Reference model for apparel product development

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Isabel Cristina Moretti
Aldo Braghini Junior


The purpose of this paper was to develop a reference model for the implementation of the process of product development (PDP) for apparel. The tool was developed through an interactive process of comparison between theoretical. Managers in companies and professionals working in this market can utilize the reference model as a source for the organization and improvement of the PDP for apparel and the universities as a reference source for systematized teaching of this process. This model represents the first comprehensive attempt to develop an instrument at a detailed level (macro phases, phases, activities, inputs and outputs at each stage and at the gates) to systematize the PDP process for fashion products and to consider its particularities.


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Isabel Cristina Moretti, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Campus Apucarana

Isabel Cristina Moretti. Master in Production Engineering from the Federal Technological University of Paraná, operates in the Product and Manufacturing Process Development area, has degree in Production Engineering with emphasis in Apparel / Textiles from the State University of Maringá. Is currently Professor at the Federal Technological University of Paraná - UTFPR in Apucarana City. E-mail:

Aldo Braghini Junior, Federal Technological University of Paraná - UTFPR

Aldo Braghini Junior. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Have experience in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Manufacturing and Production Engineering Process, with emphasis on product development. Is currently Professor at the Federal Technological University of Paraná in the course of Production Engineering in Ponta Grossa City. E-mail:


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