Spotlighted is the innovation involved in creating everyday man-made
products manufactured en masse like jet airplanes, musical instruments,
popcorn machines, stamps, blue jeans and more.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Factory Made - Ready-to-wear - Netflix
Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter (, French pronunciation: [pʁɛ.ta
pɔʁ.te]; often abbreviated RTW; “off-the-rack” or “off-the-peg” in
casual use) is the term for factory-made clothing, sold in finished
condition in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or
bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame. Off-the-peg is
sometimes used for items other than clothing such as handbags.
Ready-to-wear has rather different connotations in the spheres of
fashion and classic clothing. In the fashion industry, designers produce
ready-to-wear clothing, intended to be worn without significant
alteration because clothing made to standard sizes fits most people.
They use standard patterns, factory equipment, and faster construction
techniques to keep costs low, compared to a custom-sewn version of the
same item. Some fashion houses and fashion designers produce
mass-produced and industrially manufactured ready-to-wear lines but
others offer garments that are not unique but are produced in limited
Factory Made - Haute couture and bespoke - Netflix
Fashion houses that produce a women's haute couture line, such as
Chanel, Dior, Lacroix and Saint Laurent also produce a ready-to-wear
line, which returns a greater profit because of the higher volume of
garments made and the greater availability of the clothing. The
construction of ready-to-wear clothing is also held to a different
standard than that of haute couture due to its industrial nature.
High-end ready-to-wear lines are sometimes based upon a famous gown or
other pattern that is then duplicated and advertised to raise the
visibility of the designer.
Factory Made - References - Netflix