Articles on Quality Control in the Apparel Industry (Page-2)

11. How to Improve Apparel Product Quality?
Improving product quality is generally not difficult, but requires deliberate and ongoing attention, and it requires the commitment of every individual within the manufacturing company, from the person who cleans the floors to the most senior manager.

12. How to change defective and damaged garment parts intelligently?
“Part changing” is not an intended process in garment manufacturing but this process is there because there is certain reasons where we can’t control the cause of fabric damages in the garments completely. However, where possible, we have to minimize short shipment and improve our sales.

13. Common fabric faults found in garments
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.

14. List of defects normally found in garments (trousers)?

When a quality inspector checks a garment for conforming quality of the product, he looks into the garment thoroughly. Inspector tries to pull out all defective pieces from the garment lot. Presence of any major defect in shipment pieces may risky in terms of shipment failure. So checker must have ability to segregate defective pieces from the whole lot of garment.

15. Wash care symbols for clothing
To communicate wash care instructions to the wearer different symbols are used in wash care label attached to the garments. It is very important to follow care instructions properly during washing/dry cleaning to prevent damages in washing and ironing.

16. Traffic Light System for Quality Inspection in Garment Manufacturing
Like other quality inspection tools, traffic light inspection system is widely used in garment quality inspection. This system is used to stop producing defect at source. This is a random inspection system. Traffic light system is more effective in controlling shop floor quality than other quality tools because of its visual communication.

17. How to inspect a Garment?
Checkers and auditors inspect garments at the end of line, in finishing and in various audit stages. How many of them use right garment inspection procedure? An effective inspection procedure would help 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.

18. Trims and Accessories Inspect Procedures
One can set inspection procedures for the trims and accessories as following. Like garments, trims are not checked for 100%. Quality inspector only needs to confirm that bulk trims are sourced as per required standards. Only trims or accessories that are made by manual processes are required to check 100% of quantity.

19. Garment Zoning for the Inspection of Visual Defects
Visual defects are categorized as Major, Minor and Critical defects. In some cases, a major defect can be considered as minor based on the location of the defect in a garment. This location is called as zone. Zoning is done for fair evaluation of the garment during visual audit.
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