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A huge selection of technical know-how publications.

Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel : Extremely important textbook based on the premise that quality is built into the product from conception to delivery to the consumer.

Fashion Production Terms : A comprehensive reference book defining over 600 fashion construction and production terms in detail. All production terms used in garment development through to the finished product are explained.

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Menswear : The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear offers patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles and includes information on sizing, lining, and a variety of fabrics. Covering everything from casual to tailored designs, it can serve both as an introduction to the pattern-drafting skills necessary for menswear and as a more in-depth treatment of patternmaking techniques. The guide covers the patternmaking process for an array of menswear garments, as well as the accompanying theories and concepts.

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women : The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women offers an in-depth look into the techniques and theories of pattern drafting for women's garments. Covering a wide variety of styles, textiles, and sizes, this book is useful for a wide range of pattern courses from introductory to advanced. It provides a sound introduction to the concepts and the processes of patternmaking, as well as a more advanced analysis of style and design. The book offers helpful techniques on taking measurements and adjusting the fit of garments for all body sizes, patterns, and types of fabrics.

The Vendor Compliance Handbook : 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 should 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.

Concepts of Pattern Grading: Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading : This well-illustrated, step-by-step introduction to grading combines the theory of pattern grading with its practical applications.

Apparel Design and Production Handbook/a Technical Reference : A 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.

Sewing for the Apparel Industry : A detailed workbook focusing on the fundamental principles of garment construction, sewing methods, and all of the assembly elements a designer must consider at the beginning of the design phase.

Draping for Fashion Design/fourth Edition : Draping for Fashion Design is the definitive basic instructional text for draping. This book covers all of the fundamental material for beginning and for advanced drapers.

Machine Knitting : Machine Knitting presents comprehensive instructions for knitting techniques and constructions with accompanying DVD.

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If you are new to the fashion industry or an experienced garmento, reading books about fashion and textiles is one of the best things you can do to stay ahead of the competition.  If you are serious about fashion, it is very important to stay educated regarding all issues regarding fiber to fashion.  Read a book about fabrics, manufacturing, pattern making etc.

Fashion Directories The number-one collection of fashion industry sourcing and reference material available.

Fashion Design Tools All the best fashion, production, and design inspiration books to make your designing life easier.

Fashion Business The most current books on the business of the fashion trade and running a fashion company.

Technical Books A huge selection of technical know-how publications.

How-To's Red-hot how-to books on all the phases of design and production.

Fashion Dictionaries The finest fashion and related terminology books available.

Garment & Textile Sourcing Up-to-the-minute publications on sourcing and finding and working with the suppliers and materials, worldwide.

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