Apparel Technical Manual

The Apparel Technical Manual is to be adhered to by all Ownbrand apparel vendors. “Ownbrand vendors” are defined as those who work with the URBN production team. If you have questions regarding this manual, please reach out to the URBN production contact you are working with.

Section I – Standard Information
Vendor Welcome & Process
How to Use a Block
Pattern Import – Export procedures
Woman’s Base Size Body Measurement
Men’s Base Size Body Measurement
Urban Outfitters Inc Brand Sizes & Grade Jumps
Tall & Petite Conversions
Vendor Standard Procedure for Washed Garments
Summary of Basic Tolerance
QA Vendor Procedure & AQL Chart

Section II – Minimum Quality & Construction Standards – Part 1
Minimum Standards
Structured Woven Standards
Soft Woven Standards
Soft Woven Sketch Codes
Knit Standards
Sweater Standards
Section II – Minimum Quality & Construction Standards – Part 2
Sweater Standards (continued)
Active Standards
Fit Sample Evaluation Guidelines
Bra Standards

 Section III – Recommended Suppliers

Section IV – Common Stitches
Stitch Type Matrix – English

Stitch Type Matrix – Chinese
Decorative Stitch Matrix

Section V – How to Measure
General Guide

Section VI – Wash Care Instructions
 URBN Fabric Requirements
URBN Fabric Manual
 URBN Garment Requirements
URBN Garment Test Manual
SGS Test Request Form
SGS Test Lab Locations

Universal Care URBN Vendor Guide
Universal Care Instructions with Symbols
AAFA Restricted Substances

Section VII – Packing
Packing Instructions
Pre-Packs Excluding Individual Polybags

Section VIII – Labeling Act
Come Clean
Labeling Act

Section IX – Standard Grade Rules
Urban Women’s
Urban Men’s

Free People

Section X – URBN Mannequin Ordering Info
Alvanon Order Form

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