|SECTION III: |
|QUALITY STANDARDS FOR TEXTILE USAGE |
|This section recognizes and identifies the standards for quality in textile |
usage that give a garment a professional, finished look. These standards
address how a fabric functions and appears in a finished garment. They do
not address quality standards for individual textile fibers (cotton, silk, linen,
polyester, etc.), fabric structures (woven, knit, non-woven, etc.), or finishes
(even coloration, aligned print, etc.). Appropriate selection, handling and
usage of fabric during all the stages of a garment's construction should
produce a quality professional garment.
|SELECTION OF FABRIC |
| 1. The fabric is compatible with the intended design and use. It has been |
examined for appropriate fiber content, hand, weight, texture, drape,
transparency, weave and shape retention.
| 2. The supporting fabrics (underlining, interlining, interfacing, lining, |
stay tape and trims) are compatible with the intended design and care
of the garment.
| 3. Woven fabric has lengthwise and crosswise threads at right angles. |
| 4. Knit fabric ribs are parallel to the edges and at right angles to the |
horizontal rows on the wrong side of the fabric.
| 5. The fabric has been checked for flaws (unwanted dubs, printing |
errors, permanent wrinkles, snags, runs and fading). Any existing
flaws are assessed and worked out of the design.
| 1. The fabric and all supporting fabrics have been appropriately |
preshrunk, hand washed, machine washed and dried, steamed or dry
| 2. The fabric grain has been straightened, if necessary. |
| 3. The garment is cut on the appropriate grain (or yarn direction), so that |
it hangs as the garment was designed.
| 4. Plaids, stripes and printed designs on the fabric match, in so far as |
possible, resulting from correct placement of the pattern pieces.
| 5. The garment is cut with consistent nap, unless designed otherwise.
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