Dangling threads, missing labels and other garment finishing issues can make your product unsellable at a distribution center. Ensure that your units arrive retail ready with apparel finishing services.
Apparel finishing services are often overlooked, but they have a huge impact on garment quality and productivity. Finishing departments in most factories have huge improvement potential and require special attention.
Raw Materials Testing
Raw materials testing is an essential part of quality assurance. It identifies the identity, purity, composition, potency and freshness of raw materials. It is a long-established quality control tool that was first used by guilds in the Middle Ages to avoid waste and the use of sub-standard materials.
A routine batch test of your raw materials helps to identify and mitigate potential product recall costs and brand image damage that can result from manufacturing a sub-standard product. It also saves time and money by avoiding the need for additional testing of finished products that may be contaminated with raw material failure.
Garment finishing services include finishing the decorated garments, like hemming and adding hang tags, for retail-quality finishes. Woven neck labels and hem tags add a great touch of luxury to the final product, helping to extend branding. They can be sewn to the bottom, sleeve or neck of any garment, and pricing is based on size and quantity.
Garment inspection is a key step in the apparel production process. It is performed before the garments are packaged for shipment and can help ensure that your products meet your quality standards.
Garments are inspected to ensure that the fabric is woven correctly, the stitching is correct and the sizing is accurate. This type of inspection also looks for things like fading, snags and zipper problems. Hang tags are a great way to promote your brand and add value to the garment for resale.
During the fabric inspection stage, it is important to double-check the markers with the finished garments to make sure that the panels are cut accurately and to minimize the quantity of fabric scraps due to cutting mistakes. The 4-point inspection system is the most commonly used for fabric inspections in the industry. If the defects found are below 5 major and 7 minor, the garments are considered “Acceptable” for shipment. If not, the garments will have to be re-inspected or rejected.
Finished Garments Inspection
At the finishing department, all garments go through a final visual product inspection before folding. Garments that have trimming like hang tag, billboard and UPC are checked to ensure they are attached correctly. All products are also inspected for measurement and workmanship.
Fabric inspection helps to minimize the quantity of cut panels and rejected garments due to fabric faults. It also reduces customer returns and improves production efficiency.
Finished garments may be inspected before or after being packed in poly bags and cartons. Garments are also inspected for proper size markings and style markings on the package. This is usually done after a TAP or AQL sampling inspection has been made.
Neck labels are a popular addition to apparel finishes, whether they are woven or printed directly onto the garment. This can give your products a more professional look and is a great opportunity for branding.
Apparel packaging keeps the garment safe across distribution channels, preventing it from moisture, glare and heat. It also provides a way to communicate information about the product. Packaging is essential for attracting the customer and boosting sales.
Adding woven labels to your t-shirts can really give them an extra feeling of quality and elevate the look of your brand. They are great for branding and include a woven logo and care instructions. Hem tags are another option for extending your branding and promoting your company to potential customers.
We offer a variety of garment finishing services including folding and poly bagging to keep your products organized. This can be especially helpful if you are shipping to a retail location or merch booth at an event. We can also add size stickers to each package if needed so your customer knows what size they are getting. This is a great option for online orders and is often required by retailers or fulfillment centers.