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SEWABILITY INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT. An innovative system called Sewability Integrated Environment (SIE) can help apparel manufacturers to combat issues related to sewabiilty in apparel manufacturing as a step towards development of intelligent apparel manufacturing environments. It incorporates automated objective measurement systems that can enable automatic prediction of defects like seam pucker, sewing damage, etc. along with the optimum sewing conditions and required corrections during fabric finishing. SIE integrates three mechatronic systems. First one is the Sewability Prediction System to predict the potential material problems and simultaneous corrective actions that can be taken to prevent them. Second one is the Intelligent Sewing system that can automatically set the optimum sewing parameters for the machine.

6 Good Practices Of The Cutting Floor. 8 Ways To Minimize Fabric Losses. 8 Fabric Losses Of The Cutting Floor. Is Fashion Industry Sustainable? Importance of Fabric Utilization in a Garment Factory. ThreadSol • Stitch Diary. Business Articles of the Apparel Industry. Production Planning in the Apparel Industry. Production planning is a very important aspect of garment manufacturing.

Every production system needs a systematic approach for proper execution of the processes taking place in a garment factory. Production planning includes everything from scheduling each task to the delivery of the products. The precision of planning is a very important factor in deciding the productivity of a factory because the level of precision controls the of labor, assurances that appropriate supplies and equipment are available for each order and timely shipments. Material resource planning is very important part of the production planning process in the apparel industry. The basic roll of production planning and control is to reduce all the wastes by effectively coordinating with different departments of the factory. Summary: In order to fully utilize the fabric, proper attention should be given to marker ratios, cutting procedures and lay planning processes. How "Internet of Things" will innovate the apparel industry • Stitch Diary.

The Technology Behind Molded Cup Bra • Stitch Diary. What is Amazon effect? • Stitch Diary. The customer preferences to the way of shopping have drastically changed in the one last decade. Earlier the consumer had to go to the market to purchase something for himself or his family. Then came along the modern era of online retailers and e-commerce which changed the consumer journey. Today, man can find the exact items he’s looking for without having to look very hard and can purchase them and arrange to have them delivered with just a few clicks. Amazon We all know what Amazon is, and what it does. According to The Motley Fool, “Amazon’s North American sales increased 25.2% in 2016.

With e-commerce accounting for such a significant share of retail growth in the United States, Amazon’s biggest competitors, like Wal-Mart, are really feeling the hurt. Here’s a chart given below that explains how tremendously Amazon has acquired large shares of sales in North America in a short span of time compared to retail stores. The Amazon Effect Opportunities for Small and Medium enterprises 1. Common Problems & Solutions in The Apparel Manufacturing Process. There can be an infinite number of problems that are incurred in apparel manufacturing process. It won’t be an overstatement to say that there is not a single factory across the globe that functions without problems.

Another nature of problems is that they do not cease to exist. When one problem is sorted out, another one pops up almost immediately. The most common problems that can be found in the apparel manufacturing process are defects in the garment, issues with raw material availability, delay in production starting, long setup times, and high amount of lost time, high absenteeism, and frequent changes in production planning, insufficient and incorrect information, etc. With every delayed or defective shipment, as a supply chain partner, we should try to identify the issues that the supplier faces which prevented him from making the desired delivery.

Problem in essence is a negative word, but problems in the production process can work in our favor. State of Fashion Industry in 2017. 2016 has been extremely tough on the global fashion industry, but 2017 has come with a potential of accelerated growth. This $2.4 trillion industry is one the rare economic success stories of the past sluggish decade. During this period also, the fashion industry grew at 5.5% rate annually as per the McKinsey Global Fashion Index.

In 2016, multiple global incidents like Brexit, terrorism, volatility of Chinese stocks, etc. created a lot of turbulence within the industry. This with the alongside growth in consumer’s power by the advent of the latest technologies has further pushed the envelope. McKinsey’s Sate of Fashion Report has highlighted that not only the external shock waves, but the companies’ inward focused changes to shorten their fashion cycle has across the world has made 2016 such a tough year for the industry. 2016 witnessed sales growth of only 2-3%, profit stagnation, uncertainty due to Brexit and US elections, all leading to a sluggish overall growth. CSR IN APPAREL SUPPLY CHAINS. ZERO WASTE FASHION INDUSTRY. Apparel Manufacturing Concepts with Fresh Updates – Stitchdiary. About the Blog Stitch Diary is a platform to learn and share knowledge about the apparel industry. The author, Mausmi Ambastha, has 13 years of experience in the industry through which she wants to educate about the various concepts.

The blog was launched with an initiative to serve the textile and apparel industry with important facts, ideas, innovations, news and effective solutions. Mausmi also has a Stitch Diary vlog channel to make the learning easier through the interactive videos. The Team Author Mausmi Ambastha COO & Co-founder at Threadsol Pvt.

Mausmi is an established expert in the garment industry with over 13 years of experience. Contributing Editors Mahima Bhatnagar Head of Content Mahima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Technology with specialization in Apparel Production from NIFT, Bangalore. Shivam Kharwal Marketing Executive Shivam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Technology with specialization in Apparel Production from NIFT. Check out his Linkedin profile Neetika Aggarwal. Apparel Manufacturing Guide and Articles at Online Blog. Garment Industry Updates for Fresh Arrivals.