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Quality Characterisation of Apparel

1st Edition

Edited by Subrata Das

CRC Press

200 pages

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Hardback: 9788190800136
pub: 2010-02-10
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Description

Apparel creators face new technologies and testing devices to ensure the quality and safety of their products. This book discusses different testing protocols for apparel and related accessories, pinpointing their salient features. It covers the importance of various essential standards and regulations associated with quality evaluation of apparels for the export market and reviews assorted safety aspects of children’s apparel. The book also highlights the role of retailers, agent, vendor, and laboratory in the quality program of clothing sector.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Importance of quality characterisation

Current scenario

Essential elements of quality characterisation

Role of regulatory and specialty tests in quality characterisation

Customer satisfaction related to quality

References

Quality protocols and performance standards of apparels and related accessories

Introduction

Protocols for apparel testing

Various performance standards of fabrics used in apparel

Various performance standards in apparel

References

Benchmarking of quality in apparel

General requirements

Flammability requirement of apparel for export

Performance in colour fastness of apparel

Characterisation of apparel durability

Performance and functional properties of apparel

References

Importance of flammability, care label and fibre content of apparel

Essential standards and regulations

Flammability

Care labelling of garments

Fibre products identification

References

Safety issues for different accessories in children garment

Importance of safety issues

Small parts – choking hazards

Metal fasteners

Zipper fasteners

Dungaree clips (hasps) and sliders

D-rings

Functional and non-functional drawstrings, cords/ties

Toggles

Fixed bows

Buttons

Pom-poms and fringe

Decorative trims and embellishments

Bead

Sequins

Jewel

Heat transfer diamante (rhinstone) and stud guidelines

References

Case studies of safety review in children garment

Introduction

Safety review

Evaluation of restricted substances and hazardous components testing for children’s products

General wearing apparel flammability requirements

Children’s sleepwear/loungewear flammability requirements

References

Product recall in children garment

Reason of product recall

Case studies on product recall

Necessity of recall

References

Role of different stakeholders in the quality of apparel

Introduction

Role of a retailer

Role of a buying agent

Role of a factory

Role of a third party laboratory

Concluding remarks

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control
TEC055000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers