9781501315411

Beyond Design The Synergy of Apparel Product Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9781501315411

  • ISBN10:

    1501315412

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-08-10
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Summary

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

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Author Biography

Sandra Keiser is an Associate Professor at Mount Mary University, USA. She served as chair of Mount Mary's Fashion Department for 26 years.

Myrna B. Garner is Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University, USA, and a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Deborah Vandermar was previously a instructor in Apparel Design and Merchandising at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle, USA, for seven years after a career of more than 30 years in Apparel Production with companies such as JH Collectibles and Nordstrom.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One: Planning for Success
1 The Role of Product Development in the Apparel Supply Chain
2 Business Planning
3 Consumer Markets
Part Two: Creative Planning
4 Trend Forecasting
5 Color Management
6 Fabrication
7 Findings and Trim
8 Garment Styling
9 Line Development
Part Three: Technical Design
10 Translating Concept to Product
11 Sizing and Fit Specifications
12 Quality Specifications and Vendor Compliance
Part Four: Production Planning and Distribution
13 The Role of Sourcing
14 Pricing and Costing
15 Product Distribution
Glossary
Index

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