Category: Quality

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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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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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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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Needle Cut & Holes in Garments

Holes and needle cut is a commonly faced problem during garment manufacturing. Specially the garments with knit/jersey fabric, lightweight fabrics, a combination of lightweight/jersey fabric with heavy woven fabric are exposed to a higher risk of getting needle cut or holes during the production process. Wrong selection of machinery, needle, poor Garment handling during the manufacturing process and Extensive washing...

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Down Jacket Basics Part -1

As you are already aware that A down jacket has been insulated with the soft feathers from duck or geese. Down is a very good insulator as the fluffiness of down creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the wearer very warm in cold winter weather. Read More: Down Jacket...

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Quality Assurance Vs Quality Control

What is Quality Assurance? Quality assurance can be defined as part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled. All the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality. In quality assurance approach you need to inspect...

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Cost Of Poor Quality

Quality is one of the most discussed and least understood subjects in the apparel industry. Most of the organizations still people equate quality function with inspection and the data of the first time pass final inspection is considered as the quality performance of the company. During my visits to factories, I found that they all record defect data/process failure data...