Oct 4, 2016

Automatic J Stitch Machine for Trouser and Jeans (Video)

Automation in readymade garment industry like in trouser manufacturing and jeans manufacturing are in demand, to speed up the production and improve product quality with minimum need of human intervention. We have seen automation in jeans pocket setter, making belt loop and attaching loops to the waistband. And few more sewing automation is there. Today we will share about automatic J-stitch machine.

Oct 3, 2016

Stitching Defects Found in Knits Garments

When we talk about quality control in the garment industry, mostly we relate quality with defects on garments and raw materials; and finding solutions for those defects. A defect may occur due to improper handling of garments and garment components. Defects might be exist in the raw material (fabrics, and trims) itself, or it may be generated at the time of stitching the garment. In this post we will only discuss about stitching defects in found knitted garments.

Oct 2, 2016

What is Taffeta?

Taffeta is a fine lustrous silk or similar synthetic fabric with a crisp texture. Taffeta is a commonly used lining material in high end apparel products like in trouser, suits, and many other products. The taffeta lining material helps garments to keep in shape and can add insulation in the garments. Originally taffeta was made of silk but now-a-days also made of synthetic yarns like polyester, nylon or man-made fibre like rayon.

Sep 30, 2016

How to Maintain Feeding Record in Garment Production

Maintaining feeding record in stitching department is a good practice and this is practiced by most of the manufacturing units. Here feeding record means maintaining details of cuttings loaded to the stitching line. The purpose of this record keeping is to keep accounting of each and every piece given to stitching department for sewing. Record is maintained date wise, style wise, color wise and size wise for production quantity reconciliation, and movement of garment pieces.

Sep 29, 2016

Readymade Garment Manufacturing - an Overview

When we go for shopping clothes in the local market or in malls, we find garment shops are everywhere. Shops are filled with thousands of garment pieces with variety of product categories and product designs. Readymade garments are made in garment factories in different parts of our country. Even many readymade garments are imported from other countries like China and Bangladesh. Most of the branded garments are made in industrial production environment. Have you ever questioned yourself how these garments are made?

Sep 27, 2016

Why to Measure Non-Productive Time?

In an earlier post I have explained what the non-productive time is and how to measure non-productive time. I had also discussed about the major causes of lost-time. In this post I will discuss the reasons why you need to measure and find actual lost time in the production floor.

Sep 25, 2016

Difference between Knits Garment and Woven Garment

Our garments are mostly made from either knits fabrics or woven fabrics. Garments those are made from knitted fabrics are known as knits garments and garments those are made from woven fabrics are woven garments. Garments like t-shirts, polo shirts, inner-wear like briefs, panties, bra, sweaters, and hoody are example of knitted garments. Formal shirts, trousers, denim jeans, suits, chiffon and georgette dress are example of woven garments.

Sep 22, 2016

How to Calculate Needle Down Time in Garment Shop Floor

In an earlier post needle down time is explained. In this post I will show you how to calculate needle down time. Needle down time is also referred as needle time. Needle time is the total time a machine is run during the day, or we can say total time spent on stitching garments.

Gerber Technology Owned AccuMark CAD Software is Available on Subscription Plan

Fashion and apparel companies are under significant competitive pressures to design, develop and produce their products faster and more efficiently while ensuring they get the right products to market at the right time and at the right price. The return on investment for best-in-class software applications can be easily justified over time, however up-front cost often creates obstacles for companies who are starting up or operating on tighter and tighter margins. Making AccuMark available on a subscription basis eliminates the barrier of up-front costs. 

Sep 21, 2016

Interview Questions for QC Manager for a Garment Unit

What questions to ask to a candidate (e.g. QC Manager) depends on the job responsibilities to be given to the candidate once he/she is hired. Secondly, interviewer normally ask questions on the areas on which he/she has better  knowledge and understanding. So single set of interview questions does not fit for all candidates as well as for all interviewer. Here I have taken a case and listed a set of 20 questions. These interview questions are prepared for one person who is going to interview a candidate applied for the position Quality Control (QC) Manager in a readymade garment factory. According to his requirement quality manager will be responsible for following areas.