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TXMI 3530 Week Two Notes

by: Ashley Pacilio

TXMI 3530 Week Two Notes TXMI 3530

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Notes from her lectures in week two
Apparel Quality Analysis
Laura McAndrews
Class Notes
Fashion, apparel, manufacturing, Textiles, quality, analysis, sewn products
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Pacilio on Friday January 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to TXMI 3530 at University of Georgia taught by Laura McAndrews in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Apparel Quality Analysis in Retail at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 01/22/16
Apparel Quality Analysis Week Two: Day One – January 18, 2016 • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no class Week Two: Day Two – January 20, 2016 • Chapter Two – Integrating Quality into the Development of Apparel Products • Design and construction contributes to customer satisfaction (both at point- of-sale and in-use) • Aesthetic initially draws customer to garment – “emotional buy” • Quality must be integrated in design and construction • Line development considerations o Purpose? o Expected aesthetic and performance attributes? o Maintenance requirements? o Desired/expected quality level? o What is customer willing to pay? • Research – environmental trends/market and global trends o Factors impacting customer spending o Demographics (age, gender, income, education, occupation, location, spending patterns) o Lifestyle data (life stage, social class personality, behavior, attitudes and values) o Trend forecasts – Javets, Premiere Vision, Pitti Palace o Competing products – “comparison shopping” o Innovative products – new technology; new textiles • Cross-functional team o A group of people from different specialties that come together to create new products o Concept creation o Design o Research and development (R & D) o Product development o Tech designer o Production/sourcing o Buyer/merchandiser o Planner • Concept development and design ideation o Inspiration and seasonal direction § Colors, materials, silhouettes, design details o Style development § Exploration of product line solutions § Materials sourcing § Style modifications based on fit, function, cost, production limitations, and merchandise plan • Color management o Spectrophotometers and Colorimeters • Color production standards o Color match § Lab dips § Strike-offs § Metamerism • Aesthetic appearance and surface contour o Hand and drape • Structural o Woven, knitted, nonwoven § Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, weight, finish § Printed costs less • Surface prints o Pattern repeats o Engineered prints – placed in a certain spot on the garment o Spring and summer is the biggest time for prints • Golden ratio/Divine proportion o The division of a line into extreme and mean ratio; most aesthetically pleasing proportion o Think: What Not to Wear – masters of the Golden Rule o Women: puts our bodies into thirds (longer legs/shorter torso) o Created off of Leonardo da Vinci proportions o Men: longer torso/shorter legs • Proportion • Line o Silhouette of a garment For more definitions and explanations, see my chapter two notes


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