Category: Industry Lingo

Top 30 Must-Know Garment Terminology For Fashion Designers (with pictures!)

Get familiar with these must-know list of garment terminology for fashion designers and know exactly what each item looks like with the included pictures.

The Ultimate Guide to Fashion Design Industry Terminology & Abbreviations

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 […]

Types of Fabric Dyeing

Want to learn more about dyeing terms in the apparel industry?  A few common ones are as follows: Y/D (yarn dyed): When yarns are dyed prior to being knit or woven into fabric. P/D (piece dyed): When fabric is dyed after it is knit or woven, but before being cut & sewn (C&S). G/D (garment dyed): […]

Garment Terms and Abbreviations in the Fashion Industry

Your fashion designer friends are dropping terms like CF, HPS and SS – and you’re wondering what the heck they mean. You’re too embarrassed to ask – because you should probably know these terms already. Learn the must know abbreviations so you too can talk like a pro.


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