Trims and Accessories Inspection Process Followed in Apparel Industry

By | March 21, 2017

Trimmings and Accessories Inspection Procedure in Garment Sector

Trimmings and Accessories Inspection:

Trimmings and accessories inspection is a critical matter in apparel manufacturing industry. To achieve desired quality apparel or clothing, proper trimmings and accessories inspection process have to follow. It should be noted here that, the total process of trims and accessories inspection should be done by experienced quality inspector. This article has presented the proper method of trims and accessories inspection with the inspection defect check list for clothing accessories and trimmings.

Trimmings and accessories inspection in apparel industry

Trimmings and accessories inspection in apparel industry

How to Check Trims and Accessories in Clothing or Apparel Industry?

All the trimmings and accessories inspection should be done on arrival into the apparel manufacturing factory by lot or shipment. Some buyer use an acceptable quality level (AQL) of 2.5 to inspect a lot or shipment, but we follow the best method is for to check each lot or shipment a minimum of 10%. That means, if 10 cartons arrive, then 10% will be checked from each of the 10 carton e.g. if only 1 size article is found in a carton then 10% of each of the 10 cartons will be inspected. If more than 1 size is found in each carton then 10% of each size of article found in each of the 10 carton will be checked. Just checking 1 carton (100%) out of the 10 carton (10%) doesn’t mean that the balance quantity of pieces in the other 9 cartons is correct. Some special cases QI will be checked 100%. In this way, trimmings and accessories inspection should be done in readymade garment or apparel sector.

List of Critical Defects in Apparel with Zero Tolerance:

The following defects or faults are top most critical defects with “ZERO TOLERANCE” which must be followed in trimmings and accessories inspection process.

Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Incorrect Country of Origin
X
Fabric Composition
X
X
Size
X

Inspection Defect Check List for Apparel Accessories and Trimmings:

The below matters should strictly follow during trims and accessories inspection.

Size, Care Label
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Measurement Error
X
Care symbol missing
X
Eligible lettering alphabet
X
Printing blur / unclear/less distinct
X
Lettering word Error
X
Salves / Edge area not up to satisfactory level
X
Wrong care code
X
Fabric consignment wrong
X
Spelling mistake
X
IN DC Date wrong
X
Bar Code number wrong
X
Word / Space error
X
Vendor code missing / Wrong input
X
Excess lettering alphabet
X
Main Label / Fit Label / Sub Label
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Color missing / Shade variation
X
Missing yarn
X
X
Measurement Error
X
Salves / Edge area not up to satisfactory level
X
Button / Rivet
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Broken button
X
Button style mistake
X
Off position logo
X
Poor Thickness
X
Color missing / Shade variation
X
Missing Logo
X
Eligible lettering alphabet
X
Missing hole
X
Measurement Error
X
Sometimes cannot pass through metal detector
X
Zipper
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Tape Shading error
X
Runner doesn’t work smoothly
X
Sharp teeth
X
Woven fault
X
Stopper missing
X
Loose stopper
X
Logo missing
X
Style mismatch
X
Measurement Error
X
Sometimes cannot pass through metal detector
X
Joker Tag / Hand Tag
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Lettering alphabet error
X
Shade variation
X
Size mistake
X
Logo missing
X
Broken Joker Tag / Hand Tag
X
Measurement Error
X
Poor thickness
X
Price Ticket
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Style number missing
X
Bar Code number missing
X
Price printing missing
X
Color bleeding
X
Bar Code blur / unclear / less distinct
X
Logo missing
X
Twill Tape
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Color missing / Shade variation
X
Missing yarn
X
Salves / Edge area not up to satisfactory level
X
Knot
X
Elastic (Hole / Plain)
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Color missing / Shade variation
X
Missing yarn
X
Poor thickness
X
Poor elasticity sketchiness
X
Denier error
X
Measurement Error
X
Salves / Edge area not up to satisfactory level
X
Velcro Tape
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Salves / Edge area not up to satisfactory level
X
Sometimes loop parts are missing
X
Sometimes hock parts are missing
X
Measurement Error
X
Tap thickness problem ( Soft / Hard )
X
Leather Patch / Paper Patch / Rubber Patch
Defect Classification
Critical
Major
Minor
Measurement Error
X
Color missing / Shade variation
X
Letter missing
X
Color bleeding
X
Sometimes cannot pass through metal detector
X

-Written by
Md. Omar Faruk
Executive–QA at Envoy Complex
(Manta Apparels Ltd. Envoy Fashions Ltd & Envoy Design Ltd.)
E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: +88 01722603058

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