"Recommended. From women's and girl's clothes to men's and boy's clothes, apparel manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar business. Everyone who shops for clothing recognizes the names of all the famous designers and distributors. This series is useful for showing viewers the processes involved in mass-producing Click for more
A 4-Disc Set of 1. Apparel Manufacturing: An Overview; 2. Eagleknit Makes Basics Right; 3. Eiseman Tradition and 4. J. H. Collectibles Story is available.
1. Apparel Manufacturing: An Overview
Apparel manufacturing is a challenging business. Because many countries outside the United States have cheaper labor costs, manufacturers in the U.S. must be extremely labor efficient in order to compete effectively. As in every business, although technologies change there are basic structural and organizational steps that are necessary for operating an apparel business successfully. This program features on-site photography and a graphic presentation, which provides an overview of what's involved in running an apparel manufacturing business.
2. Eagleknit Makes Basics Right
The Wisconsin-based Eagleknit Knitting Mills was a leading manufacturer of children's wear for most of the 20th century. Today, the restructured company is known as Eagle Knitting Mills Inc. This classic program takes us on location to the Milwaukee location and describes the manufacturing of knitwear for children and adults; we learn about yarn dyed jerseys, quality control, embroidery, and we see stages of production from design to finished product.
3. Eiseman Tradition
Florence and Laurence Eiseman started the children's design and clothing manufacturing company, Eiseman, in 1945. Since that time Eiseman has been dressing generations of American children. The Milwaukee-based company is now known as Eiseman Co. LLC, and in 2002 the company established The Best Dressed Child, which offers a large selection of fine boutique children's clothing, accessories and gifts. Clothing stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks carry the Florence Eiseman line. This classic program offers an insider's tour of this manufacturer of better children's wear and follows the process from initial design to the production of these garments.
4. J. H. Collectibles Story
J.H. Collectibles was founded In Milwaukee in 1945. Like many companies in the U.S. apparel industry in the late 20th century, the company struggled during difficult retail years and the line was first taken over by Liz Clairborne; then was taken over by Li & Fung USA, a member of Li & Fung Limited, which is headquartered in Hong Kong. This classic program offers a tour of this manufacturer of women's fashion apparel, which includes a glimpse at manufacturing sequences, finishing techniques, and quality control. 98/08DE JSCA 110 min.
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