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    (Original post by bookworm786)
    Umm...ensuring the quality of something? Is it quality control? Pelase enlighten me
    aha.. well I actually asked that one cause I'm not quite sure :\ I'll check the book..
    'The guarantee of quality that the manufacturer gives to the client and end user of the product.' It says quality is assured using a total quality management system to make sure quality is designed and manufactured into the product, employees have the responsibility to check they are following correct procedures to the highest standard, ideas are evaluated against the specification at every stage of design, sampling, modelling and prototyping check materials and processes will result in the correct quality, and products can be checked against the protoype.
    I think I understand it better now.. :P
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    (Original post by bookworm786)
    Thank you so much! So it doesn't specify what product? Does that mean the design brief on the exam will say to design a product, and not something in particular like a bag?

    And will we need to research sustainable materials?
    sorry for the very late reply :/ i have know idea if they will specify and product. we made need to do some research on that too
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    (Original post by Teja_96)
    sorry for the very late reply :/ i have know idea if they will specify and product. we made need to do some research on that too
    Thanks, and its ok its not like you had to reply early lol
    So what kind of research is that? I mean even if it is specific, you can just modify your design a bit and adapt it, right?
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    Hi everyone, I still don't understand like on past papers it says you have to produce two design ideas. Do you think this means two versions of the same product or two completely different products? I'm really stuck!
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    (Original post by Hayley W)
    Okay umm... name a synthetic fibre and its properties?
    polyester is crease resistant, strong and has poor absorbancy so dries fast
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    aaahhh can someon ehelp me with modern clothing!!!! really don't know much about it!! :/
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    (Original post by bookworm786)
    Thanks, and its ok its not like you had to reply early lol
    So what kind of research is that? I mean even if it is specific, you can just modify your design a bit and adapt it, right?
    again i don't know what kind of research sorry
    yeah you can modify the design
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    Hi everyone, I still don't understand like on past papers it says you have to produce two design ideas. Do you think this means two versions of the same product or two completely different products? I'm really stuck!
    two different then choose the best!
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    ohhhh like a cushion and a dress? I always thought we had to do like 2 different designs for a dress or something... Good think I asked, thanks.
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    I did this exam nearly a year a go and i got an A*

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9100
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    (Original post by V909)
    polyester is crease resistant, strong and has poor absorbancy so dries fast
    Yep! Would you like another question or do you want to ask one? ..Or neither of course :P
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    ohhhh like a cushion and a dress?
    yup
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    ok so i have this exam tomorrow but i havent revise abit even when i am on study leave anyways so section 1 i am just going to draw a bag and i have practiced the design, on section 2 i will have no idea what to do. i just hope i can draw the bag plus colour it in time to finish section 2
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    sorrryy if this has already been asked im just even more confused now...can we do 2 dress designs? obvs they are different. should they have anything similar to them apart from the specification of modern materials?
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    (Original post by Hayley W)
    Yep! Would you like another question or do you want to ask one? ..Or neither of course :P
    urmmmm how about this : how can electronics integrated into clothes be useful for the user? (8 marks)
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    also...why is interfacing used? (3 marks)
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    (Original post by V909)
    urmmmm how about this : how can electronics integrated into clothes be useful for the user? (8 marks)
    Well they can have entertainment or communication purposes, making use of new technology, they could contain tracking devices or heating devices, and they would mean you don't need to have a separate item on you which could be beneficial in sport or travel, and make you less likely to lose it or have it stolen? :L I have a feeling I'm going off track now... any ideas yourself?
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    (Original post by V909)
    also...why is interfacing used? (3 marks)
    I know this one! It can be used for stiffening and strengthening parts of the garment such as collars, adding support for embroidery or sewing, and can be used as bonding too?
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    (Original post by Hayley W)
    I know this one! It can be used for stiffening and strengthening parts of the garment such as collars, adding support for embroidery or sewing, and can be used as bonding too?
    yeap i thinkl that right mark scheme said like support strengten stiffen for embroidery or collars or cuffs;. and also because its non woven its cheap and you can iron on so easy to use x
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    (Original post by V909)
    yeap i thinkl that right mark scheme said like support strengten stiffen for embroidery or collars or cuffs;. and also because its non woven its cheap and you can iron on so easy to use x
    Ohh, I think I remember doing that for a mock last year! Somehow managed to get an A* and yet I feel so unprepared for the real thing :\

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