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2014-07-16

Shipping day - final inspection




This is a very hectic and important day for the factory and J.Lu-products. Everything must fall into place, otherwise a fast sullotion has to be done. And its even more tougher this time because the Ramadan is running. You get the feeling that everyone works under pressure and everyone is stressed, hungry and thirsty.

We start with an early meeting at the factory. We decide which articles should be checked through, how manny pieces of all styles in every size. We pick out in general 10 per cent of the gods. It depends on how big the order is of course. If you’re gonna make one of these check ups you can see how manny you have to check according to a list that you can find on this web site below.

www.intertek.com. 

So, what we will check is; measures, fitting, embroideries, symmetry, placement of prints. You also want to see the size, article number, color, name of style, because it has o match the care label and the items poly bags label. Likewise you check what kind of defects they had before. I mean, if they had problems with, for example the buttons, Let’s say they are too lose. Then you should check it more specific, just to be sure they’re not. 

You have to check that the number of garments match the entire order. In general there is a rule that you can ship 5% above or below the amount of what your client ordered, if nothing else has decided.




At the end, check the boxes, so it looks good. It’s really bad if they’re broken during the transport. Also check the letters on the boxes according to the content, to make sure they are packed as they should be. 

On this webpage you can find good information in general about quality inspections.

http://www.fangsi.se/web/quality.aspx

I didn’t tell you about the earlier stage in this ”inspection-line” there is of course more than one inspection of every style. You make inspections before production, during production  and the final inspection that you make after production (like in this stage, as i talked about now).

If you do have any questions, pls ask!
thanx //C



2014-07-01

The time savior

Hi there!
Today i’m gonna show you some good things to know f you want to produce clothes together with factories. You must be clear through the whole process, This is the most important thing. As soon as you have a slightest thought that"this seam or this placement of print" can be a problem, you make it even more clear! This will save you time, energy and money. Because if not even you, who designed the garment, think it’s  clear enough, what will the factories think? Sometimes people believe it’s embarrassing to ask questions. So even if you think, this will end up good, it can turn up the opposite way.
I have been working a lot with illustrator the end of last week and beginning of this week. It takes a bit time to learn. I was lucky that I have been practicing before. Drawings is absolutely the best way to communicate with! If you are a fast illustrator-drawer it will become easy for you to handle the communication with factories employes. And this will end up with less problems.
First we got to have a sort of system to deal with. I have been on production inspections manny times, I sort of have a clue on what’s important in a measurement list or not. I’m not gonna show you the whole list but, I try to make it simple so you know where i’m heading.


 As I said, it doesn’t end at “B5” but The list is long.. Ok, these are my measure and I’m going to produce a “cap sleeve tee”. If you want to, you can take a picture of a sweater which is similar to the look you want. And you put it as a sheet in illustrator, lock it, create new layers and use it as a template during your drawing. I am not going to explain how you will make the drawing in Illustrator but I can suggest you, who is interested of course, to watch youtube tutorials, write down if you find something useful and just be patient. 


This is my way to illustrate a garment for production. The arrows is showing you how to measure the garment. In witch direction, where to start and where to begin. The letter together with the number will show you the name of measure and length of measure.



 As you can see, every measure that you need is on this list for this garment. This is a very simple sheet, but it’s good to have something that puts everything together. 
Also you need to give information about your garment when it comes to: type of fabric, type of lining, color, trimmings, neck label, care label, hangtags, sticker on hang tag, packing instructions and what kind of samples you would like to receive and in witch size. 
Yeah! it’s a lot of things to deal with in this profession. You have to learn a bit of everything! And that is what I love about it!
This measurement list is made for this brand bohemeus. I have to say i’m glad and proud to work for this brand during this summer. Please visit their web page: http://www.bohemeus.com and also their Instagram as: bohemeus, and you will totally see what I mean! Enjoy folks!



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