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Topic: Textiles and apparel operations 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 16.  Understands important concepts and skills related to careers in the textiles and apparel industries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows fiber and textile materials and the effects of their characteristics on design, construction, care, use, and maintenance of products
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows fiber materials
     2.Knows textile materials
     3.Knows how textile characteristics affect the design of products
     4.Knows how textile characteristics affect the construction of products
     5.Knows how textile characteristics affect the care of products
     6.Knows how textile characteristics affect the use of products
     7.Knows how textile characteristics affect the maintenance of products
     8.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the design of products
     9.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the construction of products
     10.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the care of products
     11.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the use of products
     12.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the maintenance of products
   Benchmark 2.Knows apparel and textiles design skills (e.g., using basic and complex color schemes and color theory to develop and enhance visual effects; using the elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, and/or altering textiles products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows apparel design skills
     2.Knows textiles design skills
     3.Knows skills for using basic and complex color schemes and color theory to develop and enhance visual effects
     4.Knows skills for using the elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, and/or altering textiles products
   Benchmark 4.Knows skills needed to produce, alter, or repair textiles products and apparel (e.g., using a variety of equipment, tools, and supplies such as home and industrial sewing machines, sergers, and pressing and cutting equipment; using appropriate industry materials for cleaning, pressing, and finishing textiles products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows skills needed to produce textiles products
     2.Knows skills needed to alter textiles products
     3.Knows skills needed to repair textiles products
     4.Knows skills needed to produce apparel
     5.Knows skills needed to alter apparel
     6.Knows skills needed to repair apparel
     7.Knows skills for using a variety of equipment, tools, and supplies used in the textiles industry
     8.Knows skills for using appropriate industry materials for cleaning, pressing, and finishing textiles products
   Benchmark 5.Understands textile and apparel manufacturing systems (e.g., mass production, quality control techniques) and manufacturing processes (e.g., dyeing, printing, finishing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands textile manufacturing systems
     2.Understands apparel manufacturing systems
     3.Understands mass production in textiles and apparel industries
     4.Understands quality control techniques in textiles and apparel industries
     5.Understands textiles manufacturing processes
     6.Understands apparel manufacturing processes
     7.Understands processes involved in dyeing in textiles and apparel industries
     8.Understands processes involved in printing in textile and apparel industries
     9.Understands processes involved in finishing in textile and apparel industries
   Benchmark 6.Understands the textile production process (e.g., origins, properties, and qualities of natural and manufactured fibers; methods of fiber and yarn production; types of woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics and methods of fabrication)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins, properties, and qualities of natural and manufactured fibers
     2.Understands methods of fiber and yarn production
     3.Understands types of woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics
     4.Understands methods of fabrication for woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics
   Benchmark 10.Understands the operational procedures commonly performed in the textiles and apparel industry (e.g., quality control, inventory control, loss prevention, shipping, receiving, billing, payment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the operational procedures commonly performed in the textiles industry
     2.Understands the operational procedures commonly performed in the apparel industry
     3.Understands quality control in the textiles and apparel industries
     4.Understands inventory control in the textiles and apparel industries
     5.Understands loss prevention in the textiles and apparel industries
     6.Understands shipping in the textiles and apparel industries
     7.Understands receiving in the textiles and apparel industries
     8.Understands billing in the textiles and apparel industries
     9.Understands payment in the textiles and apparel industries