Showing posts from May, 2014

7 Reasons Garment Companies have Unhappy Employees

I was passionate about my consulting job. I loved my job profile and position when I was working in an export house. After six months of working my happiness started fading away. In this post, I will share my personal experience and views of many employees working in garment manufacturing on why employees become dissatisfied with employers.

I can still remember those restless and frustrating days of my career. In my first job, I started with a good package and a good position in the company. There was no increment in salary for two years. I was dissatisfied with a stagnant salary. Just before I left the company, I got an increment of one thousand only. The same thing happened in my second job.

What are the Common Problems Found in Garment Production?

I would say there are infinite problems in garment manufacturing. A problem can be defined as a matter or situation that effects in production performance, product quality and on-time delivery.

You could not find a single factory that works without having problems on the production floor. Factories face various kind of problems while making garments in the shop floor. Sometimes problems are never ending. When one frequently occurring problem is solved, a new problem comes out. Even problems occur in various forms in different processes.

A problem is not always a bad thing but it is also good to know your problems. Most of the problems reduce line performance, the effect on delivery and product quality. By recognizing frequently occurred problem you can work for the betterment of the production process. Later you can increase performance in garment production.

How Much Fabric is Required Making T-Shirt and Polo Shirt

I have been asked the following question:

“How many meter fabric makes a t-shirt round neck, polo t-shirts” See my answer below.
This seems a very simple question. I can provide you with some consumption figures for T-shirts that I made earlier. Like you may need the fabric of 160 grams or 190 grams for making one t-shirt.

But this might not be true for your case, as you might be using a different fabric. If you use fabric of higher GSM you will be required more (in Kg) fabric compared to low GSM fabric. Fabric requirement for the knitted garment is measured considering few parameters. These parameters are listed below.

Listen, Learn, Implement and Improve

You are reading a lot in OCS.

Today I like you to listen from garment industry experts spoken on various topics to improve your business performance.

I am sharing here YouTube videos (playlist) taken from OGTC conference. These are a collection of videos (presentations) from last few years conference. These videos are uploaded by OGTC GIZ Wazir. They did a very good job by uploading such valuable videos on YouTube and giving free access to all.

Watch videos and take valuable notes. Apply to your factory. Bring changes. Enjoy benefits!

How to Learn Things Quickly in Garment Manufacturing (for Beginners)

It might be unfortunately or by your passion, you have joined to garment company. Now your aim should be to learn things around you and become a knowledgeable person. And find a better opportunity for the next break.

In this article, I will share, how you can learn your work faster, gather vast knowledge about garment manufacturing, about everything around you in a short period of time.

Don't forget that you are living in the information age. So, acquire as much information as you can. This will bring benefits and rewards to you in future.

Start learning.

How to Read Fabric Construction?

How to read fabric specification with the construction of 76 X 68 30/30 of 100% cotton composition?


In the tech-pack, the buyer gives details of the fabric specification for its construction and composition (fibre content). The specification is similar to the description mentioned above 76X68 30/30 and 100% Cotton composition

Fabric construction with this description is read as the following:
76 X 68 is read as

Ends per inch are 76 and Pick per Inch is 68.  Or EPI X PPI = 76 X 68
This means that if you take a specimen of 1 inch X 1 inch of this fabric, you will find 76 number of warp yarns and 68 numbers of weft yarns.

If you don't the terms, Ends means Warp yarns and Picks means Weft or Filling yarns. 
30/30 defines yarn sizes used in the fabric.
Here warp yarn size is 30's Ne and weft yarn size is 30's Ne. Both warp and weft yarns are single ply. 
100% Cotton: Fabric composition. Fabric is made of 100% cotton fibre.

You might also find another form of fa…

List of Sewing Machines Used for Making Shirts

Different types of sewing machines are available for sewing shirts. A single list of sewing does not fit for all. You have to select only those machines that you can utilize in your set-up whether it is a very small set-up or a large factory. In this post, you will learn the name of the machines used for shirt manufacturing in two different scenarios.

    i) Machines used by Tailoring Shops (Make Through System)
    ii) Machines used by garment factories where production is done for a large volume.

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