What Care Symbols Mean?

The care label describes the allowable treatment of the garment without damaging the textile. Whether this treatment is necessary or sufficient, is not stated. A milder than specified treatment is always acceptable. The symbols are protected and their use is required to comply with the license conditions. Incorrect labelling is prohibited. A bar below each symbol calls for a gentler treatment than usual and a double bar for a very gentle treatment.

A laundry symbol, also called a care symbol, is a pictogram which represents a method of washing, for example drying, dry-cleaning and ironing clothing. Such symbols are written on labels, known as care labels, attached to clothing to indicate how a particular item should best be cleaned. There are different standards for care labels for the different countries/regions of the world. In some standards, pictograms coexist with or are complemented by written instructions.

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coats colour expressCoats Colour Express ( solution of all thread color matching problems)

Introduction

Coats Colour Express is a revolutionary web-based service that provides you with the world's fastest, most accurate thread sampling service for industrial sewing thread.

With tight sampling deadlines in the industry today, buyers receiving samples in right time with right colour match is a key issue right from design development to the finished product. Coats has taken a closer look at the current thread sampling process and redesigned it for optimisation at various levels from technology to process. This is called Coats Colour Express.

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Calculating GSM without GSM Cutter

Its easy to calculate GSM with the GSM Cutter and GSM scale. But what if you don’t have gsm cutter ??

There is a easy way to calculate GSM without GSM cutter and using any digital scale.

 

 

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Gramax : Textured polyester thread providing softness and comfort

Coats Gramax is a continuous filament textured polyester thread. The textured filaments give the thread a soft feel and make it ideal for use on overlocking and cover seaming machine loopers to provide softness and comfort especially in "next to the skin" seams. It gives high extensibility and seam strength resulting in good seam security and low shrinkage characteristics, which ensures no seam distortion after washing.

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Needle Number System

The size of a needle is generally represented in one of two ways (although there are others). One method is by a number metric (Nm). This represents the diameter of the needle blade in hundredths of a millimetre measured just above the scarf but not at any reinforced part of the blade. For example, a Nm 110 needle is 1.1 millimetre in diameter, while a Nm 50 needle is half a millimetre in diameter.

The thickness of the blade on the right is 1.1mm wide which is shown in Nm as 110.

The alternative standard needle sizing method is the Singer/Asia numbering system sometimes referred to as the American system that uses a number that represents a size.

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Know Your Needle

Sewing Needle is one of the most important tools for garment manufacturing. All of us are aware with the importance of a correct needle type for a product. In below article we will discuss about the different parts of a needle. 

Butt

The beveled end allows easy insertion in the needle bar.

Shank

The upper thick part of the sewing machine needle is called the shank. It is the heaviest part of the needle and is designed to minimize needle movement by attaching it firmly to the needle bar
Home sewing needles have a flat, round side to assist in always having the needle in the correct position
Industrial machine needles have a completely round shaft is used to know the direction to put a needle into the machine

 

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SEWING NEEDLE

 

Needle was one of humankind’s first tools. Over the centuries it developed from a simple craft item to the precision tool for modern sewing machines, constantly adapted for new industrial applications and requirements. 

The needle is the distinctive tool of the Upper Paleolithic period that began about 40,000 years ago. The oldest known needles with eyes date from the Gravettian period, about 25,000 years ago. The needle is one of the earliest survivors of the explosion of invention that the textile archaeologist Elizabeth Wayland Barber called the String Revolution. Paleolithic needles made of animal bones, antlers, and tusks helped make possible the extension of human settlement into cooler regions after the Ice Age (until about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago),

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