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Why Essential Appearance and Quality Test for Garments

Why Garment Manufacturers Should Emphasize on Appearance and Quality Test for Garments?
Over the last few decades
, textile industry has made rapid progress. We have a preset standard that all companies are “supposed” to follow by law, to help ensure quality of their products. Sadly, despite of government’s imposition, a small proportion of garment manufacturers are still using outdated manufacturing methods, or not adapting to any sort of regulatory processes for quality and appearance maintenance of end products.
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Fig: Garment quality test
Garment Appearance Testing Is The Modern Face of Textiles:
Textile testing is only possible when we have a steady supply of readily available equipment. These machines are normally categorized under the quality control classification, but they are responsible for helping to assess, monitor and test different perspectives of a garment’s quality levels. For instance, the Abrasion Tester; otherwise known as Pilling or Snagging Tester is a small machine that rubs together two pieces of the garment.

It is entirely up to the quality control manager to either rub same pieces of the same cloth, or different pieces of different cloths through the Abrasion Tester. Ultimately, the main intent is to see how well the clothes respond when rubbed together.

Is there a color bleeding? Does the surface of the clothes wear out? Is the fabric still able to retain its original manufacturer quality after going through Abrasion/ Snagging Tester? Such questions and many others are apparently solved via the vigorous Abrasion Tester process.

Textile Appearance & Quality Testing – A Means to an End
The main purpose of textile testing is to analyze the quality of the garments. And it is not just clothing that we are talking about; the textile industry has ensured that there is a variety of processes to retain the same standard for shoes, jackets, leather products, dyeing and coloring equipment and vice versa. In those scenarios where consumers from other parts of the world use exported fabric, they are particularly conscious about the latent quality of the products in question.

All thanks to these machines, we now have enough protocols to bypass low levels of quality, and fake knock-offs that have been creating a nuisance in the market until recently. As we mentioned the Abrasion Tester in this post earlier, it is equally important to talk about Softness/ Stiffness Tester machine. The latter not only complies with latest and different ISO standards, but it is made to test the degree of comfort of a fabric.

The Softness/ Stiffness Tester not only assesses the degree of comfort for wearable fabrics, but it also helps to measure the stiffness of special clothes or drapes that are meant for general use. Manufacturers have further customized this machines to meet their in-house standards.

Likewise, there are leather testers and IULTCS rubbing fastness testers that are available in various models and standards. Both of these machines check various aspects of quality for leather and clothing/ fabric based products. One of the main advantages of using textile testers is to ensure that the actual fabric or base material meets the quality standards way before the actual product is manufactured.

This way, production can be stopped, and amends can be made at an early-on stage, rather than waiting to create an entire unit of same product through cumbersome processes.

l For customers textile appearance testers ensure a balanced and long term wearable garment. Although it is true that end users may not be educated enough to check each and every aspect of their clothing, bags, shoes etc. but they are intelligent enough to recognize “quality” when they see it.

l In some parts of the world, a change in temperature or sudden climatic effects may alter the quality of the said batch of textile in question. It is not necessary for the same fabric unit to sustain quality if some aspects of quality assurance are not within the scope of the machines’ capabilities.

However, despite of the above two key highlights of general case scenarios, textile quality and appearance testers have become a mandated requirement for manufacturers all over the world. This post was just an introductory write up about the importance of such equipment. For more details concerning garment quality, various tips and home based guidelines and anything in particular, don’t forget to browse through the rest of our blog.

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