Angles of twill weave

fabric weaving The angle of twill weave is determined by the amount of shift in the points of interlacing.A one pick one end shift twill weaveis called 45 degree twill.A twill weave which has more than one pick shift and one end shift is called steep twill; if the shift is more than one end and one pick it is called reclining twill.

Product Design

apparel Garment designers begin to materialize their ideas using hand sketches, off-the-rack garments, technical drawings, three-dimensional draping on dress forms, or computer-aided design (CAD)

Manmade Synthetic Fibres

fiber The synthetic man-made fibres include the polyamides (nylon), polyesters, acrylics, polyolefin, vinyl, and elastomeric fibres, while the regenerated fibres include rayon, the cellulose acetates, the regenerated proteins, glass and rubber fibres

Advantages of Blended Fabrics

apparel Blending of cellulosic fibres with man made fibres to produce fabrics with improved characteristics has long been accepted throughout the world.

Microscopic appearance of Fibres

fiber Technical tests require skilled personnel who can handle and use the equipment and chemicals for the analysis of the textile fibres. Among microscopic tests and chemical tests, microscopic tests are mainly used for natural fibre. The test identifies the natural fibres more easily as compared to manmade ones. Synthetic fibres are very similar in appearance and the increase in the number of varieties makes it a little tough to distinguish the fibres even under a microscope. The longitudinal and c

Seam Types

apparel Seam types are the place where two pieces of fabric are joined by application of a series of stitches or stitch types with a defined geometry. Over the years there are a number of different types of seams that have been developed to do different jobs. Many have largely been superseded by the development of machine stitches that finish as you sew them, and by the development of the over locker (or serger in some parts of the world), it is useful to know some of the basic seams types and finishes.


dyeing finishing Dyeing operations are used at various stages of production to add colour and intricacy to textiles and increase product value. It chemically changes a substance so that the reflecting light appears coloured.

Properties of Fused laminate

apparel Some of the fators determine the propeties of fused laminate such as the basic fabric of the inerlining,methods of applying resins to base cloths - Scatter coating, dry dot printing,paste coating.

Filament Yarn Spinning

spinning yarn For transforming filament fibres to yarns involve processes such as Wet spinning, Dry spinning, Melt spinning, Bi-component spinning, Bi-constituent spinning, ICS etc.

Standard Good Practices

apparel Establishing good practices can significantly improve working conditions, increase workplace safety and raise productivity. The following are some simple good practices for the apparel industry. They are cost efficient and easy to implement.