Month: December 2017

THE SCARF & HEADSCARVES… (The history, trivia and what you did not know)

THE SCARF & HEADSCARVES… (The history, trivia and what you did not know) Letha Oelz A scarf, plural scarves, is a piece of fabric worn around the neck for warmth, sun protection, cleanliness, fashion, or religious reasons. They can be made in a variety of different materials such as wool, cashmere, linen or cotton. It […]

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WHAT ARE MARKETS, SUB-MARKETS AND PRODUCT-MARKETS?

WHAT ARE MARKETS, SUB-MARKETS AND PRODUCT-MARKETS? Letha Oelz A market is the overall set of buyers (consumers) and sellers (firms) for a broad market need, such as the banking market, or the education market, or the ready-to-eat food market. A sub-market forms part of an overall market, but tends to have some unique operating characteristics. […]

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THE THIMBLE… (History and Trivia)

Letha Oelz A thimble is a protective covering worn over finger tips generally during sewing. The thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Usually, thimbles with a closed top are used by dressmakers but special thimbles with an opening at the end are […]

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BUY WHOLESALE AND SELL RETAIL…

BUY WHOLESALE AND SELL RETAIL… Letha Oelz WHAT IS WHOLESALE BUYING? The key differences between wholesale and retail buying are the quantities of products purchased and the prices of the products. Wholesale buyers purchase a large quantity of products from a supplier at a reduced cost with the intention of selling them in a retail […]

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A KAFTAN OR CAFTAN… (Different Styles & History)

Letha Oelz A KAFTAN OR CAFTAN A kaftan or caftan (/ˈkæftæn/; Arabic: قفطان‎ qafṭān) is a variant of the robe or tunic, which has been worn by several cultures around the world for thousands of years. The kaftan is often worn as a coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves. It […]

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CLOTHING AND TEXTILES QUALITY CONTROL…

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES QUALITY CONTROL… Letha Oelz CLOTHING AND TEXTILES QUALITY CONTROL Garments, as a product category, are inspected more often than other consumer goods. This is due to the production process (a succession of manual operations performed, in general, by workers who are encouraged by their pay scheme to spend little time on each […]

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LEAD TIME… (Lead time and quality control)

LEAD TIME… (Lead time and quality control) Letha Oelz LEAD TIME Number of minutes, hours, or days that must be allowed for the completion of an operation or process, or must elapse before a desired action takes place. See also manufacturing lead time. MANUFACTURING LEAD TIME Total time required to manufacture an item, including order […]

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VISUAL DISPLAY & MERCHANDISING…

VISUAL DISPLAY & MERCHANDISING… Letha Oelz VISUAL MERCHANDISING DEFINED Visual merchandising refers to anything that can be seen by the customer inside and outside a store, including displays, decorations, signs and layout of space. The overall purpose of visual merchandising is to get customers to come into the store and spend money. Visual merchandising includes […]

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MODERN EUROPEAN TEXTILE & GARMENT INDUSTRY… (Some history, facts and need to know)

MODERN EUROPEAN TEXTILE & GARMENT INDUSTRY… (Some history, facts and need to know) Letha Oelz TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN THE EUROPE Textiles and clothing is a diverse sector that plays an important role in the European manufacturing industry, employing 2.5 million people and generating a turnover of EUR 190 billion. The sector has undergone radical […]

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THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN SEWING MACHINE… Trivia & Other historical moments in the history of the sewing machine.

THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN SEWING MACHINE… Trivia & Other historical moments in the history of the sewing machine. Letha Oelz WHO INVENTED THE SEWING MACHINE? There’s no simple answer, for many inventors contributed elements to the finally successful product. How was the stitch to be made? What would the needle be like? One thread, […]

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