Creative Textile Mill (Pvt) Ltd prides itself on being the premium apparel manufactures and suppliers in the Sri Lankan textile industry with its state-of-the-art factory set-up and designing facilities to manufacture the finest quality garments for wholesale and export purposes. The garments manufactured at Creative Textile Mill are abreast with the current fashion trends and international standards and they continue to be the forerunner in the apparel and textile industry in Sri Lanka. Here’s a step-by-step guide on the process of garment manufacturing by the leading apparel manufacturers:
1- Design and Sketch
The first step in the process, designing the sketch for the garments will be done by the designer who will have numerous rough sketches which will be evaluated by a board of designers. A few of the sketches will be selected and rendered in detail in the form of a collection or separately.
2- Pattern Design
A pattern design is a hard paper copy of every single section and dimension of the garment. The pattern also includes trimming and seam allowance, pleats and other such particular design component. This process can either be done manually or with the help of a computer.
3- Sample Making
The initial patterns are then sent to the sewing division for assembling. The sample garment is generally stitched on muslin or calico to help reduce costs. The sample is stitched to analyze the pattern fit and design by another panel of designers, sewing experts and pattern makers.
4- Production Pattern
The pattern design is then taken for creating the production patterns which is used for mass production of garments.
The purpose of this step is to produce patterns in varying standard sizes. Grading is actually scaling a pattern completely to adjust it for multiple sizes. This is how we get garments in S, M, L, XL and XXL sizing.
6- Marker Making
The pattern pieces of all sizes are then assembled on paper in a way that the maximum number of garments can be manufactured with minimum fabric wastage. Marker making is very useful to estimate fabric expenditure calculations.
This is where the fabrics are arranged on a spreading table as per the instruction of the marker.
8- Fabric Cutting
On the spread out fabric, the marker paper is placed carefully and pinned down. Usually a straight knife cutting machine is used to cut out the garment to the exact dimension of each pattern.
9- Sorting and Bundling
After the fabrics have been cut out, the garments are then sorted out according to size and color.
10- Sewing and Assembling
The most important section of the garment manufacturing process, this section has sewing machines arranged and numbered according to the style and the quantity of the garments that need to be produced.
The sewn garments are then passed out to an inspection point where the garments are meticulously checked for fabric, measurement or sewing defects. If the garment has any shortcomings, it is either sent for correction or rejected as wastage.
12- Pressing and Finishing
Each garment is then pressed carefully to remove creases and improve smoothness. Next, the garments are folded for packing according to the required measurements.
13- Final Inspection
The manufactured garments are checked again to detect any substandard garments before the final packaging.
The garments are then poly-packed according to color, size, etc and then bundled into cartons.
The boxes of manufactured garments are delivered to the dispatch department from where the boxes are delivered for shipment.