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An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
An Introduction To Apparel Quality
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An Introduction To Apparel Quality

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  • 1. An Introduction to Apparel Quality By Pradip V. Mehta, P.E. Fellow, American Society for Quality
  • 2. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • What are attributes of a good quality apparel item?
  • 3. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Free from defects
    • + Stains, fabric defects, open seams, untrimmed threads, misaligned buttons and button holes, no shade difference from panel to panel
    • Performs satisfactorily in normal use
    • + Does not shrink in laundering or dry cleaning
    • + Does not fade or loose color
    • + Does not fall apart in laundering or dry cleaning
    • Fits the labeled size
    • Is fashionable – has prevailing style
  • 4. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Raw materials
    • Workmanship
  • 5. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Inspection
    • + Raw materials
    • + Workmanship
    • Testing
    • + Raw materials
    • + Workmanship
  • 6. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Inspection
    • Visual examination or review of raw materials, partially finished components of garments and completely finished garments in relation to some standards, specifications, or requirements, as well as measuring garments to check if they meet the required measurements.
    • Testing
    • Determination of one or more characteristics according to a procedure
  • 7. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Fabric Inspection
    • + 4-Point System
    • * Up to 3” ……………1 * Over 3” – up to 6” ...2
    • * Over 6” – up to 9” ...3 * Over 9” …………….4
    • * Holes and openings (large dimensions) 1” or less………….2
    • * Holes and openings (large dimensions) over 1”…………….4
    • Calculate total defect points per 100 square yards
    • 40 points per 100 square yards
  • 8. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Sewing threads
    • + Construction
    • + Sew ability
    • * Imperfections
    • * Finish
    • * Color
    • * Package density
    • * Winding
    • * Yardage
  • 9. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Zippers
    • Buttons
    • Buckles
    • Snap fasteners
  • 10. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Marker making
    • + Parts + Pattern direction
    • + Pattern alignment + Knife clearance
    • + Marker width + Notches & drill marks
    • + Checks and stripes
  • 11. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Spreading
    • + Number of plies
    • + Fabric width
    • + Ply direction
    • + Checks
  • 12. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Cutting
    • + Frayed edges, fuzzy, ragged, or serrated edges
    • + Ply-to-ply fusion
    • + Single edge fusion
    • + Pattern precision
    • + Notches
    • + Drill holes
  • 13. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Sewing
    • + Needle damage
    • + Skipped stitches
    • + Broken stitches
    • + Mismatched checks or stripes
    • + Shade difference
  • 14. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Finishing, pressing, poly bagging
    • + Stains
    • + Wrinkles
    • + Correct labels
    • + Any thing that detracts from overall appearance
  • 15. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Testing
    • + Fabric weight, construction
    • + Strength
    • + Colorfastness
    • + Abrasion resistance
    • + Pilling
    • + Wrinkle resistance/wrinkle recovery
  • 16. Good Quality Apparel Item
    • Sizing
    • + Measurements
    • + Form fitting
    • + Live modeling

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