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Soft-lines pre-shipment inspection:

What to check for in soft lines pre-shipment inspections?

  • Special requirements & on-site testing
  • Measurements
  • Customer's specs
  • Stain, mould, odor and insects
  • Foreign objects like broken pins, human hairs
  • Fabric defects checking
  • Thread ends
  • Color differences and shifting
  • Stitches
  • Rub test
  • Packaging, labels and markings
 soft-lines pre-shipment inspection

Please find below for an example of a on-site checkpoints for soft lines products:

Check the Care label content and symbols-1pc for each size each reference,
the content match with the client’s requirement and fabric composition.
Needle Damage check - Pull the seams by hand in toughly force and check if there is any needle hole caused by the sewing machine - perform this test on all the seams -double check and take a picture especially for ”waistband, leg hem, pocket seam, front and back rise...”
-If needle damage holes were found, then the sample size increase to S4 record how many pcs with needle damage were found from the sample size S
Check how the garments are folded and show finished folded dimensions of the garments--Check once only
Washing test using soap, no color fading
Perform metal detecting test
Zipper test - pull through the rivets/zipper/ Velcro and snap it should be resistant-The zip should lock when it closed - The zip should not open from the middle - the stress should be focus on the bartack-20 pcs
Symmetric check - check if the right/left leg, sleeves, pocket design are symmetric - check if the garment twist and measure the difference if found
Check percentage statements for each kind of fiber in a garment.
Hanger check if there is a hanger on the item-The hanger should be same as the approved sample and should not be damaged or distorted in any way.
Check the net weight for sweater garments (unit: lbs per dozen). Check 3 pieces per size.
Fitting on a model or a doll, If no mannequin available ask someone to wear his (her) size and insert picture of front, back and side-Should fit perfectly to the model and have the same effect than client pictures.
Feeling by hand to check if the fabric with humidity.
Perform a check the smell of fabric/garment is BAD?

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