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What is Lycra?
LYCRA® is the brand name and trademark of one of the elastane fiber. Lycra brand spandex fiber is produced by Invista (Koch Industries). Lycra fiber is lightweight, nearly invisible synthetic fiber. Lycra product is the best among elastane fiber quality til...
What is Lycra. Elastane fabric, Use of Lycra fabric in apparel products.
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Earned Hours Calculation Method
In a production house, operators attend the full shift hours for work. But while you look at their production output in hours that might not be the same as the attended work hours. The formula for calculating earned hours: Earned hours = (Number of pieces p...
Learn the method for calculating standard hours, SAH and calculating employees standard earning.
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Trim Cards and Its Application in the Garment Industry
A trim card is used to show approved trims by attaching all garment trims and accessories on the trim card. In the production floor, supervisors used to follow the trim card as a guide for identifying the right trims. The trim card is made of white paper wh...
Trim card, use of the trim card in garment production, trims approval. Learn how to prepare the trim card.
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What is Lay in Apparel Cutting Room?
Lay: In bulk cutting, a number of fabric plies are laid on the cutting table. The whole number of fabric plies that is spread on the table and cut at a time is called as lay . A 'lay' is also called as 'cut'. A unique number is given to each lay.  A lay can...
Lay, a cutting room term, and other term related like lay slip, lay number, lay height and lay length are explained in this post.
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Difference Between Baby Overlock and Normal Overlock Stitches
'Baby Over Lock' is not a very common stitch name. I have heard this term few years ago when I was working in a garment export house. I used to recognize this stitch by its design. That time I did not think of comparing 'Baby Overlock' stitch with 'Normal O...
Difference Between Baby Overlock and Normal Overlock Stitches
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50 Short Questions for Merchandisers: Test Yourself where do You Stand
In last few days I have received mails from some of the OCS readers, who asked me for questions for merchandising interview preparation. This post is just to guide them what kind of questions probably they would be asked by interviewers. And to provide them...
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Download Juki Sewing Machine Catalog
A machine catalog provides detailed information about machine and its specifications. If you are using Juki machines, or if you like to learn about a machine and its specification, you should read the machine catalog. Add caption You can download general ma...
Download the JUKI General Apparel Catalog (PDF) from Juki website. Learn the most about the sewing machines.
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Efficiency Formula: Calculate Operator Efficiency and Line Efficiency
The efficiency formula is used for measuring batch production efficiency and workers' production efficiency. The efficiency is the work output from an operation, devided by work input from the same operation, and expressed as a percentage. The general formu...
Efficiency calculation formula is shown and explained with an example in this article.
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List of Garment Export Houses in Gurgaon (with Address)
A list of garment export houses and garment manufacturers located in Gurgaon. Gurgaon is one of the largest garment manufacturing clusters in Delhi and NCR, India. Hundreds of garment export houses and garment manufacturers are located in Gurgaon. Some of t...
Top garment manufacturers in Gurgaon, India. Name of the garment export house, their factory address are listed in this post.
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How to Maintain Fabric, Trim and Accessory Record in an Excel Sheet?
Fabrics, trims and accessories are raw materials for a garment manufacturing business. In a garment factory the fabric and trim store is responsible maintaining inventory record. In this post I have shared one simple excel format for your reference. I have ...
Learn the method of inventory control in a garment factory. Download sample Excel template and learn how to prepare your own excel template for maintaining fabric, trims and accessory record.
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Reduce Sample Development Cost and Sample Lead Time by 3D Avatars
Its time to shift to 3D virtual garment technology to minimize the sample development cost and to reduce the sample lead time. The technology is called as 3D virtual prototyping of clothing products. Image source: Tukatech via Youtube One of the biggest cha...
Virtual prototyping of clothing products can reduce sample development cost as well as development lead time in the apparel supply chain.
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Visual Merchandising in Fashion Retailing – an Introduction
This is a guest contribution from  Rakibul Hassan Image courtesy: optimistic-voices.blogspot.com In today’s fashion retailing business, Visual Merchandising plays an important role to bring shoppers inside the store and make them a purchase clothes. In this...
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Prasanta Sarkar is the editor and founder of Online Clothing Study. He is a textile engineer and post graduate in fashion technology. He has authored few books in garment manufacturing technology field. Follow him on twitter @prasantasarkar or Google+
Education
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology
    Apparel Technology, 2004 - 2006
  • College of Textile Technology (University of Calcutta)
    Textile Technology, 2000 - 2004
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Consultant (Apparel Production), Apparel Manufacturing Technologist, Textile Engineer
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  • Online Clothing Study
    Founder, 2011 - present
    Author of 'Industrial Engineering Guide to Job Interview Preparation'
  • CGS Inc.
    Operations Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Rajesh Bheda Consulting
    Consultant (Apparel Production), Apparel Manufacturing Technologist, Textile Engineer, 2008 - 2011
  • Sahana Creations
    Asst Manager (PPC), 2006 - 2008
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Gurgaon
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Baragram, Dakshindinajpur, WB - Delhi - Kolkata - Bangalore
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Garment Maker's Key Performance Indicators: Why to measure & how...
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An eBook on measuring KPIs of the garment manufacturing factory. Calculation method of different KPIs are explained in the book.

Hourly Production Report - the Basic Tool to Control Daily Production
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Importance of capturing and analyzing production on hourly intervals. Various formats of hourly production reports.

Importance of Feedback on Samples at Development Stage
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Know about the various reasons for developing garment sample by incorporating feedbacks from internal team.

A Visual Guide for Different Types of Sewing Needles
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Different types of sewing needles and their usage in the sewn industry.

How to Maintain Feeding Record in Garment Production
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Formats for maintaining feeding record to the production line.

Difference between Knits Garment and Woven Garment
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Differenec between Knits garments and woven garments

Why to Measure Non-Productive Time?
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It is important to measure every minutes of lost time. Read to learn the reason why you should measure it.

Garment Pattern Making Software for Your Clothing Business
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List of garment pattern making, marker making and pattern grading software

Garment Industry and Blogging
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What is blogging and benefits of blogging for business.

How to Calculate Needle Down Time in Garment Shop Floor
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Measuring needle down time by time study and work sampling method.

7 Must Read Books for Industrial Engineers (Beginners and Experts)
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Books for your reading to improve knowledge on industrial engineering.

What is Lab Dip?
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Lab dip meaning in fabric development in the apparel sourcing.

What is Strike-off?
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The meaning of strike-off in apparel sourcing.

What is Knit down?
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The meaning of knit down in apparel sourcing.

How to Convert Fabric Price from per Yard to per Kg?
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Fabric conversion from Yd to Kg and its price from Yd to Kg

Kaizen and Its Importance in Our Lives
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Need of Kaizen in workplace as well as in our personal life.

How Plastic Buttons are Made?
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Plastic button manufacturing process explained.

3D Printing and the Future of the Apparel Market
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Originally running in WhichPLM's Annual Review 2014, in this article Kilara Le looks at the rise of 3D printing, and its implications for in