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Managing Quality in the Apparel Industry

Mehta, Pradip V. , Fellow, Textile Institute, U.K. and American Society for Quality.
Bhardwaj, S.K.
ISBN : 978-81-224-1166-9
Publication Year : 1998
Edition : Ist
Reprint : 2020
Pages : 346
Price : $ 53.00
Binding : Hardbound

About the Book:

This easy-to-follow reference book explores all aspects of quality for the clothing and apparel industry - detailing the fundamental principles as well as the latest topics in the quality profession.

This book is further refinement of the work published entitled An Introduction to Quality Control for the Apparel Industry by the American Society for Quality in September 1992.

Presenting quality as an overall business strategy and management function, Managing Quality in the Apparel Industry explains what is quality, why quality is important, and describes how to build quality into products, shows how to evaluate quality of all the components that go into making garments, explains how to measure the cost of quality or rather poor quality, and shows how to begin to manage quality.

Providing hundreds of excerpts, Managing Quality in the Apparel Industry is a practical source for quality control managers, supervisors, inspectors, technicians, and executives; and upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in these disciplines.
About the Author:

Pradip V. Mehta,, a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, is a quality assurance executive in a multinational retail and service organization. The authors one book as well as numerous articles on quality demonstrate his extensive experience in quality management field. He has conducted extensive training, both classroom and on-the-job, for the quality assurance staff of the company he works for. In 1996, he visited NIFT, New Delhi, twice to teach quality and to hold industry training sessions under the United Nations Development Programme.

He received the B. Tech. (Engg.) in 1968 from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, and the M.S. degree (1972) from the Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, Massachusetts, and the M.B.A. degree (1978) in business management from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer (textile engineering) in Texas. In 1995, he received ISO 9000 Lead Assessor/Auditor certification from RAB and IQA. He is very active in the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Satish K. Bhardwaj is an Associate Professor in the Garment Manufacturing Technology Department at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. Prof. Bhardwaj received his M. Tech (Textiles) in 1985 and M. Tech (Management Studies) in 1987 from the Technological Institute of Textile in Sciences, Bhiwani, India. He has more than 15 years of experience in industry, research and teaching in the area of Textiles, Quality & Management.

Prof. Bhardwaj has conducted a number of industry programmes on Quality and Textile technology and has received tremendous support from the industry. He has published and presented a number of articles on Quality, Eco-Management & Textiles in various national and international conferences.


  • Inspection
  • Textile Testing and Product Evaluation
  • Care Labelling of Apparel and Textile
  • Shade Sorting
  • Flammability
  • Objective Evaluation of Fabric Hand
  • Quality Costs
  • Customer Returns
  • Impact of Advanced Apparel Manufacturing Technology on Quality
  • Clothing and Hazard
  • Textile Apparel Linkage Council
  • How to Start Managing Quality
  • Standards
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
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