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Future Trends in Garment Technology and Manufacturing

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Fashion is in a constant state of evolution. The technological advancements are only accelerating this concept. Tech and fashion are merging together to create smart textiles without sacrificing style, comfort and practicality. Gone are the days where a shirt just functioned as a piece of fabric that provided minimal protection from the elements. Today, clothing can be as smart and as multi-functional as the smartphone in your pocket.

Nanotechnology was already a huge leap forward for the textile industry, with Online Clothing Study noting that fabric with the nanotech treatment turns it resistant to water, stains, and wrinkles. You’ll often see it marketed as athletic wear with claims that it has odour control, moisture wicking and UV protection, among other qualities. The nanotech innovations in fitness gear may have paved the way for the innovations we now see in the fashion industry, just as the health and wellness market was where wearable technology really took off. It hasn’t sl…

The Cost of Single Blink: Importance of Counting Fraction of a Second in Work Study

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In this post, author Laszlo Szabo shows us the importance of counting fraction of a second in Work Study. The fraction of second we are talking about is as low as a single blink.

As a person and as a company, we are forced to step in new competitions where the price and trust are the main criteria to win. The technology supports the globalization, with no borders and fast shipping, which allow us to change our roles between client and supplier many times per day. 
The cost-based pricing is no more valid in the fast running apparel sector. Instead of it, the “price-based costing” is compulsory. It’s a part of the client-drive game, based on the affordable multi-dimensional supply chain.
How long does it take a blink? The scientists measured 100 – 400 milliseconds for the duration of a blink, for easy comparing 300 milliseconds (0.005 minutes) will be considered in this analysis. Is it much or is it few this 0.005 minute? In case of the mayfly with a lifetime of a few hours, this is ve…

Different Types of Knitted Fabrics

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Fabrics, as we see, can be classified into four types according to the fabric structure which are woven Fabric, non-woven fabric, knit fabric and braid. In this article, we will get to know about various types of knitted fabrics that we come across in our day-to-day life.

Knitting, unlike weaving, is a process of yarn manipulation by intermeshing the loops of yarns to create textile or fabric. Knitted fabric consists of several consecutive rows of intermeshed loops, which are joined together by consecutive loops pulled through one or more loop from the prior row. The horizontal rows of loops in the fabric are called course and the vertical row of loops are called wales.


Different Types of Knitted Fabrics Depending on how the loops are made there are two types of knitting

Weft knitted fabrics Warp knitted fabrics 1. Weft knitting  Weft knitting is a method of fabric formation in which the loops are made in a horizontal way from a single yarn and each consecutive rows of loop build upon …

Labour Minute Calculating Tool by Fair Wear Foundation

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In the recent past, FWF introduces new Labour Minute Calculator for Bangladesh. The Calculator enables suppliers and buyers to determine the cost of one minute of labour in a factory.
Bangladesh recently approved a 51 percent increase (for Grade 7) in the statutory minimum wage. With the higher cost of labour comes the responsibility for brands to revisit their pricing levels. The Labour Minute Calculator enables suppliers and buyers to determine the cost of one minute of labour in a factory and makes components such as bonuses and insurance visible. I came to know about this labour minute calculator from Keerthi Abe of SewEasy when I met him in the last week, in Colombo. After knowing about the new online cost calculator (on Excel Template), I downloaded the tool and checked it. I found it a good and useful tool for the garment suppliers and garment buyers. Though this labour minute costing tool is designed for Bangladesh garment factories, other counties can also refer to this tool …

Why Measure WIP in a Garment Factory?

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Work in progress (WIP) includes the set at large of unfinished items for products in a production process. These items are not yet completed but either just being stitched or waiting in a queue for further processing or in a buffer storage. WIP is in-process inventory.

In garment manufacturing, WIP is normally measured in a number of garments. The end-of-day WIP of a process is the number of total pieces loaded today in the process plus the previous day’s WIP minus total pieces come out from that process. In a garment factory, production WIP is measured every day by the production department or the industrial engineering department.




Why measure WIP? Maintaining a minimum level of WIP at each sewing workstation is necessary to have continuous work for workers. But neither a high WIP nor the low WIP is good for a production line.

Here are a few reasons for which factory need to production WIP.
To know whether a line (or workstation) has high WIP level or low WIP level compared to the ta…

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