EN 13402-3 PDF
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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Size 12, XL Traditionally, clothes have been labeled using many different ad-hoc size systems. Original article can be found here. EN will define such tables. All body dimensions are measured, preferably without or as few as possible clothes, in centimetres, except for the body mass.
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. This proposal was agreed upon inbut later disregarded. There are three approaches for size-labeling of clothes: EN defines several such tables.
The second part of the standard defines for each type of garment one “primary dimension”. They list all in-use combinations of EN measures and assign a short 2- or 3-digit code to each.
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Ad-hoc sizes 31402-3 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. Primary and secondary dimensions, London, UK: 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.
The EN pictograms can be used for: This tool allows you to create your own custom EN pictogram with one or more body dimensions. The standard also defines a pictogram that can be used in language-neutral labels to indicate one een several of the following body dimensions.
This is the body measure according to which the product must be labelled. Mail-order purchasing requires accurate methods for predicting the best-fitting size.
An earlier draft of this part of the standard attempted to list all in-use combinations of EN measures and assigned a short 2- or 3-digit code to each. The following table shows the primary and secondary dimensions listed in the standard. Many garments need to be selected based on two or three body dimensions to fit adequately, and not a single scalar.
This approach has led to a number of problems:.
It is mostly intended for industry to use in databases and as a part of stock-keeping identifiers and catalogue ordering numbers. EN EN is a European standard for labeling clothes sizes.
This approach has led to a number of problems: In these cases, one or two “secondary dimensions” can be added to the label. Views Read Edit View history. Wikipedia articles in need of updating from September All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Use dmy dates from January Try the Fun Stuff.
The product should not be labelled with the average body dimension for which the garment was designed i. 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 ej of clothes”.
The standard also suggests 134402-3 neck girth can be associated with chest girth according to this table:. This code represents the bust girth for women and the chest girth for men. The product should not be labelled with the average body dimension for which the garment was designed i.