Author Archives: Apparel Merchandiser

Starting A Fashion Business? Here’s Why Sustainability Must Be A Top Priority 

Today’s climate changes, heavy pollution, and poor air quality made us all agree that our modern society needs to make a dramatic shift towards sustainability. We can no longer take our Mother Earth’s resources for granted. Do you ever think about what chemicals might exist in the fabric when you pull on a new t-shirt?… Read More »

Challenges You Can Face When Working in the Textile Industry and How to Solve Them

Working in the textile industry and running your own business is quite rewarding, but as you could expect it comes with advantages and disadvantages. In the textile industry, similar to all other industries, many entrepreneurs fail in achieving success because they don’t know the challenges this business comes with. In all industries, difficulties are not… Read More »

6 Simple Tricks to Enhance Your Productivity: A Textile Manufacturer’s Guide

Productivity Improvement Techniques in Textile and Garment Industry: Productivity is not how long you can get an employee to work; it is how well you can get him to work. In other words, productivity is defined as getting the best out of an employee without stressing him. There are multiple management techniques and tools designed… Read More »

How to Start a Successful E-Commerce Fashion Store

The world of fashion has always been a promising and fruitful one. Thousands of trends that came and disappeared later left their mark on many individuals’ personal style. Fashion changes over time. Yet, in the modern world, there is one more trend that has appeared and will probably never leave. Online clothing stores are being… Read More »

Seam Properties in Apparel | Seam Slippage | Seam Strength

What is Seam in Garments? A seam is the joining of two or two or more fabric pieces y means of one or more rows of stitches. Seam failure or fabric failure may occur as a result of longitudinal or transverse loading on such a sewn fabric. The transverse seam strength is a prime requirement… Read More »

Comfort and Durability in High Performance Apparel

Durability and Comfort in High Performance Apparel: Clothing is a basic need for human beings that provides protection to the body from environmental and climatic hazards. Extreme conditions require characteristic properties that are application-specific rather than just a basic need. High performance is a desirable attribute for professionals and comfort improves activity competence. A garment… Read More »

Advanced Knitting Technologies for High-Performance Apparel

Knitting High-Performance Apparel: Advanced high-performance apparel currently consists of two sectors, sports and fitness and protective clothing. In its broadest sense, it can be defined as apparel or clothing that is designed to perform or function for a specific purpose—which in every practical sense could also be expanded to include health and well-being, which bridges… Read More »

Fire-Proof Clothing Versus Fire-Resistant Clothing

Fire-Proof VS Fire-Resistant Clothing: In industries where the workers are exposed to risk situations or workplace hazards, it is a requirement by law for employees to wear special kind of protective clothing in order to ensure personal safety and protection. These laws and the level of protection to be observed in different professions are governed… Read More »

Applications of Microchip Technology in Textile Materials

Microchip Technology in Textile Materials: The successful uptake of any technology is, of course, dependent on the cost of production. One thinks of the cost advantages achieved by the development of knitting machines in the 16th century and the technological advances of the industrial revolution. Electronic textiles or microchip technology in textile materials are today… Read More »