Garment Manufacturing Technology provides an insiders' look at this multifaceted process, systematically going from design and production to finishing and quality control. As technological improvements are transforming all aspects of garment manufacturing allowing manufacturers to meet the growing demand for greater productivity and flexibility, the text discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection. Subsequent chapters covers garment design, including computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction. Garment finishing, quality control, and care-labelling are also presented and explored.
- Provides an insiders look at garment manufacturing from design and production to finishing and quality control
- Discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection
- Includes discussions of computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction
- Explores garment finishing, quality control, and care labelling
1 Introduction: The apparel industry
Part I: Product development, production planning and selection of materials 2 Product development in the apparel industry 3 Role of Fabric Properties in Clothing Manufacture Process 4 Production planning in the apparel industry 5 Fabric sourcing and selection 6 Selecting garment accessories, trims and closures
Part II: Garment design and production 7 Garment sizing and fit 8 Pattern construction 9 Fabric spreading and cutting 10 Sewing, stitches and seams 11 Sewing equipment and working aids 12 Sewing room problems and solutions 13 Alternative fabric joining technologies 14 Seamless garments: an overview
Part III Garment finishing, quality control, labelling and costing 15 Garment finishing techniques 16 Quality control and assurance in the apparel industry 17 Care labelling of clothing 18 Garment costing
Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a senior lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research.
Professor Rajiv Padhye is a Director of a Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion at the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He did his PhD from Leeds University, UK. He has several national and international publications in various journals. Rajiv has supervised many PhD and Masters Students and published several book chapters, monogram, journal articles and books. Recently Rajiv has been honored by RMIT University with "Research Leadership "Research excellence"and "Media Person 2012 awards. In 2003 Textile Institute, Manchester UK, has honoured him with Fellowship of the Textile Institute (FTI).