In-process Inspection in Garments
Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Department of Textile Engineering
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology
Garments inspection is directly related to the garment quality. Quality means the garments are reasonably acceptable that means no problem with seam, appearance, performance, filling, acceptable accessories. Garments qualities divide into two ways.
They are as follows-
- By testing.
- By inspection.
Garments inspection refer to test fabrics, button, sewing, thread, zipper, measurement of garments according to desirable standard or specification of garments. In garments manufacturing industry, there is the arrangement of inspection in each section. The main object of inspection is to rectify the faults in primary step as early as possible such that reduction of time and economic. In garments industry quality of the garment is maintained by regular inspection in different steps. For an effective and successful inspection, the quality controller takes step according to the following inspection loop-
There is three division of inspection in garments industry. They are as follows-
- Raw material inspection
- In-process inspection
- Final inspection
The inspection that is carried out before the assembling of various components of garments is called an in-process inspection. This inspection is done in the most of the section in the garment industry of fabric spreading to finishing. The main objective of the in-process inspection is to identify the faults and to rectify them within the process as far as possible. Normally it’s seen that 15-20%operationds are responsible for 65-80% faults in garments. So, if in-process inspection is carefully and harshly carried out, the number of complaints regarding garment quality will be reduced outstandingly. The several stages of garments manufacturing process where in-process inspection and quality control are done as below-
- Inspection in marker making section.
- Inspection in fabric spreading section.
- Inspection in fabric cutting section.
- Inspection in fabric sewing section
- Inspection in pressing and finishing section.