PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Beyond Design

The Synergy of Apparel Product Development

4th Edition

Sandra Keiser,Deborah Vandermar and Myrna B. Garner

Published: AUG 10, 2017

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

This bundle includes Beyond Design and Beyond Design STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501315480
eBook + Studio 9781501315473
eBook 9781501315428
Paperback 9781501315411
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501315459

Apparel Production Terms and Processes

2nd Edition

Janace E. Bubonia

Published: JAN 12, 2017

Apparel Production Terms and Processes defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, garment details and component parts, fit, patternmaking, pre-production operations, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, testing and quality control, inspection, finishing and packaging. In this revised edition, parts have been introduced to clarify the relationships between each step in the production process and chapters have been reorganized to better follow the flow of the supply chain. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.

New to this Edition
- New chapter on Sizing and Fit covers sizing standards, fit types, and evaluation of fit
- Added coverage of safety compliance, sourcing, quality control, and common fabric and garment defects
- Enhanced global focus includes labeling regulations for the US, Canada, EU, China and Japan
- Covers new technologies such as 3D printing, seamless garments, stitchless seams, and equipment

Apparel Production Terms and Processes STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Enhance your knowledge with visual analysis exercises and activities
- Access downloadable files for specification sheets

Teaching Resources
- New Instructor’s Guide provides sample syllabi, teaching strategies for a range of courses, video links, sample activites and projects, and learning outcomes for each chapter
- Test Bank includes sample test questions for each chapter
- Image bank offers a selection of photos for instructors to integrate into their lecture materials

This bundle includes Apparel Production Terms and Processes, 2nd Edition and Apparel Production Terms and Processes STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501315640
eBook + Studio 9781501315633
eBook 9781501315589
Paperback 9781501315572
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501315619

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

3rd Edition

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: JUL 28, 2016

With the continuing growth of private label brands, the demand for skilled technical designers has never been greater. The 3rd Edition of 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. A new chapter on children’s wear expands upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven womenswear and menswear. The new edition includes more coverage of PLM/PDM and computer-aided technical design, model measuring, graded pattern nests and more.

New to this Edition
· New section on computer-aided technical design including coverage of PLM/PDM software such as Gerber, Lectra, and Optitex
· New chapter on childrenswear with points of measure (POM) and grading information
· Added instructions on measuring the human body
· Expanded information on fitting and grading
· Updated appendices with new fashion flats and body figure croquis and a metric conversion chart

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

· Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life
· Download templates, blank and sample spec sheets, basic garment and figure croquis to practice technical design skills
· Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
· Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
· Access useful resources like a Care Labeling Guide, Ordering a Dress Form Guide and a Buttonline Card

Instructor Resources
· Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
· Learning with STUDIO Student Registration Guide and a First Day of Class PowerPoint presentation

This bundle includes Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design, 3rd Edition and Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501313097
eBook + Studio 9781501313080
eBook 9781501313042
Paperback 9781501312717
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501313066

Going Global

The Textile and Apparel Industry

3rd Edition

Grace I. Kunz,Elena Karpova and Myrna B. Garner

Published: MAR 10, 2016

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 and figures, plus an 8-page color insert featuring important maps in vibrant full colorr

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
Access images of all of the photos in the book in full color

Teaching Resources: Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, and PowerPoint presentations available.


This bundle includes Going Global, 3rd Edition and Going Global STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501318344
eBook + Studio 9781501318337
eBook 9781501307317
Paperback 9781501307300
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318313

Apparel Quality

Janace E. Bubonia

Published: OCT 28, 2014

This user-friendly guide to evaluating apparel quality presents the roles of product designers, manufacturers, merchandisers, testing laboratories, and retailers from product inception through the sale of goods, to ensure quality products that meet customer expectations. Bubonia provides an overview of apparel production, with emphasis on quality characteristics and cues, consumer influences and motivations impacting purchasing decisions, and the relationship of apparel manufacturing and production processes, cost, price point and the quality level of an apparel product. A key aspect of the book is the focus on both U.S. and International standards and regulations required for apparel analysis, performance, labeling requirements and safety regulations. The text is highly illustrated with images of stitch and seam types plus photos of their uses in actual garments, providing students with the tools needed to skillfully evaluate and critique quality elements in apparel and textile products.

Key Features
~ Supplementary Apparel Quality Lab Manual (sold separately) includes hands-on lab activities and projects that simulate real-world garment analysis and material testing
~ Industry Scenario boxes present case studies highlight real world situations such as the Lululemon recall and the environmental impact of apparel manufacturing
~ Provides an illustrated guide to ASTM stitch and seam types

Teaching Resources
~ Instructor's Guide with Test Bank
~ PowerPoint presentations for each chapter


Introducing Apparel Quality 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 and image identification
~Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life
~Enhance your knowledge with visual analysis exercises using key images from the text

This bundle includes Apparel Quality and Apparel Quality STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395338
eBook + Studio 9781501395963
eBook 9781609018771
Paperback 9781609015121
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395673

Apparel Quality Lab Manual

Janace E. Bubonia

Published: SEP 25, 2014

This user-friendly guide to evaluating apparel quality presents the roles of product designers, manufacturers, merchandisers, testing laboratories, and retailers from product inception through the sale of goods, to ensure quality products that meet customer expectations. Bubonia provides an overview of apparel production, with emphasis on quality characteristics and cues, consumer influences and motivations impacting purchasing decisions, and the relationship of apparel manufacturing and production processes, cost, price point and the quality level of an apparel product. A key aspect of the book is the focus on both U.S. and International standards and regulations required for apparel analysis, performance, labeling requirements and safety regulations. The text is highly illustrated with images of stitch and seam types plus photos of their uses in actual garments, providing students with the tools needed to skillfully evaluate and critique quality elements in apparel and textile products.

Key Features
~ Supplementary Apparel Quality Lab Manual (sold separately) includes hands-on lab activities and projects that simulate real-world garment analysis and material testing
~ Industry Scenario boxes present case studies highlight real world situations such as the Lululemon recall and the environmental impact of apparel manufacturing
~ Provides an illustrated guide to ASTM stitch and seam types

Teaching Resources
~ Instructor's Guide with Test Bank
~ PowerPoint presentations for each chapter

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 9781501395338. STUDIO Instant Access can also be purchased or rented separately on BloomsburyFashionCentral.com.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628924589
Paperback 9781628924572

Technical Sourcebook for Designers

2nd Edition

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

Published: MAR 31, 2014

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.

Introducing Technical Sourcebook for Designers 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 and image identification
~Practice your skills with editable style flats in Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw that can be imported into blank tech pack templates to create your own tech packs
~Enhance your knowledge with industry standards for seams and stitches and costing spreadsheets
~Access downloadable images of photos and figures from the book, clip art, and examples of completed tech packs

This bundle includes Technical Sourcebook for Designers 2nd Edition and Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395376
eBook + Studio 9781501396007
eBook 9781609019785
Paperback 9781609018566
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395710

Apparel Merchandising

The Line Starts Here

3rd Edition

Jeremy A. Rosenau and David L. Wilson

Published: FEB 13, 2014

Apparel Merchandising: The Line Starts Here analyzes the evolution and development of the merchandising function in branded apparel companies and retail private label apparel. It describes today’s challenges for both apparel manufacturers and retailers in meeting the consumer’s demands for the right products at the right prices - and at the right times. Approached from the perspective of the apparel product manager, Rosenau and Wilson cover men's and women's sportswear and activewear and children's wear in both domestic and international markets.

The text follows the evolution of the merchandising function with emphasis on product development and production efficiency, highlighting the philosophies of industry executives and the effective integration of the merchandising, marketing, and manufacturing functions along the way. The third edition emphasizes the increased importance of retailer’s private brands, explores how companies apply technology to all facets of product development and supply chain management, and addresses the impact of social media on both retailers and apparel manufacturers.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609018634
Paperback 9781609015398

Beyond Design

The Synergy of Apparel Product Development

3rd Edition

Myrna B. Garner and Sandra Keiser

Published: JUN 05, 2012

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. 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. Now in full color, this 3rd Edition includes a greater focus on sustainability and business ethics, fast fashion calendars and their impact on product development, and the effect of social media on design and distribution. The text also includes a discussion of how technologies—such as color matching, body scanning, and the use of avatars for fitting and patternmaking—have advanced in their accuracy and commercial applications. Chapters have been updated to incorporate current practices in sourcing, pricing, and costing with a more focused point of view on how increasingly sophisticated distribution channels impact the product development process.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609017453
Paperback 9781609012267

Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Janace E. Bubonia

Published: SEP 26, 2011

Apparel Production Terms and Processes defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, patternmaking, garment details and component parts, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, packaging and finishing, testing, and quality control. In this revised edition of the classic Fashion Production Terms, chapters are presented in a progression that relates to the flow of the production process or the route of the garment from its origin through development to completion. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically; terms are grouped according to subject by use or application.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628921908
Paperback 9781563677625

Going Global

The Textile and Apparel Industry

2nd Edition

Grace I. Kunz and Myrna B. Garner

Published: JAN 21, 2011

Going Global: The Textile and Apparel Industry, 2nd Edition, examines the global sourcing of textiles and apparel in the context of corporate responsibility for the sustainability of supply chains. Tackling complex political, economic, and labor issues, the text explores how, what, when, where, and under what circumstances merchandise is developed, produced, acquired, and consumed on a global basis.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609017361
Paperback 9781609011062

Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: AUG 23, 2010

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.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628923650
Paperback 9781563678691

Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection

Elinor Renfrew and Colin Renfrew

Published: DEC 30, 2010

Fashion collections vary depending on market level, product type, season, customer and retail outlets. Basics Fashion Design: Developing a Collection teaches the process from initial design ideas through development of product to the final outcome and its ultimate exhibition and sale. The book is supported by illustrative examples and case studies, and includes an overview of fashion collections through the eyes of prominent fashion journalists.

Developing a Collection contains everything the fashion student needs to know about developing a collection, including an overview of the development process; the common themes used by designers; different market levels, from haute couture to the high street; specialist collections; and approaches to designing a student collection.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439256

Modaris & Diamino for Apparel Design

Catherine Black

Published: NOV 21, 2007

A step-by-step guide to Lectra System’s two related software programs, Modaris and Diamino for Apparel Design gives students and professionals working in apparel design and product development the technical know-how they need to succeed. Modaris is used for all phases of pattern development, including pattern manipulation, drafting, and grading. After the patterns are created, they are transferred to Diamino, the marker-making program. Together these programs create the final project.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563674662

Computer Aided Design Using Gerber Technology

Jane Alvarado

Published: JUN 07, 2007

Computer aided design is at the forefront of the patternmaking business today. Computer Aided Design Using Gerber Technology provides clear, step-by-step instructions for AccuMark Explorer, Silhouette/Pattern Design System, and Marker Makingssary to aid the designer in the creation of a garment from conception to output. This text is appropriate for new students as well as design professionals who need a technological refresher course.

Formats ISBN
Hardback 9781563674327

Introduction to Accumark, Pattern Design, and PDM

Julia Sharp and Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Published: MAY 23, 2007

Introduction to AccuMark, Pattern Design, and Product Data Management provides step-by-step instructions to Gerber Technology’s in-demand software programs. AccuMark, used to copy patterns into the computer, is covered from the basics of data storage and retrieval to the complexities of digitization. The Pattern Design section details the sizing and measuring, point and notch, line, and piece functions necessary to translate creativity into pattern reality. Rounding out the book are instructions in Product Data Management (PDM), including design and cost specifications. Together, these three computer aided design (CAD) programs are the industry standard. This clear, user-friendly book is the companion tool students need to master them, and to maximize their technological savvy in today’s dynamic fashion industry.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609014407
Paperback 9781563674372

Know Your Fashion Accessories

Celia Stall-Meadows

Published: AUG 25, 2003

This comprehensive study of womens and mens fashion accessories provides fashion merchandising students with a detailed analysis of the fashion accessory categories. Broken into three units, the text not only covers the major categories but provides an overview of the accessories business and discusses the materials used in the production of a variety of accessories.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501300066
Paperback 9781563672453