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APPROVAL PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY 8/18/2010

Approval Procedures & Terminology

Color Approval – Development & Bulk Requested by: Designer
Cost to: Manufacturer
Lab dips for piece dyes or yarn dyes and strike-offs for prints must be submitted and approved for
each color in each fabric and trim before proceeding with meeting samples and bulk. Proceed
with each submit per comments from Designer.
What will be reviewed:
 Color
What to submit:
 Body fabric
 Trim fabric
 Lining fabric
 Trim items including tape, buttons, zippers, etc.
 Topstitching thread on fabric (will review SPI and thread weight as well)
How to submit:
 All lab dips or strike-offs must be submitted on NPG Lab Dip Submittal Form with all
information complete.
 All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your
comments. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number.
 Yarn dye lab dips must include yarn bundle and a knitted ‘sock’ on submittal form.
 Lab dip for piece dye or yarn dye ‘sock’ must be no less than 2” x 2” in size.
 Yarn bundles must be no less than ½” thick bundle x 2” long.
 Strike-offs must be minimum size of 5”x5” and no less than 2” larger than one pattern
repeat.
Timeline:
 All lab dips and strikeoffs must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving color standards
and/or artwork.
 Subsequent submits must be submitted within 5 working days of receiving comments.

Fabric Quality Approval - Development Requested by: Designer
Cost to: Manufacturer
Vendor sourced fabrics must be submitted and approved before proceeding with meeting
samples and bulk. This may be available fabric or developed fabric. This can be submitted in
available color. Proceed with each submit per comments from Designer.
What will be reviewed:
 Appearance
 Quality
 Handfeel
 Weight
 Construction
 Wash
 Mill Certificate – vendor guaranteed quality
 Stripe layout – for Yarn Dyes only
 Print size – for Prints only
 Print quality – for Prints only
 Print registration – for Prints only
 Price
 Minimums
What to submit:
 Body fabric
 Trim fabric
NPG Supplier Procedures Manual © 2010 Nordstrom, Inc., all rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL: These documents contain
proprietary, trade secret, and confidential information which are the property of Nordstrom, Inc. These documents and
their contents may not be duplicated or disclosed to any other party without express authorization of Nordstrom, Inc.
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What will be reviewed:  Quality  Handfeel  Size  Registration or construction  Artwork interpretation when applicable What to submit: NPG Supplier Procedures Manual © 2010 Nordstrom.  All developed fabric must be submitted within 4 weeks of receiving fabric standards from design. Timeline:  All available trims must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving standards. Proceed with each submit per comments from Designer.  Fabric must be submitted before wash and after wash for washed programs. Trim Quality Approval . How to submit:  All trims must be submitted on NPG Trim Submittal Form with all information complete. Inc.  Fabric swatch must be no less than 6” x 6”. buttons.  Subsequent submits must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving comments. These documents and their contents may not be duplicated or disclosed to any other party without express authorization of Nordstrom. CONFIDENTIAL: These documents contain proprietary. This can be submitted in available color.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments.APPROVAL PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY 8/18/2010  Lining fabric  Raw Material Checklist How to submit:  All fabric must be submitted on NPG Fabric Submittal Form with all information complete. Proceed with each submit per comments from Designer. zippers.  All developed trims must be submitted within 4 weeks of receiving standards.Development Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer Vendor sourced trims must be submitted and approved before proceeding with meeting samples and bulk. Page 2 of 5 . and confidential information which are the property of Nordstrom. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. What will be reviewed:  Appearance  Quality  Handfeel  Construction  Size when applicable  Artwork interpretation when applicable  Mill Certificate – vendor guaranteed quality What to submit:  Any trim items including tape.. Timeline:  All available fabrics for sampling must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving fabric standards from design. Inc. all rights reserved. trade secret. etc.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments.  Subsequent submits must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving comments from design. Inc. Artwork Quality and Color Approval – Development & Bulk Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer Graphics must be approved before proceeding with meeting samples and bulk. This may be available trims or developed trims. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number.

NPG Supplier Procedures Manual © 2010 Nordstrom. Timeline:  Handlooms must be submitted within 4 weeks of receiving CAD. all previous comments and approvals must be reflected on all colorways. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. How to submit:  Graphic must be submitted on NPG Artwork Submittal Form with all information complete. all rights reserved.Development Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer A Proto Sample must be submitted for any new style.. What will be reviewed:  Color  Appearance  Construction  Stripe or Pattern layout What to submit:  Exact request as per Designer.APPROVAL PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY 8/18/2010  Any graphic including prints. These documents and their contents may not be duplicated or disclosed to any other party without express authorization of Nordstrom.  Subsequent submits must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving comments. Proto Sample Approval . Inc. embroidery. transfers. Handlooms (Wovens) Approval – Development & Bulk Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer Handlooms must be submitted and approved before proceeding with meeting samples and bulk. etc. Page 3 of 5 .  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. Inc.  After first submit is approved for quality and size. trade secret. How to submit:  All fabric must be submitted on NPG Artwork Submittal Form with all information complete. What will be reviewed:  Construction  Style Details  Graphic placement  Fit  Appropriateness of Fabrication What to submit:  Proto Sample – submit in base size in reserved proto sample yardage.  First submit must be submitted in one colorway for quality and size approval before proceeding with all colorways. Proceed with next submit per comments from Designer. Timeline:  All graphics must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving color standards and artwork. appliqué. Inc.  Handloom must be no less than 6” x 6”. and confidential information which are the property of Nordstrom.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments. 2 sets of subsequent graphics in all colorways must be submitted. How to submit:  Each sample must be submitted with the Approval Fit Worksheet with the manufacturer’s measurement findings. CONFIDENTIAL: These documents contain proprietary. Proceed with each submit per comments from Designer.  When submitting all colorways.

trade secret. Page 4 of 5 . Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. all rights reserved. Product execution is critical for good representation to buyers for their review and selection.. These documents and their contents may not be duplicated or disclosed to any other party without express authorization of Nordstrom. Inc. What will be reviewed:  Fit  Measurements  Construction  Style Details  Label and Logo placement  Graphic placement What to submit:  Meeting Sample – submit in base size in approved fabrication and trims How to submit:  Each sample must be submitted with the Approval Fit Worksheet with the manufacturer’s measurement findings. Meeting Sample Approval . Proceed per comments from Designer. CONFIDENTIAL: These documents contain proprietary.Development Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer A Meeting Sample must be submitted for proto styles that have been approved for buy meeting. Timeline:  1st Proto must be submitted within 4 weeks of receiving Development Specification Package. What will be reviewed:  Color  Appearance  Quality  Handfeel  Weight  Construction  Stripe layout – Yarn Dyes only  Print size – Prints only  Print quality – Prints only  Print registration – Prints only  Shade Band for repeat styles and bulk lot variations What to submit:  Cutting of any bulk fabric used for body NPG Supplier Procedures Manual © 2010 Nordstrom. Timeline:  Meeting sample must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving Proto comments and minimum of 2 weeks prior to buy meeting.  Each sample must be submitted with sample ticket attached with all information complete at inside left armhole or waistband / sideseam join. Bulk Color and Fabric Approval Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer Bulk fabric in each color and each fabric must be submitted and approved before proceeding with bulk production. Buy meeting samples will be used to sell product to retail buyers for selected deliveries. Inc.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. Inc. and confidential information which are the property of Nordstrom.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments.APPROVAL PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY 8/18/2010  Each sample must be submitted with sample ticket attached with all information complete.

o If you find any trim questionable.  Set trim to approved bulk fabric if available at the time of submittal. What will be reviewed:  Color  Appearance  Quality  Handfeel  Artwork interpretation when applicable What to submit:  Any trim including tape.  Fabric swatch must be no less than 6” x 6”. Inc. o One set will be sent to NPG for approval. Inc. etc.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments. zippers. all rights reserved. buttons.  All trims must be submitted at the same time when it is used within one style. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. Timeline:  2 sets of all trims must be submitted at the same time as submitting preproduction (PP) samples.  A 2nd set of all approved bulk and trim fabric must be kept at factory with preproduction (PP) samples for final inspection. Proceed per comments from Designer.  All submits must include a list of what you are submitting within a package and your comments. Bulk Trim Approval Requested by: Designer Cost to: Manufacturer Bulk trims in each color and each trim must be submitted and approved before proceeding with bulk production.. Note your concerns in your submittal email. Inc. Timeline:  1 set of all bulk fabric must be submitted 3-4 weeks before cutting production excluding freight time from mill to cutting facility. Send the list within an email at the time of shipment with tracking number. These documents and their contents may not be duplicated or disclosed to any other party without express authorization of Nordstrom. trade secret. One set will be kept at factory for final inspection. How to submit:  Bulk trims must be submitted on NPG Bulk Trim Submittal Form with all information complete. NPG Supplier Procedures Manual © 2010 Nordstrom.  Graphic must be submitted on Graphic submittal form with all information complete. CONFIDENTIAL: These documents contain proprietary. you may submit immediately without holding for all trims.APPROVAL PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY 8/18/2010  Cutting of any bulk fabric used for trim How to submit:  Bulk fabric must be submitted on NPG Production Swatch Submittal Form with all information complete. and confidential information which are the property of Nordstrom. Page 5 of 5 . o Each set must be grouped together by style with bulk fabric and submitted bound together.  The body and trim fabric must be submitted at the same time when it is used within one style.