This practical text takes students step-by-step through the preproduction processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing and sourcing. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to retail when customers want it and at a price they are willing to pay. Based on consultations with some of the most successful and innovative firms in the fashion business, the text covers the evolving partnerships among textile suppliers, product developers, manufacturers, and retailers as they work to develop apparel products in today's customer-driven environment.New to this edition:-- Increased number of case studies and sidebars-- International examples and case studies address the effects of globalization-- More information on menswear, children's wear, and special-size markets-- Updated tables and statistical information and new photo examples-- Discussion of Technological advancements related to product development-- Appx describing careers in product development and resources for additional research-- The context of a global agile manufacturing environment-- Best practices of major product developers-- Challenging hands-on product development activities-- Instructor's Guide includes course outlines, suggestions for teaching each chapter, and guidelines for overseeing and evaluating product development projectsÜber den Autor:
Sandra J. Keiser, Mount Mary College. Myrna B. Garner, Associate Professor Emerita, Illinois State University
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