive one. Developing and Branding the Fashion Merchandising Portfolio is a guide to creating a portfolio and brand for yourself that will stand out. Portfolios provide immediate visual evidence of what you can do, and they communicate hands-on experience more explicitly than a résumé can on its own. Whether you're interested in design, product development, buying, textile design, or trend forecasting, this book provides activities to help you identify and focus your skills. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to gather examples of your work, how to choose a design and layout, and ways to incorporate drawings, sketches, and CAD-generated material into a consistent, streamlined portfolio that reflects your personality. User friendly and above all visual, this is the guide for creating a portfolio that will get you hired-and keep your career on track.

Merchandise Buying and Management

Merchandise Buying and Management Author John Donnellan
ISBN-10 9781609014902
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 512
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Covers topics that are important to aspiring retail buyers and store management personnel with responsibilities for managing retail sales and inventories.

Technical Sourcebook for Designers

Technical Sourcebook for Designers Author Jaeil Lee
ISBN-10 9781609018566
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 496
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Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices. Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets.

FutureFashion White Papers

FutureFashion White Papers Author Leslie Hoffman
ISBN-10 0967509920
Release 2007
Pages 287
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Earth Pledge’s newest publication, FutureFashion White Papers, is a collection of essays by a diverse and international group of contributors. Designers, manufacturers, farmers, professors, models, business owners, and creative directors add their experiences and wisdom, producing a unique and multifaceted view of the apparel and textile industries. The book not only proposes solutions to environmental problems, but addresses the financial outcomes of sustainable practices and offers individual business perspectives. FutureFashion White Papers aims to educate all people interested in sustainable fashion and offers safe environmental practices for the industries and consumers. It is an invaluable and ground-breaking resource that proves that style and sustainability can coexist.

Promotion in the Merchandising Environment

Promotion in the Merchandising Environment Author Kristen K. Swanson
ISBN-10 9781628921571
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 464
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This fully updated edition broadly covers all categories of promotion with an emphasis on creativity, the promotion mix and the rise of digital media in the fashion industry.

Going Global

Going Global Author Grace I. Kunz
ISBN-10 1501307304
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 400
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Going Global provides a coherent framework for understanding the textiles and apparel industry in the context of the sustainability of supply chain and global sourcing practices. The manufacturing and distribution of textiles and apparel products is a truly global industry, making it crucial that students are aware of the most current political, social and economic developments within the international marketplace. This third edition includes updated discussions of ethics, social justice, and environmental responsibility; trade agreements; and the role and specialization of the world regions and selected countries that are major players in the textile and apparel marketplace. The text examines Europe and the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean Basin, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia and Oceania with an increased emphasis on China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. New to this Edition - Increased coverage of sourcing with two new chapters: Chapter 7, Selecting Locations for Global Sourcing, and Chapter 8, Selecting Vendors for Global Sourcing - Updated and new case studies in every chapter with added discussion questions to improve critical thinking skills - Updated data in Part 3 for each country discussed, including current info on politics and economic development, trade agreements and statistics, plus sourcing and sustainability issues in each region This current text will help students gain a holistic understand of supply chains and global sourcing concepts and practices. Features - Includes chapter opening Learning Objectives, "Fun Facts", "Global Lexicon" glossary with key terms, and end of chapter Learning Activities - Uses Li & Fung's conceptual model of a global supply chain - An emphasis on sustainability in the context of textile and apparel production, distribution and consumption with current and relevant examples - Over 150 photos and figures, plus an 8-page color insert featuring important maps in vibrant full color Introducing Going Global STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions Teaching Resources: Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentations available. PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501318344.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Author Katherine Gleason
ISBN-10 9781937994006
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 216
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Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them. From Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebrated for the meticulous craftsmanship and stunning originality of his designs as he was notorious for his theatrical — and often controversial — runway shows. Taking his inspiration from sources as diverse as his own Scottish ancestry, Alfred Hitchcock movies and Yoruba mythology, McQueen brought together exquisite tailoring and avant-garde performance art. Combining gripping narrative and vivid photography with quotes from the designer and those who knew him best, this book brings each of the designer’s runway shows to life, including a look at the pieces and inspiration behind Angels and Demons, the show he was working on before his untimely death. This is the definitive, immersive account of a unique career and a fitting tribute to the enfant terrible of British fashion.


Sneakers Author Yuniya Kawamura
ISBN-10 9781474262934
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 176
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This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as "sneakerheads?? or "sneakerholics??, have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly young men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology, and popular culture.

The History of Sportswear

The History of Sportswear Author Christian Blanken
ISBN-10 0857856464
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 144
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The History of Sportswear is the definitive guide to sportswear and leisurewear fashion over the past century. When chic yet casual clothing initially worn only for sports events was adapted by designers such as Chanel, Claire McCardell, Vionnet and Patou it soon became an enormous and enduring influence on women's fashion. A staple of the post-war wardrobe, sportswear remains at the forefront of trends across the globe and its effortlessly modern line and form continue to be a huge inspiration to 21st century designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Alexander Wang. Chronologically mapping the rise of sportswear over the past century through the designers that made the style mainstream, author and luxury fashion designer Christian Blanken gives fascinating insights into the development of sporting style. Featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in fashion today, this beautifully illustrated book brings a unique insider's perspective focussed as much on the nuances of the design developments as the wider historical context.