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Cooklin's Garment Technology for Fashion Designers, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9974-2
208 pages
April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell


Build the knowledge and understanding of garment technology essential to any designer

In today's competitive fashion industry, it is essential that designers have a working understanding of garment technology. This 2nd edition has been comprehensively updated, with in-depth information on stitches, guides and attachments and sewing techniques, all of which are fully illustrated. There are enhanced chapters on machine and equipment technology explaining the uses, features and limitations of garment manufacturing equipment, enabling designers to create products that can be manufactured efficiently and with a high degree of quality.

  • Approached from the fashion designer's mindset, this book features illustrations to help users build their knowledge and understanding
  • Blends theoretical and practical material
  • Updated with the latest and most modern advances in clothing technology
  • Illustrated throughout to help shape the reader's knowledge and understanding of garment technology
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Table of Contents

Preface – about this revised edition vi

Acknowledgements vii

Part I The Commercial Designer 1

Chapter 1 The Designer's Role within Product Development and Manufacture 3

Chapter 2 The Designer and Garment Costs — The Commercial Designer 7

Chapter 3 Pattern Cutting and Materials Utilisation 15

Chapter 4 Garment Trimmings 36

Chapter 5 Designing for Manufacture 47

Part II Garment Technology 53

Chapter 6 Understanding Textile Materials 55

Chapter 7 Sample Cutting 76

Chapter 8 The Principles of Fusing Technology 99

Chapter 9 The Principles of Sewing Technology 112

Chapter 10 The Principles of Pressing Technology 138

Chapter 11 Garment Finishing and Inspection 150

Chapter 12 Selecting Appropriate Technology 160

Part III The Operation of the Product Development Department 165

Chapter 13 The Sample Room 167

Chapter 14 Communication 173

Chapter 15 Management/Leadership and Organisation 184

References 193

Index 195

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Author Information

Steven Hayes, Principal Lecturer in Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), has extensive experience in technology management, clothing engineering and fashion economics as a researcher, practitioner and educator.

John McLoughlin has considerable experience in the clothing industry both as a senior engineer and manager. John is now a Senior Lecturer in Fashion technology at MMU specializing in manufacturing technology, quality management and textile materials.

Dorothy Fairclough is a Senior Lecturer in Garment Technology at MMU and has substantial experience within the fashion industry, including being a designer/pattern cutter and a garment technologist.

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