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Operations, Production, Quality Control

Join the Canadian Apparel Federation and Canada Border Services Agency for an update on the Least Developed Countries Program, and discussion of how the program is monitored by Canadian customs officials.

The quota phase out has changed the garment industry forever. To remain competitive, factories will have to provide more services and customers will have to reduce their overheads by pushing the process to the factory. Whether you are a retailer, importer, factory or agent, unless you¡¯ve read this book, you are falling behind.
This is the ultimate book for garment industry professionals. Whether you are buyer, a supplier or working to develop an export-garment industry in your home country unless you¡¯ve read this book, you¡¯re probably not working with the lowest cost.
by Carolyn L. Moore, Kathy K. Mullet, Margaret B. Prevatt Young
?2008, 240 pp., Softcover, Spiral Bound, 8.5x11 (978-1-56367-697-0)

Last man standing may well be an accurate description of the steps that we must take to survive the current downturn. Everything depends on how fast the players understand that the rules of survival have changed.
A reference source for all quality control departments. In addition to teaching the basics, this volume covers the usage, quality aspects, and comparisons of textiles for various end-uses. The ideal primer for quality control personnel. Chapters include: The Textile Industry; Fiber Characteristics; Natural and Manufactured Fibers; Yarns and Sewing Threads; Woven Fabrics; Knitted Fabrics; Other Types of Textiles; Textile Dyeing; Textile Printing; Textile Finishing; Care and Renovation of Textiles; Textiles for Interiors; Analysis of Fabrics; Fabric Performance Testing; Guide to Fabric Selection; Textile Laws and Regulations. 515 pp., illustrated, three-ring binder
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by Steven Stipelman
?2011, 480 pp., softcover | 8.5 x 11 (978-1-56367-830-1)
This beautifully illustrated text provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the basic fashion figure, identifying the elements of a garment, and discussing the various techniques used to render fashion illustration.

Introduces the different step-by-step approaches of drawing the basic fashion figure and presents the history of garments combined with drawing techniques. 416 pp., hard cover
A new reference source for sizing standards. An extensive reference guide for designers, merchandisers, technical designers, production managers, industry executives & factories in the men¡¯s, women¡¯s & children¡¯s apparel markets.
This balanced, practical book is an essential tool for smaller companies looking to start in the trade or review their operations step-by-step. The book also includes numerous worksheets, tables and examples that make it especially practical. There is no better primer for new start-up companies.
Webinar held on April 6, 2011: a comprehensive discussion on pertinent NAFTA for textiles and apparel topics relevant to Canadian exporters to the United States.

Presented by: Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg
Hosted by: The Canadian Apparel Federation
This book provides translations for essential fashion industry terminology in 9 different languages. Translations include all key fashion trade terminology, fabric types, trimmings, notion names, style terms, detail names, body parts, numbers, fractions & colour names, plus phrases and sentences commonly used in design development and production.
A monthly electronic newsletter by David Birnbaum, detailing all the news and trends in the international garment industry, to help manufacturers and importers work at the best price and source in the best countries. This by-subscription newsletter exists to provide serious information to garment industry professionals on both sides: buyers and suppliers.? Each issue features articles on: garment products, exporting countries, and topics of current sourcing interest.
The second edition of The Spec Manual provides fashion professionals and students with a comprehensive guide for measuring garments using standard industry practices. This textbook/workbook contains front and back view croquis for women, off sizes, men, juniors, and children; spec sheet templates; illustrated measurement points; tables with measurement points; and a CD-ROM. Users with either beginning or advanced digital skills will learn how to create computer-generated spec sheets.
This book outlines everything a designer or a garment manufacturer needs to know about producing a garment from start to finish. It includes all the steps needed to avoid chargebacks and late deliveries; it covers how to become a successful designer to smoothly running a production office;?how to manufacture a garment from the development of a sales sample to shipping the finished garment on time, and all of the "how to's" in between.?

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