Quality Inspection in Garment Industry
American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) defines quality as “A systematic approach to the search for excellence”. According to International Standard Organization (ISO).
However, quality also means much more, they include:
The degree of excellence that an item possesses.
The best money can buy.
Meeting a specification.
Not more than 1% defective a lot.
Quality is when the customers come back not the goods.
Quality of a garment refers to the product free from staining faults, sewing defects, fabric faults, size measurement faults, matching of color and stripe faults, cutting faults, etc.
Synonyms: Productivity, Cost reduction, Scheduled performance, sales, Customer satisfaction, Team work, and many more.
To achieve dimensioned quality, the organization’s staffs should have exact knowledge of the requirement profile of the products. This part can only be fulfilled if the information regarding the quality is freely exchanged between the various interfaces of the process.
The method of checking, analyzing, verification and controlling the desired or expected quality parameters of the garments is said to be quality control.
Inspection can be defined, in the apparel industry, as the visual examination or review of raw materials ( such as fabric, Buttons, Zippers, Sewing threads, Trims, etc ), partially finished components of the garments and completely finished garments in relation to some standards, specifications or requirements, as well as measuring the garments if they meet the required measurements.
Steps in garments inspection:
In garments industry, the desired or expected quality parameters are controlled by inspection. This inspection can be done in three steps:
1.- Raw material inspection in garment industry
2.- In process inspection in garment industry
3.- Final inspection in garment industry
“Quality is the fulfillment of the specified requirements for a product or service” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.