AppendicesGLOSSARYUSEFUL CONTACTSSUMMARIES OF OTHER USEFUL REPORTSAPPENDIX 1 GLOSSARY OF TERMS
APPENDIX 1 GLOSSARY OF TERMS
This glossary contains a list of terminology and jargon commonly used in the clothing and textile sectors.
It is intended for guidance only and definitive explanations, particularly those relating to Customs and
Excise and finance, should be checked with reference to specific situations.
A booklet containing these and other terms is available to designers and manufacturers from DTS Logistics
Plc on telephone 0208 341 5068.
To be officially recognised by a company to meet their standards.
Another word for Applicant / Opener / Accreditor of Letter of Credit (L/C).
Bank which advises exporter of the Letter of Credit (L/C) [may be same as Corresponding Bank].
To sort garments into packs, either solid size, solid colours or ratio packs.
Person who applies to open a Letter of Credit (L/C) [the importer] and who is arranging to pay the
exporter by this method.
Acceptable Quality Level. Internationally recognised statistical standard of quality control.
Or artic. Vehicle with the front of the VEHICLE trailer connected and locked into a tractor unit - trailer
length formally 40 ft. [12 metres] now 46 ft. [13.6 metres].
Developing a range of goods according to product attributes such as price, brand, size and colour,
which can then be applied to different store grades.
General term covering automatic garment flat knitting machines.
Guarantee of payment added to a Bill of Exchange by a bank [the Bill is “avalised”].
Is defined in the context of Cargo insurance as “loss or damage”.
A code made up of alternating black and white stripes of varying thickness and combinations. This
code is machine-readable.
The tying of hanging garments into sets [normally 5 or 10] by means of a plastic tie.