Mostly Used Terms and Definition of Apparel Sector

Apparel Terminology | Apparel Production Terms

Garment Industry Terminology:
This article will be very useful specially for those who are totally new in garment manufacturing sector. It also helpful in textile and garments related job interview, because so many apparel related terms and definitions have explained in this article.
Terms and Definition of Apparel Sector
Terms and Definition of Apparel Sector 
Different Terms and Abbreviations Used in Apparel Industry:
Important terms used in apparel manufacturing industry have pointed out in the following:
  1. Sweep,
  2. Crotch or crutch,
  3. Dart,
  4. Drape,
  5. Durable press,
  6. Facing,
  7. Drop loop,
  8. Hood width,
  9. Gore,
  10. Hood height.
All the above terms and definitions have explained in the below:

1. Sweep:
It is a measurement which straight across from edge to edge.

2. Crotch or crutch:
The place or area along which the inside two legs joins together.

3. Dart:
Art is used for tightness of apparel. It is made by stitching the fabric by sewing. It is also used for removing wedge from the apparel surface.

4. Drape:
The state or quality of how a hung end of a cloth comes of when such cloth is hung from either end. 

5. Durable press:
It is a particular type of finishing treatment by which it is possible to provide specific shape size and crease to the cloth or apparel. By virtue of the pleat etc. could be made permanent and the apparel does not loose the above noted quality through use and wash of the apparel.

6. Facing:
Lining or trim used to protect fabric edges in apparel i.e. cuff, collar, plackets is known as facing.

7. Drop loop:
It is a technique of placing belt loop in a little below from the upper end of the waistband of the trouser (normally 1-2 cm). drop loop stops the possibility of belt moving above the waist band.

8. Hood width:
With front edge even, measure across the middle of hood from front to back.

9. Gore:
It is a triangular piece of fabric in toe or heel of half hose or socks knitted by in place by automatic half hose machine.

10. Hood height:
With hood folded in half and front edges together, measure from neck seam at high point of shoulder up to top seam or fold.

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