EN Measurements and intervals. The third part of the standard defines preferred numbers of primary and secondary body dimensions. The product. EN /LC I.S. xxx: Irish Standard – national specification based on the consensus of an expert panel and subject to public. BS EN describes a flexible sizing system based on body dimensions and the related size labelling information for consumers.
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This approach has led to a number of problems:. Therefore, the European standards body CEN started in the process of designing a new modern system of labeling clothes sizes, resulting in the standard EN “Size designation of clothes”.
The first part of the standard defines the list of body dimensions to be used for designating clothes sizes, together with an anatomical explanation and measurement guidelines:. The standard also defines a pictogram that can be used in language-neutral labels to indicate one or several of the above body dimensions. The second part of the standard defines for each type of garment one “primary dimension”.
This is the body measure according to which the product must be labelled. For some types of garment, a single measure may not be sufficient to select the right product.
In these cases, one or two “secondary dimensions” can be added to the label. The following table shows the primary and secondary dimensions listed in the standard. Secondary dimensions are shown in parenthesis.
The third part of the standard defines preferred numbers of primary and secondary body dimensions. The product should not be labeled with the average body dimension for which the garment was designed i. Instead, the label should show the range of body dimensions from half the step size below to half the step size above the design size e.
For heights, for example, the standard recommends generally to use the following design dimensions, with a step size of 8 cm:. The standard defines similar tables for other dimensions and garments, only some of which are shown here.
The standard also suggests that neck girth can be associated with chest girth according to this table:. The standard further suggests that arm length can be associated with height according to this table:. Bra size 70B is suitable for women with underbust girth cm and bust girth cm.
European clothing standard EN 13402 pictogram generator
For clothes were a larger step size is sufficient, the standard also defines a letter code. This code represents the bust girth for women and the sn girth for men. The standard does not define such a code for children. Each range combines two adjacent size steps. The fourth part dn the standard is still under 13402- and is expected to be published in early It describes a compact coding system for clothes sizes.
It is mostly intended 134022-3 industry to use in databases and as a part of stock-keeping identifiers and catalogue ordering numbers. Writing out all the centimetre figures of all the primary and secondary measures from EN can in some cases require up to 12 digits.
The full list of centimeter figures on the 1402-3 contains a lot of redundancy and the same information can be squeezed into fewer digits with lookup tables. EN defines several such tables.
They list all in-use combinations of EN measures and assign a short 2- or 3-digit code to each. Original article can be found here. Was this site helpful? Link to Us Donate. Check out our Conversion Software for Windows. Try the Fun Stuff. EN EN is a European standard for labeling clothes sizes. There are three approaches for size-labeling of clothes: The product label states for which range of body dimensions the product was designed.
The label states characteristic measures of the product. The label provides a size number or code with no obvious relationship to any measurement.
Size 12, XL Traditionally, clothes have been labeled using many different ad-hoc size systems.
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This approach has led to a number of problems: Country-specific or even vendor-specific labels create additional costs. Ad-hoc sizes have changed with time, often due to “vanity labeling”, an inflation in body dimensions associated with a size, to avoid confronting aging customers with uncomfortable anthropometric truths.
Mail-order purchasing requires accurate methods for predicting the best-fitting size. Many garments need to 1402-3 selected based on two or three body dimensions to fit adequately, and not a single scalar.
Scalar ad-hoc sizes based on s anthropometric studies are no longer adequate, as changes in nutrition and life styles have shifted the distribution of body dimensions. It is based on body-dimensions the metric system data from new anthropometric studies of the European population performed in the late s similar existing international standards ISOetc.
Terms, definitions and body measurement procedure The first part of the standard defines the list of body dimensions to be used for designating clothes sizes, together with an anatomical explanation and measurement guidelines: All body dimensions are measured in centimeters, except for the body mass. Primary and secondary dimensions The second part of the standard defines for each type of garment one “primary dimension”.
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