Fabric Identification for Garment Making

apparel fabric The vast variety of fabrics available today, makes their identification important.We know that variety is created by using different fibres in combination. Knowledge of the fibre content of a fabric is therefore necessary to know its suitability,use and care. Labels and sales persons are not always able to guide us.Fabric samples,Fabric specification, lead times are some of the ways to identify the fabric.

Ticketing and Bar-coding

apparel Retailers request that manufacturers supply them with ?hanger ready? garments; in other words, the garments must be pre-ticketed with bar-coded price tags attached and hung on the hangers the retailers will use

Rapier Weaving Machines

fabric weaving Rapier weaving machine delivers excellent fabric quality at the right price. Its flexibility, high level of user friendliness and versatility make it an ideal means of production for weavers of fabrics. It is a shuttle less weaving loom in which the filling yarn is carried through the shed of warp yarns to the other side of the loom by finger like carriers called rapiers. These machines are used for weaving textile articles such as shirting, dress material, furnishing.

Alpaca Fibres

fiber Alpacas are fibre producing animals. Alpaca fibre is one of the finest animal fibres in the world. It is comparable to mohair, cashmere and other rare fibres.

Functions of Carding

spinning spun-yarn yarn Carding is a mechanical process that breaks up locks and unorganised clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibres so that they are more or less parallel with each other. Carding can also be used to create blends of different fibres or different colours. Carding plays a crucial role in all spinning cycles particularly in the woollen spinning cycle, in which it incorporates different functions, all essential in order to obtain the level of quality required of the product.

Knitted Fabrics for Elasticity, thickness and warmth

fabric knitting The elasticity of knitted fabrics gives them an excellent drape, but this is opposed somewhat by their generally greater thickness compared to wovens.

Brassieres

apparel Derived from the french word meaning upper arm, the brassiere is a mass-produced support undergarment worn by women that consists of two fabric cups attached to two side panels, a back panel, and shoulder straps (unless strapless) that fits snugly. They are sized according to a universal grading system first introduced by Ida Rosenthal, the founder of Maidenform, in 1928. Two measurements are crucial to determining bra size: the chest circumference and the fullest part of the breast.

Machine Types

embroidery finishing Schiffli Embroidery machines are available on the market as Standard and ATC (Automatic Tool Change) machines

Fabric Washing Techniques

apparel fabric These garment washing techniques were originally developed for denim garments, but are now being used for a wide variety of different garment types. The mills and commission houses involved in garment processing continually search for ways to achieve unique new looks.

Preparing for Layout

apparel Before we layout the fabric one needs to do the needful preparation for Fabric layout in garment manufacturing like folding the fabric correctly, pinning the pattern with the fabric , placing pattern pieces, matching grains by measuring and securing the pins to the grain lines and also that the pins should be properly placed and should be in right quantity.