Weekend Reading: Apparel Production Checklist, Sewing Machine Maintenance Checklist, Sewing Factory Equipmemt and Garment Costing

This is a resource post, where you will find article links to explore more this weekend. In this post, I have shared topics written by experts from the fashion industry. If you are looking for topics for reading on machine maintenance checklists, apparel production checklist, Costing tips for knits garments and sewing factory equipment, keep reading.

To read more on each topic click on the links.
  • 33 Steps checklist to producing apparel
  • Sewing maintenance checklist - A Technical Bulletin
  • Garment factory equipment
  • Costing Tips for the Knit Items
  • 25 shocking fashion industry statistics

1. 33 Steps Check List to Producing Apparel

From concept to consumer acceptance of your apparel products you need to do many things to make your business successful. Frances Harder, author of the book 'Fashion for Profit' has mentioned 33 steps check list that would be helpful for entrepreneurs. 

Read full article: http://www.fashiontalkblog.com/2011/06/33-steps-check-list-to-producing-apparel.html

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2. Sewing maintenance checklist A&F - A technical Bulletin

Many Retail, Brand-name Marketing, Mail Order and Sourcing Companies are visiting existing and potential Contractor sewing facilities and evaluating their sewing capabilities for producing quality products for their customers. In many cases they even rate the vendor and give the plant a grade based on their observations during their visit. Generally one area that is evaluated is the sewing floor and the condition of the sewing equipment. Before we look at the Checklist on the following pages, let us look at the many factors affected by poor sewability and they include. 

3. Costing tips for the knit Items

Garment costing is always an interesting topic among merchandisers and entrepreneurs. If you know better costing procedure, it can help you to improve your performance. 

Read full article at: http://www.apparel-merchandising.com/2011/09/tips-for-costingquote-price.html

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4. Garment factory equipment

Number of equipment are required to process garment from cutting room to finishing processes. Machine and equipment manufacturing company Ngai Shing has developed many useful equipment for the garment industry. Following the link you would get name and equipment images those are commonly used by garment manufacturers across the globe. 

5. 25 Shocking Fashion industry Statistics 

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion! If you count one number a second without stopping until you reach a billion, you’d be counting for 31 years, 259 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds. That’s how much a billion is.
If each person owned only one pair of pants, one shirt, and one jacket, that would be 21 billion articles of clothing. If you were to count each of those, one per second, it would take nearly 672 years. That’s a lot of clothes! And it’s safe to assume that many of us own more than three items of apparel. 

If you have read some good article(s) in the recent past, you are welcome to share those topics with us.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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