The fashion industry is intimidating. And if you don’t know the right technical terms, you can embarrass yourself.
Maybe you’ve found yourself in acronym and terminology overload…tech pack, BOM, graded spec, block, CF, HPS, DNTS. What do all these words mean…and do you need to know all of them?
It can feel overwhelming. Which is why I made this guide for you.
What’s in the guide?
The guide is broken into 4 parts that take you from initial concept through bulk production. Don’t need to know it all? Jump around:
READ PART 1: DESIGN & PLANNING
Terms used during the design process:
- Fashion flat, tech sketch, tech pack
- BOM, graded spec, UOM, POM
- Color standard, colorway, Pantone
Reference your product with these common abbreviations:
- HPS, CP, CF, CB
- SNTS, DNTS, CS, TPST
- SPI, SA, GG
Communicate with factories and sound like a pro:
- FPP, CMT, COO
- Lab dip, head end, strike off
- Proto, PP sample, TOP sample
Make sure your costs are kept in check and you know what you’re getting.
- Duty, HTS code, FF
- FOB, DDP, LDP, FGP