Category: Apparel Science

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How to Use AQL in Garment Industry?

What Is AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) AQL is an abbreviation for Acceptable Quality Level. When it comes to quality in the garment export sector, one of the most commonly used terms in AQL (Accepted Quality Level). The majority of acceptance decisions for apparel/garment shipments for the export market are based on AQL-based sample strategies. In the garment industry, before accepting finished items...

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5 Steps To Assure The Garment Quality

Assume you’re a customer at a clothing store where you shop frequently. You buy a size medium jacket, expecting it to fit like a previous medium-sized jacket you purchased there. When you get home, however, the shirt does not fit as expected. You’re going to return the shirt, right? You might even be hesitant to return there in the future....

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GPT And FPT Testing

What Are GPT and FPT? GPT and FPT are terms that are frequently used in the garment and textile industries. Basically, the GPT term is most commonly used in the garment industry, while the FPT term is most commonly used in the textile industry. We can easily understand GPT and FPT after reading this article. Each buyer establishes guidelines for...

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WHOLEGARMENT: 3D-knitted Zero Waste garments

No sewing, no seams, no stitches. That’s seamless. A specific knitting technology that uses specialized circular looms to develop garments that adapt perfectly to the body, making people forget that they are actually wearing them. By eliminating the fabric cutting and sewing process, there is an optimization of the production process making seamless production a lot faster than conventional. There...

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How to Calculate Button Size

This article will explain How To Calculate Button Size by Ligne. You will learn how to take measurements of various button shapes and sizes and translate the button size from cm/mm to ligen and vice versa. What is Button Size? Button sizes are recognized worldwide with “L” or “ligne” which is a French term to measure length. A ligne measurement...

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How to Calculating Production Floor Capacity

Production Floor Capacity Calculation The capacity calculation is an important topic in the garment industry. For industrial engineers, supervisors, and production managers it is very important to know the production floor capacity to plan their production efficiently.  Calculation of production floor capacity is extremely straightforward however you should know the line efficiency. This article will help you to understand How to Calculate...

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The 7 QC Tools For Quality Management

Quality management is an integral factor in the growth and sustainability of any business. Efficient quality management, which has the highest impact on customer experience, is essential for any business. The seven essential tools of quality management, also known as 7QC tools, are very effective in quality management and the quality assurance process. So, businesses who want to ensure the...

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The Quality Quiz

General knowledge about the apparel industry, quality assurance, and the like may not be of much use in everyday life, but it’s always fun to see how much you really know about the world around you. Put your knowledge to the test with this fun quiz! Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct. After...

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Bowing and Skewness in the Fabric

Bow: When weft yarns are even at two edges but arched across the middle is known as Bow. Bowing is a condition in the woven fabric where filling yarns are displaced from a line perpendicular to the selvages and lie in an arc across the width of the fabric. Bowing appears as rows of courses or yarn-dyed stripes forming a...

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9 Point Calibration of Needle/Metal Detection Machine

In the garment and apparel industry, metal detecting machines are generally utilized to detect needles and small metal parts that may have been accidentally lodged in finished garments. Shipping garments with needles, sharp or other unwanted metal objects could result in blacklisting or heavy financial losses for the factories and bad publicity, product recall, financial losses and legal actions for...