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Sewing Operator Recruiting Test Procedure

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Question: How to test an operator in woven industry? I want to take test of an operator before hiring him. What will be that test? Asked by Rizwan

The Machinery Yearbook 2012

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This e-book is an initiative by Fibre2fashion. The book is removed from the source.

I am sharing this just to let you update in case you missed this. Inside this e-book you will find some interesting articles as listed below with the latest development in textiles, apparel machines, digital textile printing machines, dying machines etc.


List of articles
Overview of Global Textile Machinery Industry Looking back: Textile Machinery Industry in 2012 Textile Machinery Launches Automation in Textile Plants - Need of the Hour Still a Long Way to Go For Sewing Machines Grow Green by Green Textile Machines  Pdf format of the e-book is available to download. File size: 10 MB

Have a nice weekend.

How to Calculate Helper Requirement for a Sewing Line

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Question: 
How many helpers to be placed in a line of 60 machines layout & 45 machines layout? what is the method calculate above? ...asked by  Iresha 

Carton Selection Procedure in Final Shipment Inspection

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Question: How many cartons i need to select for final inspection in AQL 2.5 point system if garments quantity is 10,000 pieces. Please advice. ... asked by Didarul.
The total number of cartons to be selected for the final inspection does not depend on AQL as instructed for final inspection level or order quantity or quantity to be inspected.

At the time of final inspection of a shipment, the Sampling plan is done based on the total quantity that needs to be inspected (10000 pcs). In this case, total 200 pieces to be checked according to ANSI/ASQ Z 1.4 Sampling procedures.

Whether a shipment will be accepted or rejected is decided based on AQL level. In the above example, based on AQL 2.5, up to 10 defective pieces is acceptable in the shipment.

Carton Selection Procedure Carton selection depends on the following parameters

Total number of cartons,Garment size andColourways.
The highest number of the cartons (always rounded up) between the two following:

1. The square root of the total n…

Productivity and Workers’ Rights

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Looking for some good materials to read in this weekend. Here is one for you.

Download it to read the complete booklet.
Productivity and workers’ rights  A booklet for workers in the global garment industry by Action Aid
Author: Doug Miller


Author has discussed following topics in this booklet

The drive to increase productivity Who wants higher productivity? The risks for workers Calculating labour Productivity The myth of labour Inefficiency Labour productivity and the ‘living wage’ Why workers need a union… 
Key points of this booklet can be summarized as below


To download the PDF document click here.

Quality Manuals, Quality Procedures and Quality Standards of Top Apparel Brands

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Apparel Buyer's Quality Manual is one of the important resources to set up quality system in garment manufacturing factories. Quality manuals are also very useful to understand product quality requirement of a brand.

In this post I have shared 7 different buyer's quality manual. I found these quality manuals in Baidu and Srcibd. You may find useful information in these manuals.
Following manual includes information of quality procedures of various departments, How to measure guide, Compliance requirement, Code of Conducts, Audit procedures, Inspection system with formats.

You can read and download all these manuals. To read documents click on the titles.

#1. Ann Taylor Procedures Manual: Finished Apparel Product Visual Standards and Inspection Procedures
This document contains following topics

#2. Apparel Quality Management Resource H&M’s infrastructure for the auditing and improvement of working conditions in supplier factories. This Document contain following topics.

5 Android Apps for Textile and Garment Manufacturing and Fashion Professionals

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Garment and textile experts and industrialists still talk about application of IT in garment and textile industry, while many Android Apps (tools) are developed and available for free to make many critical calculations easier and faster.

I found 5 useful mobile Apps that may be helpful to your day to day works. Following Android Apps are available on Google Play for download. To download apps and know how to use those Apps click on the tools. To download these Apps you must have Google account and account should be synchronized with your mobile.

Production Process Flow of a Sportswear Manufacturing Company

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When I associate an apparel product with sportswear brands, I feel something special in that garment. So I was very much excited to see a sportswear manufacturing company. Fortunately, I got a chance to visit one that makes garments for sportswear brands such as Adidas, Reebok, Nike and Puma to name a few. Product range includes Crewneck Tee, Polo, Sweatshirt, Fleece Jacket, Pants etc.


From the discussion with a production head, I learned a lot of about production processes, product details, and production process flow. The manager also emphasizes whatever recent changes they had done to improve factory performance in terms of labour productivity.

Most of the orders do not require garment washing.

The production system of the factory is really very good. They set sewing lines such a way that finishing tasks such as pressing, packing, tagging and carton making is done in the line. This line is called assembly line with online finishing. They don’t have separate finishing department. Ea…

What is Line Balancing?

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Line Balancing is leveling the workload across all operations in a line to remove bottlenecks and excess capacity, defined by Six Sigma Material.

When you consider mass production, garments are produced in lines or set of machines instead of single machine. A line may be an assembly line, modular line or section, a line set with online finishing and packing. A line includes multiple workstations with varied work contents. Production per hour is varied depending on work content (standard minutes of particular task/operation), allocation of total manpower to a particular operation, operator skill level and machine capacity. Operation with the lowest production per hour is called a bottleneck operation for that line.

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