1st Edition

Quality Characterisation of Apparel



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ISBN 9788190800136
Published February 10, 2010 by CRC Press
200 Pages

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Book 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

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