Fabric Sourcing

apparel In a garment factory, fabric sourcing department is basically engaged in determining how and where its merchandise i.e. fabric will be obtained.


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Purchase Department

apparel The purchasing department in a garment company is similar to the sourcing department but the main difference is that the sourcing department works for sourcing the fabrics alone while the purchasing department works for sourcing the accessories and trims.


apparel Nips are small cuts put into the outside edge of the fabric with the point of your shears. These are placed wherever the 5/8" stitching starts or stops at the edge of a seamline.When starting and ending a seam, if you match these two nips on each layer of fabric, all of your seam lines will be accurate.

Tailor Tracks

apparel There are many ways to mark the inside of a garment, but experts use tailor tacks most often. A tailor tack is a short length of thread placed in the fabric. Correctly done, it is the safest way to mark, and can be used on more fabrics than any other marking system.

The Marking Standards

apparel Accurate marking throughout garment construction is extremely important.This process begins with marking pattern symbols.How and where to mark the garment will aid in putting the garment together.Marking should be done as soon as the garment sections have been cut and before the pattern pieces have been removed.Pattern symbols to be marked include darts, pleats,tucks, and matching circles.Beginners should also mark seam lines. In some situations, marking a seamline is important to even the most

Apparel Terms

apparel Glossary of common terms used by people directly or indirectly related to Apparel/Garment/Clothing Industry.

Layout /Cutting Marking

apparel apparel-making After purchasing fabric, pattern, notions, and preparing the fabric (on grain and re-shrunk / washed), you are ready to do the pattern layout. A layout is a plan for the placement of pattern pieces on the fabric.There are various categories of layout marking like grainlines, place of fold brackets, notches etc.There are also various methods of cutting marking such as single size, multi size and cutting in a particular body size

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.

Garment Trimming

apparel finishing spun-yarn In total all the trimmings used for the garment cab be substantial cost item and so their selection and use require careful considerations. There is no point in improving materials utilisation 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.