On a scale of 0” to 5” how high do you score?
Uhhhhh … what?
This week’s episode addresses something that affects all of us…grading. No…not the kind that your math teacher gives out, but the kind that determines what size garment will fit you.
A graderule is put together by the technical experts in a company and determines how your fit is going to be sized. This must be built around the type of product but also ultimately is determined by your target customer. Are you going for the European slim and tailored fit or will you yield more to a relaxed American fit?
Once you have established your graderule, it is implemented in the marking and grading phase of production. Your approved fit is handed off to the marking and grading team to be reduced and increased in all major POMs to get you your size XS, M, L and so on.
What’s more important than implementing a graderule? TESTING IT! Ha…get it?
In a size set fitting you get to see how your garment fits on a small or large sized human form. Check out this week’s video to see how you can make the grade!