Ink Numbering garments panels in assembly sewing line – An efficiency and quality improvement tool

How to implement number sealing on garments in a factory ?

Ink numbering garments is called Number Sealing. Number sealing or Ink numbering refers to printing number on the garment pieces by means of ink and stamping machine to identify the garment panels to be stitched together. It replaces the traditional method of pasting a numbered Sticker on garment pieces Continue reading “Ink Numbering garments panels in assembly sewing line – An efficiency and quality improvement tool”

How to identify a good Cut order plan for optimum fabric utilization

Identifying a good cut order plan can be critical in saving fabric while cutting an order and increasing the efficiency of cutting floor. There can be hundreds of combinations of a cut order plan so identifying the best one is an important skill.

 A good fabric cut order plan will require less time and effort for spreading and will use lesser fabric per garment. But there are many factors which make cut order planning efficient as mentioned below , However if you want to understand the basics of how to make a cut order plan , please read this post first.

Characteristics of an efficient Fabric cut order plan :

1. Maximum number of garments on a marker
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What is a cut order plan and how it is made ?

Guide to the art of making a fabric saving cut plan !

A cut order plan is a logical division of an order quantity into lays (spread) of fabric such that desired number of garment pieces can be cut in the required size ratio. Cut order plan is made to minimize time and effort in cutting as well as to utilize fabric efficiently.

Cut order plan is also referred as lay plan or cut plan in apparel industry. A good cut order plan will require less time and effort for spreading and will use lesser fabric per garment

A cut order plan is made by following these steps :

Inputs required for creating a cut order plan

  1. Number of garments to cut – Order quantity
  2. Size wise breakup , Like S:M:L:XL = 100:200:200:100
  3. Maximum Number of sizes on a marker.
  4. Available Fabric information – Width , Shrinkage , Shade and quantity.

Understanding cut order planning

In cutting process of mass manufacturing of apparels, to cut the order quantity in the size ratio the fabric is laid in layers and then all layers are cut together by sticking a marker (patterns printed on paper) on top.
So to cut 6 garments in the size ratio S1:M2:L2:XL1. We will make a marker (patterns printed on paper) in the required size ratio, lay 1 ply and cut. This will easily cut 6 garments, which is what we required (see the table below)

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Cutting process in garment industry

Cutting process in garment industry can be tricky and many people are perplexed on how this magical feat of matching every check/stripe is achieved by the factories. Here is the step by step, brief explanation on Cutting process in garment industry and the Cutting Process Flowchart at the end of the article.
1. Spreading or laying
To cut many garments simultaneously, fabric is spread in layers one over  the on a long table. This process in called spreading or laying.
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Woven Fabric Parameters that affect Garment Production

Fabric parameters that affect garment production industrially.

If we have to make a list of things “everyone working in garment industry must definitely know” the first point will always be ” FABRIC – The Raw material”.
Textile in itself is a very vast field but in this article we are only going to talk about fabric parameters that affect apparel production industrially like Type of fabric , CSV Grades, Repeat Variation , Shrinkage,Grain line etc. This article will form the base for upcoming articles where we will be talking about markers ,cut plans ,cutting etc. Continue reading “Woven Fabric Parameters that affect Garment Production”