Quality management is the integration of all functions and processes within an organization in order to achieve the continuous or continual improvement of the quality of goods and services for the customer satisfaction. In apparel manufacturing industry, testing and approvals at different stages are an important process to produce the suitable product for the end customer and to avoid accumulated monetary loss due to problem finding at the final stages.
There are various tests performed on a garment to ensure the fastness in different conditions. These could be color fastness, performance, water resistance tests, strength and stretch tests which are mainly carried out by 4 major tests on the garment. They are Fincage, Spirality, Print fastness and overall correction of the appearance.
Spirality percentage depends on fabric torque and garment structure. Fabric Spirality tester is a equipment for dimensional distortion in circular plain knitted fabrics. This In House Test Method describes the method of test in order to determine the spirality test method which occurs in a material resulting from laundering procedures.
Print fastness is a term used in the textile industry to describe the resistance of a fabric against colour fading. The ability of a fabric or other substances to keep the same color without fading or running even if washed, placed in harsh light, exposed to perspiration, or treated with certain chemicals.