Workstation Design for Trouser Side Seam Operation with Zippy Edge Guide

Attachments are time saving equipment for many sewing operations. Sewing workstation layout can be improved by using attachment and guides.

If you are already using attachments in sewing operations you might know how attachments help in increasing productivity and consistency in stitch quality. I am sharing one such sewing machine attachment used in trouser side seam operations.

Factories those make trousers must see this video. From this video you can follow its workstation layout - like placement of stacking cut panels, height of bench where cutting are stacked. In this video operator is using zippy guide and auto-stacker for stacking stitched trousers. Look at the sewing speed and material handling of the operator. You can use this video to train your operators also.

Tips to Make Daily Production Report Quickly?

Is your morning task to make Daily Production Report (DPR)? Does it take too much time of yours? 
Read on this article and find ways to make your daily report quickly.

Why it takes too much time to finish Daily Production Report?


Did you try to analysis what stop you making the report on time? I am sharing my personal experience on this. In the recent past I have implemented MIS system (data capturing formats and report generations) in a garment factory. Data operator was allocated to make daily production report in the morning as early as possible. During implementation of report making, we found many obstructions that cause the delay in report making. Scheduled time was 9:30 (Factory starts at 9:00 am). Followings are few obstructions I had observed -

AEPC Launched Brand New Website with New and Advanced Features

Earlier of this month Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) launched their brand new website. It includes many new and advanced features. For readers point of view now readers don't need to sign in to access documents and reading materials.

About AEPC: AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. Read more about AEPC.

8 Tips to Reduce Rework and Rejections in Garment Printing

Do you submit samples multiple times for print approvals? If yes, read on following tips.

We were making Tees, Polo Shirts, Fleece jackets with different types of printing. That time I learnt many things to get printing done correctly.

Most of the things I learnt by doing mistakes. Buyer’s comments and buying house merchants helped me lot to correct those mistakes. If you are working in merchandising or in pre-production and getting issues to get correct printing done at the first time, following tips will be helpful to you.

Garment and Textile Terms and Definitions (Glossary)

Today I have come across one very good reference material for garment and textile professionals. A glossary book with hundreds of Textile and Garments terms. You would love to download and save it.

This is a very helpful booklet for beginners as well as for experts who are working in the apparel industry. The book contains terms of yarns, fabrics, fabric processing, knitting, knitted fabrics, apparel manufacturing, product definition, apparel business, different process fiber to fashion etc.

I would suggest each merchant to download and read this 16 page booklet. Other professionals are also welcome to download this. Who knows when you need to define some new fabric name, product styling.

How Many Shirts One Can Make per Machine per Day? (Based on Productivity Survey)

Are you a shirt manufacturer? Or are you a Production Manager of a shirt manufacturing factory? If yes, then this is a must read article for you.

You might be thinking what should be the machine productivity and what the maximum productivity level can be reached. This study results will give you a broad idea how other factories are doing. How many pieces they are making per day?

Shirt Productivity per machine per day would depend on few factors such as - technology usage, availability of machine and equipment, product styling, skill level of the workers, daily working hours and on few other factors. 


How to Retain Garment Factory Workers?

Factories don't get enough workers to keep their all sewing lines running. There is high rate of labour turnover (11.62% per month) in every month. These are the current facts of the labour oriented garment industry. Factories are looking for solutions to retain their exiting workers and reduce labour turnover rate.

But how to retain your labour?

Read on possible solutions in the following. You can introduce one or more in your factory to retain your workers.


Garment Industry or Garment Factory - Which One to Use?

I have observed that many use the wrong phrase of above two while they try to mean other one. Instead of using 'garment factory' individuals use 'garment industry' while communicating.

If you don't know what the correct term is or you have confusion between these two terms and you are also making same mistake then learn the use of correct term.

Image via Flickr user ILO 
Talk like a literate person. You must use the right term for both verbal and written communication.

In layman language the basic definition of above two phrases are as following:

Tips to Job Interview Preparation for Garment Industry Professionals

Having good technical knowledge has its own advantages. But at the same time, you need to prepare for other things. Like preparation for personal interview, knowing what to wear, showing confidence at the time of interview etc.

In this post I have written few tips for interview preparation. Read the following tips and do complete preparation for the next interview.

Read Apparel and Textile Books Online on Issuu for Free

On the other day I was surfing on Issuu.com for reading apparel manufacturing titles. I found many valuable publications there. Each of these books (print copy) are very costly. You can't imagine that you can read these book for free on issuu.com.

I have listed only few books here for your reference. You can connect to these book by clicking on the link and read. If you need more books for reading, search on Issuu. I am thankful to all those guys who had uploaded these books.

Open these books and enjoy reading.