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How To Start A Fashion Company

By Cherie Bixler

How To Start A Fashion Company provides a straight forward step-by-step guide for designers and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own line.

How To Start A Fashion Company contains all the necessary fashion terms you need to know to start a line; basic information on Making Prototypes, Costing, Marketing, and Production.  

How To Start A Fashion Company also includes loads of illustrations, charts and photographs, plus moneysaving tips:
    •  Avoid common pitfalls;
    •  Overcome fears of getting started with strategies for success;
    •  Guide to fashion terms;
    •  Illustrations and charts;
    •  $aving tips;
    •  Valuable resources for a running start; and
    •  Informative quiz to step by step guide.


The Color Book/Vol. II

The highly-requested second edition that continues the lists of color names, with hundreds of new, creative & time-saving color names.

So, no longer fret on what to call your Pale Pink color for the spring season, Now you can go to the book, look in the pink pages and choose "Cherub!"

More than 1,000 colors names, arranged by hue.


The Color Book/Vol. I

Great time-saving design tool listing more than 1,300 color names for you to pick and choose from, arranged by hue.

No longer need you fret on what to call your dark green this holiday season, now you can just go to the book, look up the green page and just choose " Mistletoe "! It's fun, fast and easy.

Excellent for designers, sales managers, merchandisers, mills, color card makers & catalog companies.


The Color Book/Vol. III

This third edition of The Color Book lists more than 1,180 new color names, and once again, categorizes the names by hue.

It is a terrific timesaving tool when naming your colors each season.

We've geared the book to designers, merchandisers, and all companies that name their colors. This edition completes your set of color name books.


The Design Detail Book/Edition 2: Sleeves, Cuffs, Shoulders

A creative reference book containing an abundance of quick fashion sketches for design development. The second in a series of fashion designer's handbooks, this edition is packed full with loads of quick fashion sketches for design reference and inspiration.

More than 300 sleeve, cuff, and shoulder details illustrated and labeled by name and category. Makes an excellent tool for design referral and direction when designing, merchandising, selling, and teaching in the fashion, wholesale, retail, and costume industries. Edition Two- ideal for designers of coats, jackets, shirts, blouses, tops, loungewear, dresses, costumes, and more.


The Color Book/Set Of 3

Volume I: Great time-saving design tool listing more than 1,300 color names for you to pick and choose from, arranged by hue.

Volume II: The highly-requested sequel edition which continues the lists of color names, with hundreds of new, creative & time-saving color names.

Volume III: This third edition of The Color Book lists more than 1,180 new color names, and once again, categorizes the names by hue.

Excellent for designers, sales managers, merchandisers, mills, color card makers & catalog companies. It is a terrific timesaving tool when naming your colors each season.


The Design Detail Book/Edition 1: Necklines, Collars, Lapels

Creative reference book containing an abundance of quick fashion sketches for design development.

Edition One contains garment necklines, collars, and lapels, with unique illustrations of the possibilities.

This sporty little book is an excellent source for design inspiration, research and product development. Ideal for fashion designers, merchandisers, costume designers, design room assistants, and more!

Includes basic necklines, curved necklines, v-necklines, square necklines, stylized necklines, boat-style necklines, jewel-neck details, funnel-neck details, basic collars, band collars, stand & roll collars, flat collars, collars w/collar stands, wing & flap collars, large & long collars, large & oversized collars, notch collars, notch coat collars, peak & other lapels, shawl collars, draped & cowl collars, coverage collars, bows & tie necks, ascots & scarf necks, ruffle & cascade necks, ruffle edge necks & collars, strapless necklines, camisole necklines, halters & one-shoulders, draped & tucked necks, shirred & elastic necks, shirred & elastic necks and hood & cape collars.


Handbook Of Textile Design: Principles, Processes And Practice

This thorough and practical book deals not only with the textile design process itself, but also with the development and day-to-day running of a textile design business.

The handbook begins with a comprehensive overview of the textile design and manufacturing processes. The author then discusses such important topics as the personnel and processes involved, factors influencing fashion, design principles and elements, the professional practice of design, commercial considerations, trend forecasting, and factors influencing purchasing decisions.

Handbook of Textile Design: Principles, Processes, and Practice examines the work of the individual textile designer within the wider context of the global textile industry. The information provided in this text will aid you in securing design jobs and carrying out the tasks of sizing up the job, agreeing to terms and fees, keeping records, and invoicing. It also offers the needed guidelines to legally protect your business and your products.

Written by a very experienced academic, the book will be a valuable resource for both newcomers and established professional designers alike.


Birnbaums's Annual Report Of Garment Imports- 2005

A report of the year 2005, analyzed by country and product. Written by fashion-production guru David Birnbaum, this sourcing-department must-have is an in-depth report detailing each country's exported garments for last year, and each products average FOB prices, total exports, and why for each garment type.


Pocket Apparel Expert

This guide covers both basics and advanced topics of garment manufacturing. The book is intended for use by textile professionals, as well as by non-technical people in the garment industry. This book has been prepared with the objective of providing textile professionals, manufacturers, traders, and retailers with accurate information and technology regarding the textile/apparel/garment/sewing trade industry.


The International Dictionary Of Fashion

Essential fashion industry terminology in eight different languages. A pocket-size book containing fabric names, design details, numbers, colors, fashion lingo translated to and from English.

Compiled by a team of native-speaking translators, languages include: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Eight separate translation books combined into one invaluable edition!

Includes a list of more than 2,100 words and terms that the fashion design professional needs when communicating with other countries.

Precise names of:
• style details;
• garment parts;
 • fabrics;
• trimmings;
• notions;
• structural components;
• body parts;
• numbers;
• colors;
• sentences commonly used in fashion design, development and production. are included.

Using words and sentences, the dictionary should assist everyone in expressing exactly what they intend, when it comes to apparel design and production.

It is the perfect companion for traveling to and communicating with international factories, sample rooms, trade shows, sourcing agents and buyers. The volume is presented in a clear and concise format and is easy to use. It is an ideal tool for fashion executives in understanding and expressing themselves in foreign languages.


The Apparel Design And Production Handbook/A Technical Reference

An extensive reference guide containing men's, women's, and children's body measurements, basic garments specs, and grading charts for all regular and special sizes.

Excellent for designers, merchandisers, technical designers, production managers, industry executives & apparel factories.

Includes information on:
• How to measure body dimensions
• Standard body measurements
• How to measure garments
 • Standard garment measurements and specs
 • Standard grading charts


Clothing Appearance And Fit: Science And Technology

Clothing Appearance and Fit: Science and Technology bridges recent active research and development in a number of different areas including fashion aesthetics, 3D body scanners, garment appearance, measurement technology, fabric objective measurement, garment drape, computer-aided design, human anthropometrics, and sizing.

This new study provides a critical appreciation of the technological developments and scientific understanding related to clothing appearance and fit, an indespensible perspective for textile and fashion students and researchers.


Birnbaum's Global Guide To Winning The Great Garment War

The premier book on garment costing, and the ultimate book for all garment industry professionals.

Ideal for buyers, suppliers, manufacturers and all those working to develop an apparel export industry in any country. If you have not read this book, you're probably not working with the lowest cost producer.