Stages of Garments Inspection

4 Stages of Garments Inspection

What is Garment Inspection?

Garments inspection is an important term in the readymade garments sector. Quality inspector is the main in apparel inspection, who certifies the garments export order, whether it is perfect for shipping or not. The quality inspector has to ensure perfect quality according to the buyer’s instruction in various stages of garments inspection, which have been discussed in this article.

garments inspection

Garments inspection

Stage of Apparel Inspection:

Various stages of garments inspection are mentioned below:

  1. Raw material inspection,
  2. During production inspection,
  3. Finishing inspection,
  4. Final inspection.

All the stages have discussed in the following:

1. Raw material inspection:

A quality inspector should check various matters according to the buyer’s instruction in Raw material inspection stage of garments. Those are-

  • Yarn defects such as thick and thin,
  • Knitting defects,
  • Fabric construction,
  • Fabric GSM (Grams per square meter),
  • Fabrics shade matching,
  • Fabric holes,
  • Fabric defects,
  • Sewing thread,
  • Zipper,
  • Fabric softness,
  • Fabric width,
  • Vertical stripes,
  • Horizontal stripes,
  • Fabric shrinkage,
  • Defective printing,
  • Defective embroidery,
  • Defective buttons,
  • Dirt and stains in the fabric.
2. During production inspection:

A quality inspector should ensure different matters according to the buyer’s instruction in the production stage of garments. Those are

  • Collars & Cuffs matching,
  • Sewing threads matching,
  • cutting patterns,
  • stitching,
  • Absence of stitching,
  • Needle holes & marks,
  • Unbalanced sleeve edge,
  • Unbalanced placket,
  • Open seam,
  • Puckering,
  • Garment length,
  • Shoulder length,
  • Body width,
  • Shoulder length,
  • Placket width,
  • Placket length,
  • Armhole,
  • Arm Opening,
  • Sleeve length,
  • Rib or Collar width,
  • Hemming width,
  • Neck width,
  • Neck opening,
  • Incorrect side shape,
  • Broken & Missing stitch,
  • Bottom hem bowing,
  • Uneven neck shape,
  • Cutting shapes,
  • Stitching defects,
  • Measurements,
  • Buttons,
  • Trims & Accessories,
  • Labels.
3. Finishing inspection:

A quality inspector should check different issues according to the buyer’s instruction in the finishing stage of garments. Those are-

  • Poor Ironing,
  • Dirt’s& Stains,
  • Back Board,
  • Collar Stay,
  • Butterfly,
  • Neck Board,
  • Carton,
  • Drawcord,
  • Size strip,
  • Pocket flasher,
  • Hangtag,
  • Photo-in-lay,
  • Price ticket,
  • Polybag,
  • Tissue paper.
4. Final inspection:

A quality inspector should confirm various matters according to the buyer’s instruction in the final inspection stage of garments. Those are-

  • Shade variation from one part to another part of garments,
  • Garments measurement with the allowance from buyers provided measurement chart,
  • Collar and sleeves balanced,
  • Pockets correct,
  • Absence of fabric faults and stains,
  • Appearance correct,
  • Patterns matching,
  • Absence of miss stitching,
  • Seams finished correctly,
  • Accessories correctly applied and working,
  • Correct labeling.

Speech from the writer:

If you read this article with full attention then you can easily answer the following questions in the interview:

  1. Describe all the stages of garments inspection.
  2. Describe all the stages of garment quality inspection.
  3. What are the inspection services in the garment industry?
  4. Describe all the quality checkpoints in the readymade garments sector.
  5. What are the inspection services in the apparel industry?
  6. What are the inspection services in the garments sector?
  7. What are the inspection services in the clothing sector?
  8. Describe all the quality checkpoints in garment production.
  9. Describe all the quality checkpoints in the garment assembly process.

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