Common Fabric Faults found in garments

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Fabric is the main raw material for the garment making. If faulty fabric is being used in garment making, at end garment manufacturer get a faulty or defective garment, not a quality garment. Fabric inspection is considered one of the important processes in garment production. During inspection, inspectors/checkers generally flag or mark defects or faulty areas.  For fabric checkers it is very important to know the common fabric faults and they must be able to recognize defects. Some of the most common fabric faults have been listed in following.

  • Abrasion Mark: A place in the fabric where the surface has been damaged due to friction or abnormally weakened by any operation through which it has been passed. 
  • Misprint: In printed fabrics, either missed, or partially missed, or incorrectly positioned relative to each other. 
  • Double Pick: Two yarns running simultaneously, mostly in the weft yarn.
  • Oil Stain: Oil mark on the fabric.
  • Hole: A breakage of yarns in the fabric involving more than two yarns.
  • Bow: When the weft/filling yarns lye in an arc across the width of the fabric.
  • Skew: Distortion in the construction of the fabric i.e. in the yarn that constitute the fabric.
  • Crease: A fabric defect across the fabric width usually caused by a sharp fold.
  • Dye Stain: An area of discoloration due to uneven absorption of colorant.
  • Mis-pick: A pick/weft yarn not properly interlaced.
  • Slubs: An abruptly thickened place in a yarn.
  • Screen Out: The appearance of a colored separation line in a printed design.
  • Calendar Line: Sharp pressmark on fabric due to the calendar during the processing.
  • Contamination: Colored fibers with the warp or weft fibers. 
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