The second edition of this standard work on the subject explains the processes of modern clothing manufacture and describes the equipment used to carry them out. Recent developments as well as established methods are described for cutting, sewing and other methods of joining materials and pressing. Manual, mechanised and automated methods are considered as well as the applications of computer control and robotics to clothing production. Redrawn illustrations improve clarity and many new photographs show new generations of equipment. The book takes account of the increasingly market-driven nature of the industry, as well as technical and economic constraints and the skill requirements of operating in a labour-intensive situation.