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Health Benefits of Sewing (Infographic)

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Do you know there are many health benefits of sewing activity, along with other crafting type hobbies like knitting, painting, drawing etc? Clinical studies have proved this. Read it to know more.

Here I am sharing one good infographic on 'Health benefits of sewing' made by terryfabrics.co.uk.
This infographic is submitted by Francesca

What is Knit down?

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Knit down is a sample of knit fabric pattern of dyed yarns (may be a check or stripe pattern) used for color approval as well as pattern approval. (e.g. Sweater or any other knitted fabric made of dyed yarns). Suppliers develop knit downs in knitting mills, and match the pattern prior to submitting the knit down to buyer. Colors of the dyed yarns may be approved prior to knitting (in yarn dyeing stage). Buyer request for knit down to their suppliers or mills to submit it and take approval before production run.

What is Strike-off?

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What is strike-off in apparel sourcing in sample development stage?
The specimen or swatch submitted to buyer for print colors approval is known as print strike-off or simply strike-off. During sample development or prior to production printing, suppliers develop these strike-offs from a printer (printing house). For strike-off sample printing, actual production fabric and actual base color is used. Like lab dip approval process, supplier internally matches colors of print design in light box prior to submitting strike-offs.

What is Lab Dip?

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Lab dip is a specimen of dyed fabric or yarns prepared for color approval. Lap dip is an important and essential process in fabric development both for apparel and fabric manufacturing business. Prior to bulk fabric dyeing lab dip approval is taken from the buyer.

Apparel brands evaluate fabric color and shade visually using a lightbox and/or digitally using the spectrophotometer. Apparel supplier gets lab dips developed from dyeing mills and they send lab dip to the buyer for color approval.

In a garment manufacturing unit, lap dip process follow up and coordination is done by the apparel merchandisers. They provide shade reference to the fabric mills (fabric manufacturers) and collect the dyed fabric from the fabric mills. The merchandiser first checks the lap dip sample by themselves. Once they get satisfied, they submit the lad dip sample to the buyer. 

Lab dip submission procedure may vary from one brand to another. Normally, prior to lab dip submission, supplier match the color…

7 Must Read Books for Industrial Engineers

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You can learn new things and become smart in your job – (1) by doing a professional course and undergoing training, or (2) by reading subject books and applying the learning in work or (3) by working on the job under expert guidance. Out of these, you have full freedom to learn when you choose to read books. In this post, I will share must-read books those will help you in improving your knowledge while working as an Industrial Engineer (work study officer) in the ready-made garment industry.

The listed books are generic and may not be specific to the garment industry or industrial engineering. Theories you learn from reading these books can be applied in the garment industry. Like process improvement, method improvement, managing team and work, doing better planning etc. Anyone can read these books and enhance their knowledge and apply the knowledge in garment manufacturing. Here is the list for your reading and honing your skill.
1. Introduction to Work Study by ILO (4th Edition): E…

Use of Thread Trimming Machine in Garment Manufacturing

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Thread trimming is one of the common processes in industrial apparel manufacturing. Cutting threads from stitched garments prior to garment finishing is a non-value added but unavoidable process. Number of helpers are hired for thread trimming job in garment factories. Manual thread trimming is time consuming and all trimmed threads can't be removed permanently from garments.

Lean Beyond Manufacturing Floor - A Case Study on Apparel Industry

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This is a guest contribution from Charm Rammandala. 
Lean manufacturing is being a popular topic in the apparel industry for the last 30 years. Most companies initiate lean management by implementing 5S at the beginning and then move on to other tools such as kanban, Kaizan, Muda and PDCA so on, depending on the understanding on what is LEAN and the objectives they set. However, one noticeable fact on all most all manufactures are, they implement lean only to the manufacturing plant. Maximum they would go as far as lean is concern is to implement 5S in the administration office.

List of Garment Export Houses in Gurgaon (with Address)

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This is a list of garment export houses and garment manufacturers located in Gurgaon. Gurgaon is one of the largest garment manufacturing clusters in Delhi and NCR, India. Hundreds of garment export houses and garment manufacturers are located in Gurgaon. Some of the top garment manufacturers in India are located in Gurgaon.

Gurgaon is recently renamed as Gurugram.

They manufacture readymade garments for all kinds of ladies, men's, kids products. They export the readymade garments in the different part of the world. Major export destinations include USA, Europe, Germany, UK, and Canada.

In this post, I have listed the name of the garment export houses located in the Gurgaon. Company name and one of their office or factory address are mentioned below.

Bharat Export overseas
353, Phase 4, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram, Haryana 122015

Boutique international
553, Sector 37B, Sector 37, Gurugram, Haryana 122004

Blessings Exports
141, Sector 4, IMT Manesar. Gurgaon Haryana

Campari exports
517 Phas…

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