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KNITTED GARMENT QUALITY
• The quality of a knitted garment reflects all
the processes through which the various
components have passed during its
• Knitted fabrics has already been discussed and
the problems of quality outlined.
• Faults incurred during the knitting and fabric
processes pass on into the knitted garment
itself unless detected an diverted.
• The Quality System Requirements are based
on the principle of PDCA Cycle.
• Understanding the customers' quality requirements.
• Organizing & training quality control department.
• Ensuring proper flow of quality requirements to the QC
• Ensuring proper flow of quality requirements to the
• Establishing quality plans, parameters, inspection systems,
frequency, sampling techniques, etc..
• Inspection, testing, measurements as per plan.
• Record deviations
• Feed back to Production Department.
• Plan for further improvement.
Establishing the Quality
• The first step for quality control is to understand,
establish & accept the customers' quality
requirements. This involves the following steps.
• Getting customers specifications regarding the quality
• Referring our past performance
• Discussing with the Quality Control Department
• Discussing with the Production Department
• Giving the Feed Back to the customers
• Receiving the revised quality requirements from the
• Accepting the quality parameters
Various Steps of Inspection & Quality
• The following levels are discussed at the
Garment Making Department assuming that
this department is receiving the ready to cut
dyed & finished fabrics from the Dyeing &
Before or Pre-production Inspection
• The following parameters & defects are checked prior to cutting.
• Shade Matching
• Fabric Construction
• GSM (grams per square metre)
• Whales & courses if required)
• Dyeing Levelness
• Ecological parameters if required
• Matching of Rib, Collars & Cuffs
• Fabric Holes
• Vertical & Horizontal Stripes
• Knitting defects such as missing loops, sinker lines, etc.
• Yarn defects such as thick & thin places
During Production Inspection
• Verify cutting patterns
• Cut components measurements
• Cutting shapes
• Fabric defects
• Other specific parameters as required by the customers
Rib, Collars & Cuffs matching
• Stitching defects
• Sewing threads matching
• Dirts & Stains
• Trims & Accessories
Before Production Inspection
• Many of the important parameters of Pre-
productions, During productions & Final
inspection parameters. This is to ensure that
wrong or major defective garments are not
• D. GENERAL DEFECTS
• Shade variation within the garment parts
• Shade variation between the garments
• Defective printing
• Defective embroidery
• Defective buttons
• E. MEASUREMENT DEVIATIONS
• Compare the garment measurements against the Customers' Measurement Charts.
• Following are the some of the important garments' measurement aspects to be considered.
• Garment length
• Body width
• Shoulder length
• Arm hole
• Arm Opening
• Sleeve length
• Placket length
• Placket width
• Neck width
• Neck opening
• Hemming width
• IRib or Collar width