Top 5 Working Steps of Merchandising Department in Apparel

By | May 30, 2017

Top 5 Working Steps of Merchandising Department in Apparel 

Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology


Merchandising Section:

This is the section where linked up all of section in textile for this reason, we should proper knowledge about the working steps of merchandising in garments. Merchandising process is mainly starting after receiving an order sheet from buyer and continues up to shipment. In this article, I am trying to discuss with a knit garment order and briefly express different steps of merchandising work and their process.

Working Steps of Merchandising Section:

Top 5 working steps of merchandising department in apparel are given below-

First Step:

Get the “order sheet” and “lab dip” (swatch or pantone no) by email or take it hand to hand from buying house to the merchandiser. For further information about this order keep 5 copies for own, cutting, sewing, and sample room.



Second Step:

Then lab dip (swatch or pantone no) will send knitting & dyeing. Dyeing swatch or pantone no will give from dyeing. Lap dip is an important task in merchandising department in garments.

Third Step:

Lab dip (dyeing swatch or pantone no) and lap dip sample added lap dip book then will send buying house, and if those are approved is OK, so will order knitting & dyeing for production program. Keep these swatch 3 pieces, 1 piece for own and send 2 pieces for buying house. (Approved)



Fourth Step:

Then making “style sample” (only one size), “photo sample” (for advertise), site set sample (all size) 4 pieces by follows the order sheet, approved lab dip (dyeing swatch) and sends it buying house. 2 pieces for buying house, 1 piece own and 1 piece sample room. After buying house check the sample and modify send the measurement sheet, and accessories items. That measurement sheet will copy 2 pieces for 1 piece own and 1 pieces sample room.

Garments Accessories

Garments Accessories

Fifth Step:

Then making P.P sample (pre-production) for buying house 5 pieces only for 3 pieces buying house and 2 pieces for own following the measurement sheet. If this P.P sample is OK, so buying house said you will go to bulk production, making the any garments as per order.

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