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Workstation Design for Trouser Side Seam Operation with Zippy Edge Guide

Attachments are time-saving equipment for many sewing operations. Sewing workstation layout can be improved by using attachment and guides.

If you are already using attachments in sewing operations you might know how attachments help in increasing productivity and consistency in stitch quality. I am sharing one such sewing machine attachment used in trouser side seam operations.

Factories that make trousers must see this video. From this video, you can follow its workstation layout - like the placement of stacking cut panels, the height of the bench where cutting is stacked. In this video, the operator is using zippy guide and auto-stacker for stacking stitched trousers. Look at the sewing speed and material handling of the operator. You can use this video to train your operators also.

Tips to Make Daily Production Report Quickly?

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Is your morning task to make Daily Production Report (DPR)? Does it take too much time of yours?
Read this article and find ways to make your daily report quickly.

Why it takes too much time to finish Daily Production Report?
Did you try to analysis what stop you making the report on time? I am sharing my personal experience on this. In the recent past, I have implemented MIS system (data capturing formats and report generations) in a garment factory. Data operator was allocated to make daily production report in the morning as early as possible. During the implementation of report making, we found many obstructions that cause the delay in report making. Scheduled time was 9:30 (Factory starts at 9:00 am). Followings are few obstructions I had observed -
Computer unavailability, Late receiving production data from departments, Department head reached office lately, Morning meeting keep HODs busy, Unskilled data operator, Data operator does too much experiment on the excel sheet while …

AEPC Launched Brand New Website with New and Advanced Features

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Earlier of this month Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) launched their brand new website. It includes many new and advanced features. For readers point of view now readers don't need to sign in to access documents and reading materials.

About AEPC: AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. Read more about AEPC.


What are the new things in this site? With exiting menus following are few new features
A Multilingual site: Site can be read in 80 different languages (Including Indian and international) More organized: Most of the sections are available in the homepage. Easier to connect various menusE-Apparel: AEPC publishes monthly magazine named 'Apparel'. Now Apparel magazine can be read online for free. Apparel E-Marketplace: List of garment manufacturers and exporters.  Exiting but organize…

8 Tips to Reduce Rework and Rejections in Garment Printing

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Do you need to submit samples multiple times for print approvals? If yes, read on following tips.

We were making Tees, Polo Shirts, Fleece jackets with different types of printing. That time I learnt many things to get printing done correctly.

Most of the things I learnt by doing mistakes. Buyer’s comments and buying house merchants helped me a lot to correct those mistakes. If you are working in merchandising or in pre-production and getting issues to get correct printing done for the first time, the following tips will be helpful to you.



1. Follow Right Print Artwork When you send print artwork (print design) to your printer to develop screens, always check if you have approved the artwork. Don’t send unapproved print artwork. Ask merchants for approved one and wait until you get signed artwork.

2. Check  Artwork Size and Screen Size In some styles (articles) print image size varies according to garment size. The buyer normally mentions such a requirement in the artwork or in sam…

Garment and Textile Terms and Definitions (Glossary)

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Today I have come across one very good reference material for garment and textile professionals. A glossary book with hundreds of Textile and Garments terms. You would love to download and save it.

This is a very helpful booklet for beginners as well as for experts who are working in the apparel industry. The book contains terms of yarns, fabrics, fabric processing, knitting, knitted fabrics, apparel manufacturing, product definition, apparel business, different process fiber to fashion etc.

I would suggest each merchant download and read this 16 page booklet. Other professionals are also welcome to download this. Who knows when you need to define some new fabric name, product styling.

How Many Shirts One Can Make per Machine per Day? (Based on Productivity Survey)

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Are you a shirt manufacturer? Or are you a Production Manager of a shirt manufacturing factory? If yes, then this is a must-read article for you.

You might be thinking of what should be the machine productivity and what the maximum productivity level can be reached. This study results will give you a broad idea of how other factories are doing. How many pieces they are making per day?

Shirt Productivity per machine per day would depend on few factors such as - technology usage, availability of machine and equipment, product styling, skill level of the workers, daily working hours and on few other factors. 

Forget about these factors for a moment and see the real picture. How many shirts are made by factories per day per machine? From this online survey result I found that there is a big gap in between minimum and maximum machine productivity figures. It ranges from 6.67 pieces to 28.57 pieces per day (formal shirts). So there is a big opportunity for low productivity groups.

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