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The inspection is done to control the quality is means by examining the product. To examine the fabric, button, sewing, thread, zipper, garments measurement and so on according to specification or desired standard is called inspection. Quality assurance covers all the processes within a factory that contributes to the production of quality garment products and is conducted right from where housing, manufacturing, finishing and packing process until shipment is released. The final inspection is carved out by buyer representative or independent auditors free from any pressure from vendor or factory representative.

The final inspection is to visually inspect articles at random from fully or 80-90% packed purchase order to verify their general conformity and appearance with instruction/ description and/or reference tagged sample received from the buyer. The result is documented and recorded as a reference but still, vendor/manufacturer is always responsible for claims if any arising due to any defective goods found packed and inspected at buyers warehouse. .

Types of Inspections

A local database of inspectors Pre-Production Inspection: This is done before production starts. It is done to crosscheck for final verification of Bulk fabric and trims materials, styling cutting way, manufacturing details and workmanship of the garment or pre-production sample as per the customer requirement.

1st inline production inspection: This inspection is done at the start of production when first production output of particular style of garments is inspected; to distinguish possible discrepancies or variation and to do necessary corrections to be made bulk production. This type of inspection is done at a preliminary stage of manufacturing of a style covering mainly style detail, general appearance, workmanship, measurements, fabric quality, Trims and components, Lot color, printing, embellishments and washing quality.

2nd line Production Inspection: This inspection is done during production to ensure initial discrepancies have been corrected and rectified. This inspection is a follow-up of the 1 st inline production inspection and is generally carried out after 1st line inspection when discrepancies have been detected at that time.

Final Random Inspection: This inspection is carried out when the production of the total quantity of an order or partial delivery is completed. A sample lot will be selected from the order and a percentage of the garments will be inspected, this percentage usually being stipulated by the buyer. The AQL sampling inspection system as specified by the buyer.

Garment Defects Classification

Once the samples are selected, each article is to be individually inspected. Defects detected during an inspection are buyer specific so therefore vary from one buyer to another. Defects are classified into the following categories:

Critical Defect: A serious defect that can cause harm or injury to the user and/or result in a hazardous condition.
Major defects: A defect that falls to meet the mandatory regulations directly affecting the usability, saleability, safety and value of the merchandise or as specified by customer buyer are considered as major defects and are generally not repairable for example fabric hole, shading among the panel, wrong measurement, foreign yarn, dye patches etc. The measurement tolerates level may vary from customer to customer.
Minor Defects: A defect that does not adversely affect the usability of the product but does consists of a deviation from the original sample, and may affect the sale of the product. Some of these defects are due to workmanship and some can be repairable but still can deteriorate the serviceability of the merchandise for example stain, skip stitch, wavy bottom hem etc.

Our Accreditation

CDG is one of very few inspection agencies in India which are accredited (ISO 17020 accredited by ILAC channel) for ‘garment inspection’.