Sandra J. Keiser, MS, ESRAB, FGI, ITAA, is a Professor in the Fashion Department at Mount Mary College where she teaches courses in apparel design, trend analysis, and the apparel supply chain. She was chairperson of the Fashion Department for 22 years and continues to supervise interns and organise study tours to New York and Paris. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) where she has served on the board and taken an active role in the ITAA Design Exhibition, and also a member of Educators for a Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB), and Fashion Group International (FGI).
Myrna B. Garner, PhD, AAFCS, ITAA, is an Associate Professor Emerita at Illinois State University. A former Fulbright Scholar, consultant with the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan and Faculty Fellow with TC2, she has authored or co-authored articles for the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Journal of Women & Ageing, and Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. Her areas of interest include apparel product development and global trade in textiles and apparel. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (IAFCS), American Society for Quality Textile and Needle Trades Division, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Apparel Sizing Committee.
Contents: Part 1: Planning for Success The role of Product Development in the Apparel Supply Chain Consumer Markets Business Planning Part 2: Creative Planning Trend Forecasting Color Management Fabrication Garment Styling Line Planning and Development Part 3: Technical Design Translating Concept to Product Findings and Trim Sizing and Fit Quality Assurance Part 4: Production Planning The Role of Sourcing in Product Development Costing and Pricing Part 5: Planning Production Distribution Final Stages and Future Trends
Sandra J. Keiser, Mount Mary College. Myrna B. Garner, Associate Professor Emerita, Illinois State University