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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Tools and resources to help users gain an understanding of the fashion design, merchandising, textile industries, apparel design, consumer behavior, product knowledge, and business principles.


What is a standard?

"A standard is a document, established by a consensus of subject matter experts and approved by a recognized body that provides guidance on the design, use or performance of materials, products, processes, services, systems or persons." (ISO)

Overview of Standards for the Apparel Industry

The following links provide some of the standards related to the fashion industry. This is not a comprehensive list.