Synopses & Reviews
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.
Building on the success of the 1st Edition, the new edition with a new author will continue to resolve the inconsistencies and discrepancies in terminology in the apparel industry and to help clarify the various methods, processes, and equipment used in the industry. The growth and development of the apparel industry is reflected in the new methods of apparel manufacturing, the changes in apparel production such as mass production and product development, the advances in machinery and technology, and the impact of globalization. These advances and changes have produced a need for new definitions, revisions, and reorganization of existing terms. Bubonia provides a language of fashion and a means of communicating facts and ideas.
As advances in technology and communications lead to the evolution of the apparel industry's global supply chain, new vocabulary and revised terminology take hold. Apparel Production Terms and Processes, 2nd Edition of Fashion Production Terms is a comprehensive guide to the industry's dynamic vernacular for educators, students and industry professionals. Chapters open with brief introductions and are presented in a progression that corresponds to the production process, following the route of a garment from its origin through development to completion. Terms are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.
Updates the industry terms first listed in Fashion Production Terms (1979) to reflect advances in machinery and techonology and the impact of globalization.
About the Author
Janace Bubonia is based at Texas Christian University.
Table of Contents
1. The State of the Industry
Roots and Rudiments
The Retail Environment: Dynamics of Change
Strategic Planning: Adapting to Change
2. Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies
Direct Marketing and Selling
Global Retailing3. The Human Factor
Human Resource Management
Customer Behavior4. Store Location and Planning
Shopping Centers and Malls
Store Design and Visual Merchandising5. Marketing the Merchandise
Merchandise Planning and Buying
Pricing for Profit
Supply Chain Management