Author: apparelscience


The Impact of Clothing Brands’ Purchasing Practices on Garment Workers in Bangladesh

As consumers, we often take for granted the clothes we wear and the people who make them. However, a recent report by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights highlights the harsh reality of the impact that purchasing practices of clothing brands and retailers have on garment workers in Bangladesh. Despite the improvements made in factory safety in...


The History and Versatility of Wool

Wool: A Versatile Fiber with a Rich History Wool is one of the most versatile fibers in the world, and it has been used for centuries to create clothing, blankets, carpeting, felt, and even soil fertilizer. Wool is obtained from sheep and other animals such as goats, muskoxen, and rabbits. It is easy to spin and has scaling and crimp,...


Top 10 Interview Questions for Apparel/Garment QA/QC Team: Assessing Competency and Skills

Quality control and assurance are critical components in the apparel/garment industry. These processes ensure that the products meet customer expectations and are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner. However, to ensure effective quality control and assurance, it is essential to have a competent and skilled QA/QC team in place. Hiring the right people for this team is critical to...


Bangladesh : World Leader Among LEED Certified Green Factories

reen Textile Limited’s unit-4 in Mymensingh, a joint venture initiative of Epic group and Envoy legacy Green Textile Ltd unit 4, has become the world leader among LEED certified green factories after receiving a score of 104 out of 110, the highest ever in the apparel industry category.


Understanding Twill Fabric: Properties, Characteristics, and Use

Twill Twill is a textile weave that features diagonal parallel ribs. It is one of three basic types of textile weaves, the others being plain weave and satin. The weft thread is passed over one or more warp threads, then under two or more warp threads, and so on, with a “step,” or offset, between rows to form the distinctive...


The French Strategy for Circular Economy: waste prevention and circular economy legislation

In 2016, France generated a significant amount of waste, amounting to 4,6 tonnes waste per inhabitant. Large amounts of post-consumer waste are barely looped back into the system, fall through the waste management system’s cracks, and end up causing environmental damage and endangering biodiversity. In 2016, an estimated 4.5 million tonnes of plastic waste was generated in France, with 80,000...


Sustainable Apparel Coalition to Pause Use of Higg Profiles Globally Following NCA Report

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will halt the use of consumer-facing Higg labels worldwide after Norwegian authorities determined that they were deceptive to consumers. As it works with the Norwegian Consumer Authority (NCA) and other industry stakeholders, the SAC will suspend the use of Higg Index Sustainability Profiles and the Higg Index Materials seal on products. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition...


COP 26: How Fashion Is Increasing Climate Efforts

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland, last week. Bangladesh is well-represented at the global climate conference by a team led by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Faruque Hassan (BGMEA). The goals of COP26, after all, are pertinent to the global garment industry and its supply chains. What exactly is COP26? The...


Quality 4.0 :- Technology and Data-Driven Quality Management

Over the last decade, manufacturing practices, processes, and technologies have undergone significant changes. These modifications have the potential to resurrect their engineering and manufacturing activities. This phenomenon is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It is founded on advanced manufacturing and engineering technologies, massive digitization, big data analytics, advanced robotics, adaptive automation, additive and precision manufacturing (e.g.,...