According to the YARN&FABRIC's
quality engineers, one of the major problems the fabric industry encounters regularly maintains a specific fabric chosen for production. In small purchases, the problem might not be as pronounced as that of large-scale manufacturers.
A retailer or a tailor who needs a small quantity may spend few minutes inspecting the quality of the fabric he/she wants to purchase. However, a large-scale purchase, e.g., 1,000
-yard material, will need a more thorough method than what the retailer used. Two major standards can be used to ascertain the quality of a fabric; the ISO
and the ASTM
Before purchasing a fabric
, the manufacturer ensures the quality can be done using the ISO and the ASTM's stipulated standard, which checks for characteristics such as abrasion, durability, thread count, and texture. A buyer may also contact an independent laboratory to carry out needed examinations on the material to ascertain the quality. Whichever way it is done, there is an intersection of methods used to ensure the threshold at which the level of severity of a defect becomes unacceptable.
Standards are important
The standards used in determining the quality of fabric borders around the test for the fabric's physical
, and mechanical
features. You may wonder why this is important. It is because it helps manufacturers make an informed decision on the type of textile
to use, the image of the brand is improved, increasing cost efficiency. It helps manufacturers to know if their product is in line with the government's standard. Recognized bodies usually carry out these tests of the standard among manufacturers and consumers.
Starting the QC method at the pre-production stage is as crucial as every other stage of production. The quality, color, texture, and durability of the accessories to be used ought to be properly checked, especially when it has a direct implication on the finished product. A quality fabric can only be said to have been achieved when the final consumer's needs and specifications have been duly met.