Top 25 Merchandising Interview Questions with Answers

Important Interview Question and Answer for Merchandising Job

Interview Question for Garment Merchandiser:

An interview board consists of various types of specialized person in different fields of apparel sector. You have to face so many interview question from those specialists. Mainly you have to ask some basic interview question at first. From my all job interview experiences, I want to suggest you one thing that, before facing any interview in readymade garments sector or textile sector you should increase your basic knowledge from all the different section of textile or garments industry. This article has presented some important basic interview question from apparel section. Hope these interview question will help you to achieve your dream job.

Basic Interview Question faced by an applicant

Basic Interview Question faced by an applicant

Interview Question and Answer for Apparel Merchandiser:

The below interview question and answer are very important to get garments merchandising job.

1. What is grain line?

Pattern pieces normally carry a line is called grain line. When pattern pieces are laid down during marker making over the cloth, the grain line should be parallel to the warp if the fabric is woven and wales in case of knitted fabric. Only the exception is seen for bias cut.

2. What is handle?

It is a characteristic of fabrics that is perceived by touching, squeezing or rubbing them.

3. What is hip?

It is a specified level down from the waist seam and garment closed measure straight across garment, from one edge to the other.

4. What is waist?

Regular waistband or elastic relaxed, garment closed and with front and back waistband edges even at the top, measure across the middle of waistband or along elastic relaxed from one edge to other.

5. What is sleeve length?

It is the measurement from center back neck seam or edge straight across to shoulder or armhole point, along sleeves fold line down to bottom edge of sleeve opening.

6. What is sleeve inseam?

Measurement from under armhole seam to bottom edge of sleeve opening (cuff included) with vent closed (if applicable).

7. What is pleat?

It is used to increase the fullness of the garments. It is generally made by folding the fabric. Dart and pleat both are used in the back part of the Men’s shirt usually.

8. What is inseam length?

Along inside seam of leg, measurement from crotch seam down to bottom edge of leg opening. Rib or elastic bands included in this measurement.

9. What is drape?

It is a character of fabric which indicates flexibility and suppleness of fabric.

10. What is durable press (DP)?

The name given to a special finish that provides the garments with shape retention, durable pleats and pressed creases, durably smooth seams and wrinkle resistance during use and after laundering or dry cleaning. Durable press also can be added to the stretch fabrics to produce garments that stretch yet hold their shape and their creases.

11. What is double faced fabric?

Cloth with both ends similar is termed as double faced fabric.

12. What is basic block?

Assimilating of diagram of net dimension on papers each and individual part without any allowance which is called pattern and it is called also basic block.

13. What is crease?

Crease is any kinds of folding in cloths.

14. What is color bleeding?

It is the pigment or dye or color of a cloth that is partially gone into the water if such colored cloth is soaked in water or solvent. Pigment dye come out from one place to another and is stuck place near by suck characteristics is called color bleeding.

15. What is crocking?

Crocking is the act of taking out color from the dry and wet cloth by rubbing or scouring.

16. What is back length or HPS?

HPS stands for high point of shoulder. Normally it is known as back length which is measured from high point of shoulder down to bottom edge of garment.

17. What is back rise?

It is the measure from crotch intersection point, along center back seam following curve up to waistband top edge.

18. What is CBN?

CBN stands for center back neck. It is the measure from center back neck seam or edge down to bottom edge of garment.

19. What is blind stitch?

It is a special type of stitch that cannot see from the face side of the fabric but can easily see from the back side.

20. What is back stitch?

It is one kinds of hand stitch for sewing the apparels, which could also do by using sewing machine.

21. What is CF Line?

The straight line bottom to up vertically along the middle point of the body front of a shirt or jacket.

22. What is bar tack?

Re-stitching over a very short length to give and increase the area of a high load bearing strength (E.g. belt loops and pocket corner are bar tacked).

23. What is back tacking?

Approximately 1cm or small stitch backward at the beginning and finishing of sewing, which is used securing of the sewn end so that the thread could not be loosed easily.

24. What is allowance?

When garment is made by adding extra dimension with the net dimension of the garment is called allowance.

25. What is back rise?

The distance from the crotch back waist line is called back rise.

26. What is across back?

It is the measure of straight across back of garment at the midpoint of arm hole  seam or edge from one side to other.

-Written by

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send


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