How to Inspect Garments?

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Garment Inspection is a common task in garment manufacturing. Do you like to know how garment inspection is done by factories those makes export garments? Read this post to learn it.

Checkers and auditors inspect garments at the end of line, in finishing and in various audit stages. All do garment inspection but not the right procedure. An effective inspection procedure would help you to increase quality of the inspection job as well as productivity on this task.

In this article a standard method of garment checking has been explained step by step. A Polo shirt has been taken for example. Inspection of garment is done on a clock wise direction as shown in the following figure.

  1. First, check appearance by holding the garment at shoulder points. Examine front and back of the garment. 

  2. Lay the garment flat on the audit table. Check for garment details. 

  3. Open and check center front opening. 

  4. Inspect inside and outside of the collar and Neck. Inspect inside shoulder seams 

  5. Fold garment forward at shoulder and check back neck. 

  6. Check tension of neck seam. Stretch out to full extent. 

  7. Inspect left shoulder seam. Inspect left armhole seam. 

  8. Fold left sleeve across front of the garment. Inspect left back armhole. Check for shading. 

  9. Inspect left sleeve cuff outside and inside. Check tension of left cuff seam. Stretch out to full extent. 

  10. Inspect left underarm. Inspect left side seam. 

  11. Check tension of left underarm seam. Check tension of left side seam. 

  12. Inspect bottom outside and inside, front and back. 

  13. Check tension of bottom hem. Stretch out bottom to full extent. 

  14. Inspect right side seam. Inspect right under arm. 

  15. Check tension of right side seam. Check tension of right underarm seam 

  16. Inspect right sleeve cuff outside and inside. Check tension of right sleeve cuff. Stretch out to full extent. 

  17. Fold right sleeve across the front of the garment. Inspect right back armhole. Check for shading. 

  18. Inspect right armhole seam. Inspect right shoulder seam. 

  19. Turn garment over. Lay garment flat on the audit table. Examine style details and examine uncheck seam on back. 

  20. Turn garment inside out. Lay garment flat on audit table. Inspect for obvious defects. Examine unchecked seams on inside. 
The above steps can be used for other garment products by covering product specific quality requirements. The origin of this article is Adidas quality manual.

Also Read: How to Make Garment Inspection Report - Simple Method and Advanced Method

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