I could not judge it myself - how good or bad my new book is. So I asked for honest reviews and feedback on the book from some industry professionals. I have received few reviews and other reviews yet to receive.
These are some of reviews from the industry professionals and faculties.
"I think it is an excellent guide to those people wishing to enter or understand more about the world of garment manufacturing"
Paul Collyer, Consultant,
International Apparel Training and Consultancies
"Perfect amalgamation of industry academia requirements in a book. Unfortunately in India most books are written from a pure academic perspective without covering the current practices prevailing in the industry. There is an absolute disconnect between industry and academia. The students passing from even the most premier institutes are unemployable and needs retraining when hired by an employer. Most of the faculties from academia lack relevant industry experience which happens to be a major road block in developing quality syllabus and content for a course.
It is a practical guide to manufacturing practices used in the garment industry. This book is relevant to everyone who is a part garment manufacturing process. The author is very precise and straight to the point. This book is a mirror of practices which are widely accepted in the South Asian garment industry. "
Ashish Kumar Gupta, Asst. Professor,
School of Fashion Technology, Lovely Professional University
"Prasanta has been successfully able to cover a number of areas of Garment Manufacturing in this book. Most probably this is one of the few books in recent times which offer End to End overview of the field. This quality has made the book useful to a wider spectrum of readers including merchants, sourcing people, product developers, production personnel, planners, quality personnel and of course students and beginners. It is a balanced mix of theoretical concepts and latest industry practices with relevant shop floor examples. Overall this book is a good effort from the author and in true sense will be immensely useful and a must read book."
Associate Professor, NIFT Jodhpur
"The book has a scope of reaching a high watermark of success. It has done real justice in terms of adequate coverage of such a vast system of garment manufacturing. With twelve chapters, they have outlined important aspects/stages of garment manufacturing. Each aspect is broken down and explained with the help of process flow charts and visuals bringing clarity to the reader. An excellent resource for students and professionals in clothing and fashion industry. Garment technologists, in their increasingly complex role, will find this resource invaluable".
Founder & Director, Threadsol
"The book is indeed very useful. When I started my business there was no one to guide me. Each and every step I failed learnt and again looked into the next step. It's appreciable that somebody is there who can be the mentor. By going through this book anyone can start their own set up without doing silly and common mistakes. They could gain huge knowledge to be an entrepreneur".
Entrepreneur, Stripe Blue
"I would really like to recommend this book to anyone who are in the apparel manufacturing field be it starters or experts. All the topics are well organised, covered and explained in simplified manner. A must read book. "
Durga Charan DasThis piece of work is a guide to newcomers, industry professionals and students. I you decide to buy this book in future, your feedback and review is always welcome.
Book will be released on July 30.