Acronyms for the Fashion Industry

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According to your English teacher, an acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word.

What is a fashion acronym?

A fashion acronym is an acronym used for clothing, footwear, accessories, or any group of words directly relevant to the apparel or textile industry.

Here are a few examples of fashion industry acronyms.

CAM - Computer Aided Manufacturing

CAD - Computer Aided Design (some people refer to as Computer Assisted Design)

CMT - Cut Make & Trim (referring to clothing manufacturing)

EDI - Electronic Data Interchange

POS - Point of Sale

VAN - Value Added Network

SCM - Supply Chain Management

PDM - Product Development Management

PLM - Product Lifecycle Management

ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning

CRM - Customer Relationship Management

RFID - Radio Frequency Identification

IoT - Internet of Things

NFT - Non-Fungible Tokens (learn about sneaker NFTs)

MBT - Masai Barefoot Technolgoy

AI - Artificial Intelligence

T&A - Time & Action Calendar

SEO - Search Engine Optimization

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

CPSIA - Consumer Products Safety Improvements Act

UPC - Universal Processing Code

MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity

All of the above acronyms have relevance to the fashion industry.

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