Apparel Design and Production Handbook/A Technical Reference

Our best seller, containing standard body measurements for regular and special sizes in the Women’s, Men’s and Children’s markets. Also, fully graded specs for all sizes, grade rules, sizing charts and more... A must-have book for every design and patternmaking room.

Price: $95.00
123.75 CAD 82.03 EUR 744.57 HKD
A definitive approach to specification writing for the textile industry

The most common issue between buyers and suppliers is the lack of communication and unclear specifications for products that leads to mistakes.

Includes Instant  download of Style Drawings 

A DEFINITIVE APPROACH TO SPECIFICATION WRITING. 

Price: $45.00
58.62 CAD 38.86 EUR 352.69 HKD
Sewing Techniques from the Fashion Industry / Couture Techniques

Sewing Techniques from the Fashion Industry
Formerly known as Couture Techniques

Couture Techniques presents the introduction to industry's high-end sample making processes and to the Contemporary Fashion Education Program. These are the skills that students need to know to be able to design and produce stunning collections and personal wardrobes. 

Included in this book is the information needed to make high-end zipper sets, kick pleats, hems, seam finishes, bias bindings, buttonholes, etc., as done in high-end designing departments.

With minimal equipment, a few inexpensive tools used in the industry, and PDF's of the author's master sample book on the included CD, anyone who uses this book will be able to produce professional samples.

 

Price: $125.00
162.83 CAD 107.94 EUR 979.70 HKD
Zipper Sets

Six High-End Zipper Sets

Here is the information you need to set beautiful zippers that enhance your sewing. This is the same zipper information that is in Couture Techniques, now available separately.

Price: $40.00
52.10 CAD 34.54 EUR 313.50 HKD
The Vendor Compliance Handbook with Forms and Data Templates

2nd Edition!
This book answers the questions of any new designer: "How do I produce a garment?", "Where do I start?", and "What standards should I use?" The book will help all those that are beginning in the fashion industry, and also facilitate those with existing loopholes that have been making their daily jobs grueling and hurting their businesses over time.

 

Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

 

Price: $60.00
78.16 CAD 51.81 EUR 470.26 HKD
The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates

Instant PDF Download!

The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

All forms and templates are in a easy to use pdf file.

Price: $25.00
32.57 CAD 21.59 EUR 195.94 HKD
How to Start a Fashion Company

 

 

 

 

Straight forward step-by-step guide for designers and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own line. Book contains all the necessary fashion terms you need to know to start a line; basic information on Making Prototypes, Costing, Marketing, and Production.

 

 

List Price: $45.00
Price: $40.00
52.10 CAD 34.54 EUR 313.50 HKD
Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered.

List Price: $115.00
Price: $103.50
134.82 CAD 89.37 EUR 811.19 HKD
Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets, fitting garments and grading patterns for production. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. A new chapter on children's wear expands upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven womenswear and menswear. The new edition includes more coverage of PLM/PDM and computer-aided technical design, model measuring, graded pattern nests and more.

List Price: $120.00
Price: $108.00
140.68 CAD 93.26 EUR 846.46 HKD
The Art of Couture Sewing

2nd Edition is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book moves on to cover tools and supplies, matching fabrics with the appropriate needles and threads, pressing, and construction techniques. Basic draping skills, corset construction, and tailoring, as well as the variety of closures, hems and finishes used in couture are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. 

List Price: $110.00
Price: $99.00
128.96 CAD 85.49 EUR 775.92 HKD
A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance

Learn how to protect your business through prevention with a fashion compliance program. The book takes a merchandise-centric “how-to” approach. It explains the laws related to fashion compliance including, labeling, marketing, testing, importing and exporting, record keeping, and more. Written by a fashion-law expert, the book includes interviews with professionals and discusses the European Union apparel label law, as well as relevant United States’ laws, to help you run your fashion business.

Price: $67.50
87.93 CAD 58.29 EUR 529.04 HKD
Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion: What's Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities, Second Edition.

As issues surrounding sustainability in the fashion industry continue to evolve, the conversation in this collection of essays from leading fashion academics and practitioners has been updated with current concepts and industry practices. Sustainable Fashion: What's Next? A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities, Second Edition examines the challenges that designers, product developers, and consumers confront as they create, wear, and recycle clothing and fashion. Organized into three sections and printed on FSC-certified paper, each section focuses on an in-depth exploration of sustainable opportunities that are identified as people, process and the environment. 

List Price: $85.00
Price: $76.50
99.65 CAD 66.06 EUR 599.58 HKD
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