The role of quality assurance is to ensure that once a specification has been agreed, every product and every production run meets that standard.
The Fundamentals of Quality Assurance in the Textile Industry describes how quality professionals in the apparel industry coordinating with overseas factories can ensure excellence. The author explains what tools are required and how to manage products from style conception to finished production and the methods used to track and evaluate samples and production at each stage of the critical path. This book reinforces the concept that quality assurance must become an integral part of the business and details crucial procedures that have been adopted internationally.
Table of Contents
1 Who is Responsible for Quality?
2 Risk Analysis
3 Fundamentals for Effective Control of the Supply Chain
4 Writing Procedures for the Supply Chain
5 Garment Specifications
6 Fit and Fit Sessions
7 Fabric Specification and Performance
8 Fabric Testing
9 Supplier Manual
10 Product Development:
11 Managing the Critical Path
12 Sample Reports and Approval
13 Assessing and Working with Factories
14 Inspection of Merchandise
15 More Preventative Action
Stanley Braham's early career was spent in clothing manufacturing, working mainly in the design sector. After completing the City and Guilds course in men's tailoring, he progressed to working as a pattern cutter/designer specializing in clothing technology and pattern construction. As manufacturing declined in the UK, he moved to the retail sector working for a variety of companies in the field of garment technology and quality assurance. He worked closely with buyers and suppliers to improve the quality of the products, establishing brand loyalty with our customers. As products were increasingly sourced offshore, his role became pivotal in ensuring that the supply chain worked effectively. His responsibilities included creating detailed specifications covering all aspects of the products and approval of final samples before the start of production. This was done within a time scale to ensure the shipment was delivered to the customer on the agreed date. He visited and worked with factories in most of the major off shore textile producing areas.