Category: Apparel Science

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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...

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Fabric Defects

In garment factories it very common that the garment quality inspectors are also responsible for fabric inspection. I experienced it many times that there is no adequate training and tools provided to these inspectors. The best and efficient way to train the inspectors is to provide the images of defect and the defect classification. This will help them to identify...

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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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Sweater: History and Morden Manufacturing

Sweater, outer garment, usually knitted or crocheted, worn on the upper part of the body, either over the head or with buttons on the front or back. Although woolen fabrics had been practiced by hand for about 2,000 years, it was not until the fifteenth century that the first knitted shirts or tunics were produced on the Channel Islands of...

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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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Pro-Active Sewing Line Set up

Imagine the situation when you are setting up a sewing line for your new style and you find out the delivery schedule is tight and some important trim has still not arrived in your trim store and you need to delay the setup. This becomes an unforgettable nightmare for you and makes you lose your sleep because you may end...

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Dürkopp Adler 971-01 Sewing unit

unstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts The 971-01 is a rotary sewing unit for runstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts and blouses. The cut cuff parts are fed by the operator, runstitched and then trimmed and stacked. In the meantime, the operator can continuously feed the sewing unit with further material. Runstitching and trimming of cuffs...

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JUKI Corporation and YKK Co-Develop Automatic Machine for Sewing Zippers into Jeans Flies

JUKI Corporation and YKK Corporation have jointly developed an automatic machine for sewing zippers into the flies of jeans. The machine fuses the two companies’ technological know-how about sewing and fastening products. In combination with robotic sewing arms, automated fabric transfer systems, and other technologies, the factory where they installed this machine has achieved a streamlined process for zipper installation....

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Down Jacket

What is a Down Jacket? A down jacket is a jacket which 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. The...

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Measuring Actual Thread Consumption

A specified length of a given seam is measured and then the thread is pulled out of this length. We can use the amount pulled out of this specified length to calculate the ratio of thread consumed in the entire seam. By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we...