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Designing Textile Products

Textile products are crafted analyzing numerous internal and external factors bound to the end products. Before, during, and after designing a product, a series of factors such as the market trends, market research, quality testing, trials, design patterns, etc. to be arranged or considered by the designer. Here we discuss a few of them.

Textile Components

Textile components are accessories that are used to decorate, strengthen, close, or enhance the appearance of textile products. In this article most commonly used components such as fasteners and others are discussed.

Origin and History of Clothing

The first known humans to make clothing, Neanderthal man, survived from about 200,000 B.C.E. to about 30,000 B.C.E. During this time the earth’s temperature rose and fell dramatically, creating a series of ice ages throughout the northern areas of Europe and Asia where the Neanderthal man lived. With their compact, muscular bodies that conserved body heat, Neanderthals were well adapted to the cold climate of their day. But it was their large brain that served them best.

Neanderthal man learned to make crude but effective tools from stone. Tools such as spears and axes made Neanderthals strong hunters, and they hunted the hairy mammoths, bears, deer, musk oxen, and other mammals that shared their environment. At some point, Neanderthals learned how to use the thick, furry hides from these animals to keep themselves warm and dry. With this discovery, clothing was born.

Types of sleeves set-in sleeves, raglan sleeves and kimono sleeves

Sleeve is that part of the garment, which covers the arm of the body and is usually attached to armhole of bodice pattern. Sleeves support the design and functional element of a garment. They are broadly classified into three types – set-in sleeves, raglan sleeves and kimono sleeves which are further made into separate styles.

Types of skirts

Skirt is something that covers the lower part of the body especially for girls, women or ladies. Skirts come in a variety of shapes and styles and they are essential items in women’s wardrobes. Skirts are more elegant and easy to wear and besides they can be worn in all occasions. It is easier to design skirt than any other garment. In today’s fashion world we find a variety of types of skirt which can be categorized based on size, fabric, and design. The silhouette can be narrow, flared or bouffant. Even straight skirts can vary from extremely tight and narrow at the hem to slightly A-lined. Here is a brief description of the variety of skirt types being used on their vast types.

Entrance Gate of a Garment Factory

Visitors and workers see the factory entrance first, which is an opportunity to send a strong positive signal about the quality and work of the factory. A neat and tidy entrance creates a positive first impression, while an entrance which is dirty or disorganized reflects poorly on it. A factory which has a clean, tidy and secure entrance demonstrates a commitment to quality, productivity, and sound working conditions.

Garment Trimming

In total, all the trimmings used for the garment can be substantial cost item and so their selection and use requires careful considerations. There is no point in improving materials utilization if the savings made are thrown away by using expensive tapes as stay tapes. The professional approach is: sufficient for the intended purpose no more.

Types of Pressing machinery and equipment

It is possible to press samples of light clothing, such as dresses, blouses, and nightdresses, on versatile unit equipped with a hand iron. However, if the samples are of constructed garments, while most of the simple under pressing operations can be performed with a hand iron, there are still several operations which require the specialized machines in the factory. This is especially relevant to top pressing where to most of the operations are performed on special purpose machines.