Laying, marking, cutting, stitching, checking, finishing, pressing, and packaging are just a few of the sequential processes involved in garment manufacture. This is the method of transforming raw materials into finished goods. If the preproduction phase of material preparation is not properly carried out, it will be difficult to maintain the industry.
Beginning with the idea or design concept and ending with a finished product, ready-to-wear apparel or garment manufacturing involves many processing steps. The apparel manufacturing process involves product design, fabric selection and inspection, pattern making, grading, marking, spreading, cutting, bundling, sewing, pressing or folding, finishing and detailing, dyeing, and washing, QC, etc.
With a truly global overseas branch network and excellent relationships with suppliers and manufacturers around the world, sourcing quality products is our speciality. Fabrics that fail to meet customer standards are returned to the textile manufacturer.
After the fabric has been relaxed, it is transferred to the spreading and cutting area of a garment manufacturing facility. All these procedures are done using either manually operated cutting equipment or a computerized cutting system. It is then laid out on top of the spread and cut to the shape of the garment forms
Laying down a paper pattern allows you to tentatively plan the positioning of the pattern elements.
Full-size patterns are used in the marker planner, which is then arranged on marker paper. This is a specifically designed piece of paper with symbols on itthat allow the marker to visually regulate component placement along defined grain lines. The spreads are detailed in marker planning and are laid manually or with a spreading machine.
The cutting room is the place where fabric is spread and cut into garments. Once the fabric has been cut, very little can be done to rectify serious defects in the sewing room. All cutting operations are carried out by straight knife cutting machines. The next stage is to extend the cutting room program to the sewing rooms.
Embroidery and screen printing are two processes that occur only if directly specified by the customer. Screen printing involves sweeping a rubber blade across a porous screen, transferring ink through a stencil and onto the fabric. This process may have varying levels of automation or may largely be completed at manually operated stations.
The central process in the manufacture of clothing is the joining together of components. Garments are sewn in an assembly line, with the garment becoming complete as it progresses down the sewing line. When needed, the garment will be reworked or mended at designated sewing stations.
There will always be a certain percentage of garments rejected for some reason or other. The best way to carry out quality checks is by establishing a standard as a criteria for measuring quality achievement. It is important to have a system in place to detect possible deviations before they occur.
We have employees look for cosmetic flaws, stains, or other spots on the garment that may have occurred during the cutting and sewing process. Some customers request that a garment be laundered after it is sewn and assembled.
After a garment is sewn and assembled, it is transferred to the ironing section of the facility for final pressing. Each ironing station consists of an iron and an ironing platform with steam supplied by an on-site boiler. The basic components of pressing are steam and pressure.
Most garments are packed in plastic bags, either at the end of production or when they enter the finished goods store. Products like shirts and underwear are usually bagged and boxed directly after final inspection and enter the stores in prepacked form. Some of these automatic machines bag, seal, and transport in trolly; some 500 garments per hour.
We also offer custom packaging where our customers can request and choose a packaging method if they have a preference.