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Textile Committee Solicits Input from Garment Industry for Body Measurement Tables that Support Consistent Sizing

ASTM Committee D13 on Textiles welcomes comments from apparel manufacturers, retailers and designers on measurement tables ASTM is proposing for boys’ apparel sizes 6-24 husky.

ASTM International published D 6860, Proposed Standard Tables of Body Measurements for Boys, Sizes 6 to 24 Husky, for informational purposes, and will gather comments until May 2005. Direct comments to Len Morrissey, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 (phone: 610/832-9719).

ASTM Subcommittee D13.55 on Body Measurement for Apparel Sizing developed the tables in D 6860 as a uniform reference for boys’ sizes 6-24 husky when considering fabric type, ease of body movement, styling, and fit. The group offers measurement tables both in SI and inch/pound units. Referencing the body measurement data in the tables enhances production of patterns and garments consistent with the current anthropometric characteristics of boys sized 6-24 husky. Use of ASTM D 6860 by the textile industry can increase the availability of consistent sizing for consumers.

Through the voluntary consensus of its members in the apparel industry, the subcommittee developed ASTM D 6860 based on body measurements currently used by apparel manufacturers and retailers, and measurements in the U.S. Department of Commerce Voluntary Product Standard PS 36-70: Body Measurements for the Sizing of Boys’ Apparel, NIST, Washington, D.C. (1970).

Committee D13 on Textiles meets March 21-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact Morrissey for membership/ meeting details. //

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