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Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis, 4th Edition

 
 
 
 
Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis, 4th Edition
Author: Grace I. Kunz - Ruth E. Glock
ISBN 13: 9780131119826
ISBN 10: 131119826
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2004-07-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 672
List Price: $183.60
 
 

Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis is designed to provide a conceptual framework of the manufacturing process for future apparel professionals. It helps students understand the complex decision making involved in marketing, merchandising, and producing apparel to meet the needs of the target customer. Our intent, is to provide a global, integrated perspective so that readers will understand the interrelationships among processes and decisions.

The content is divided into five parts that focus on the factors that determine the cost, price, quality, performance, and value of garments.

  • Part I presents a broad perspective of the organization of the apparel business, the roles of marketing and merchandising, and the complexities of operating in a worldwide market.
  • Part II provides a comprehensive discussion of apparel development processes including development of product standards and specifications. Specific roles of design and technical design are enhanced with new sections on establishing garment fit and finishing.
  • Part III focuses on apparel management with emphasis on quality, cost, materials, product development, and production sourcing.
  • Part IV examines production processes considering engineering, production planning and management, and human resources that underlay preproduction, sewing, equipment, and finishing operations.
  • Part V focuses on management, issues and decisions related to support materials, closures, and trims.
  • Appendices enable readers to relate sewn product decisions to three basic apparel products including t-shirts, men's dress slacks, and dress shirts.

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Organized into five parts that reflect the factors determining cost, price, quality, performance, and value of garments, this text is designed to provide an understanding of garment manufacturing and the decision making involved in marketing, merchandising, and producing apparel. Glock and Kunz, both of Iowa State University, consulted professionals in apparel manufacturing about the operation of their businesses and response to their markets in order to provide an insider's view of the field. Chapters discuss topics such as marketing strategies, quality control in a global context, clothing design and specifications, and materials selection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)