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Manufacturing in textiles

Product manufacture

Mass/unit production
Produced in high volume
Low skilled workers
24 hr continuous
Cheap labour, fabrics and components bought in large numbers, means
clothing can be made quickly
Specific target market=cost effective

Two methods of manufacture
1. Progressive unit system- manufacturing follows a sequence by making…

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Economies of scale- increase in efficiency as the number of goods being
produced rises, the more components/fabrics ordered the cheaper the
price


Batch produced products
Seasonal goods
Home interior products
Accessories

Retailers who us this method include M&S and Topshop



One Off/ Bespoke production
High quality product
Made in workshop/studio…

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Distribution
Marketing
Merchandising
Advertising
Display


Designers Inspiration
Themes
Catwalk shows
Trend forecasting
Eras
Cultures
Moodboards

Designer's considerations
Target market
Method of production
Price


CAD

1. Input- Scanning in designs, trend forecasting websites, imputing images off a
camera
2. Transformation- Photoshop, paint, sketch up
3. Output- Moodboard

How a designer develops…

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Different sizes can be cut together to reduce waste
All the pattern pieces are cut out
Any pattern/one-way design or nap in the fabric is taken account of
Pattern pieces are cut on the correct grain of the fabric

Manufacture
Enough fabric is ordered to make the products
Fabric will…

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