Steps of Garments Inspection
Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Specialized in Apparel Manufacturing
A.M.C.S Textile Ltd (AEPZ)
Garments are assembling of different elements such as fabric, sewing threads, buttons, trims, etc. The quality of garments depends on proper inspection of every step of garment production. For maintaining the required quality level needs to check every step of garment production. This procedure is known as garments inspection. Garments inspection is very important for quality garments. In garments industry, there are three stages of garment inspection.
The steps of garment inspection are as below-
1. Raw Material Inspection
2. In Process Inspection
3. Final Inspection
1. Raw Material Inspection:
We all know that, the main raw material of the garment is fabric. Therefore, raw material inspection is also known as fabric inspection. The fabric is the main raw material for garment making. So the fabric is inspected very carefully in the garment industry. Normally 4.0 points system and 10 point system are used for fabric inspection. The 4.0 point system is used for better quality fabric and 10 point system is used for comparative poor quality fabric.
2. In-process Inspection:
The inspection, which is carried out before assembling all the component of a garment is known as in-process inspection. In-process inspection is also known as online inspection. This is the long inspection process due to whole production inspection is done in this process. Therefore, online inspection is very important for garment inspection system.
The online inspection is carried in following sections-
- Cutting Section
- Sewing Section
- Finishing Section
3. Final Inspection:
Final inspection is the inspection system which is carried on a complete garment. Before this stage, a component of a garment or an incomplete garment is inspected. So, final inspection is very important from customer point of view. Size of garments fitting and other defects is inspected during final inspection. There are various systems for final inspection.
Following types can be used in the final inspection of garment industry-
- No Inspection System
- Hundred Person Inspection System
- Arbitrary Sampling Plan
- Acceptance Sampling Plan