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A complete product of a knitwear garment has to go through a lot of processes to make a successful production. Nowadays, there is various kind of advanced technological equipment where it does not require any kind of sewing-up.
On the other hand, everything is done by the machine where the traditional process requires a huge number of skilled labor for production. The advanced technology makes the whole process much easier.
In order to complete a whole production, a knitted garment has to make sure of the simple knitting design to the finishing and packing. And this writing will help to understand the entire knitted manufacturing process. So keep reading!
The production process of knitted garment manufacturing:
Firstly, the garment manager needs to get a production order from an individual merchandiser. And then the manager informs the production officer about the consumer’s choices and requirements.
Afterwards, the production officer informs the technician who is in charge. An in-charge generally knows about the machine if it is running in any productions. Thus the whole process is so lengthy and so much hard work involved with it for production.
So, below are some points mentioned briefly that will make you understand this topic in a much easier way:
• Order confirmation
• Sample fabric
• Analyzing the design
• Pattern grading
• Spreading process
• Cutting process
• Sorting out the fabrics
• Stitching and Sewing up
• Final wash and check.
• Packing and Delivery
• Order confirmation:
The first process in knitted garments is taking the order. Then confirming the color, design, and so on. This is also a product development window where it assists with pricing, sampling, and information collecting.
• Sample fabric:
In the process of manufacturing, it is so important to get a sample of the ordered fabric. It will help the manufacturer for a better understanding of what their consumer choice and what they want.
• Analyze the design or pattern:
Selecting the design and pattern is another complex step. Patterning is the specific design of different parts which is typically drawn in the hard paper and cut according to the shapes. The designer also can draw the pattern manually using the pencil, scale, and paper. And on the basis of this design, the whole production will produce. So making the designs and analyzing the pattern is the topmost important step.
• Pattern or design grading:
Pattern making and grading is an essential part of this process because there are different kinds of pattern and size, such as XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. For different types of size, it requires different kinds of patterns. There are also the grading rules to make different sizes pattern. And grading the pattern is so hard if it is done manually. But it can be done so fast and easily too by using some CAD software.
• Marker Making:
This is such a way that produces the maximum possible garments with the minimum fabrics possible. In this process, all the pattern is arranged to cut in the cutting table. It makes sure that the pattern cut appropriately so that the wastage of the production reduced.
• Spreading process:
After marker making, the next process is spreading the garments. In this process, the fabric is spread in the table and cutting it as per its length and width. Five to six inches is the maximum height of the stack.
• Cutting in shapes:
This is an essential step in this process. In this step, the spread fabrics are pinned perfectly with the table and marker paper to avoid the displacement of the fabrics.
Different parts of the garments are cut differently with the cutting machine. Cutting the fabrics can be done very fast and easily by using the Computerized Technique than the manual process.
• Sorting out the fabrics:
After done with the cutting process, the next step is sorting out and bundling cut the fabric. The part of the garments sorts out the various pieces according to its colors and sizes so the next step can be done properly and systematically.
• Printing process:
Sometimes the manufacturing requires to do the printing process. Usually, this process is done before the sewing process so that the printing can be done properly and easily.
• Assembling the fabrics for Sewing up:
Assembling the whole thing is very important in the process of the garment. Because after the assembling process it will go for the sewing section. And anything wrong happens in the assembling part then it will be a major mistake for the whole process. In the sewing section, there are various kinds of sewing machines for different sizes and pieces.
• Final wash and checking the quality:
After done with all this process, the production will go for a final wash. After that, there are some quality checks, and the quality assurance team will check the quality. They will check the sewing error, measurement faulty, fabric error, print defects, size issues, etc.
If it is possible, then they will try to send them in the rectifying department of the garments to rectify that error. If it’s not possible, then they will reject that one.
• Ironing and final check:
In this section, the garments go for the ironing as per the merchandiser’s requirements. And then the Quality assurance team will go for a final check again before going it for the packaging and delivery.
• Packing and delivery:
After doing the iron and final check, the garments go for the packaging section. In this section, the garments will be packed in some poly bags and finally in the big cartoon with the labels and price tags. Then the whole production is ready for the delivery to its buyers.
The process of the knitted garment manufacturing is not an easy task. It involves a lot of hard works and various types of technological machines. From the above writing, we have seen that the process of knitting garment from the bottom to top.
Nowadays, the process gets much more comfortable with the help of technological devices. Thus, it helps to increase the production in the possible less and ensures the reduction of the wastages of fabrics. And hopefully, you have enjoyed the short brief discussion about the knitted garments manufacturing.