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TEXTILES AND GARMENTS

HT Corps trained auditors assess the quality facilities, procedures and systems providing an independent assessment of the factory’s quality systems and an independent view of the facility’s precision in producing consistent quality textile, apparel and other wear products.

HT Corps also offers a comprehensive inspection program based upon statistical analysis of finished goods (sampling according to ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, ISO 2859, BS 6001). To ensure conformance with pre-approved samples, our inspectors randomly select finished goods, compare these with established criteria, and report their findings based upon predetermined Acceptance Quality Level (AQL).

HT Corps offers the following audit solutions for textiles and more:

Enhance Supply Chain Visibility and Manage Risk

→ Collection and cleansing of supplier information
→ Completion of business profiles
→ Risk-based analysis and reporting
→ Verification services

Mill Qualification Program (MQP) - A New Operating Environment for Sustainable Textiles Suppliers

→ Garment quality starts with fabric quality - the further down the supply chain you start the better
→ Controls fabric quality, environment issues and social attributes
→ Offers 4 Separate modules:

  • Quality (Quality systems)
  • Testing (Laboratory)
  • Environmental (TGI)
  • Social (WCA)

Think Green Initiative (TGI) - A Sustainable Approach to Greening the Value Chain

→ Enables manufacturers to complete the trilogy: Think Green, Act Green and Be Green
→ Allows factories to simultaneously demonstrate environmental performance and improve bottom line

Supplier Qualification Program (SQP) - Manufacture with Confidence

→ Provides factories with improved controls and processes for managing product quality and safety
→ Incorporates elements of GMP, BRC, FMEA and ISO principles, supported by product-specific modules for soft lines, toys, footwear, furniture and hard line
→ Aligns with the general requirements of US and European retailers

Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) - Measured Results: Improved Performance

→ Evaluates factory workplace conditions and puts working hours into perspective by benchmarking against sector, country and global averages
→ Enables you to demonstrate your performance on real issue - Good Workplaces = Happy People
→ Teaches new approaches for assessing, benchmarking and communicating workplace performance in order to measure the positive progress made and identify areas for continuous improvement
→ Measures how you perform against global, country and industry-specific benchmarks

Technical Audit Categories/Sections for Apparel

→ Factory Warehouse (Incoming Goods Storage)
→ Trims & accessories area
→ Fabric Inspection
→ CAD
→ Cutting
→ Pre-Production
→ Fusing
→ Sewing
→ Finishing
→ Final Inspection
→ Quality Control
→ Packing/ Finished Goods

Technical Audit Criteria for Garments

Factory Warehouse

→ Product identification, FIFO-LIFO, storage items tracking system and inventory
→ Mold prevention system, relative humidity %, and controlling system
→ Trims, accessories and fabrics storage using pallet or rack
→ 5S implementation effort

Trims and Accessories Inspection

→ Approved trim card for every running style
→ Inspection procedure and lighting
→ Rejected items isolation and keeping an isolated area
→ Third party or supplier internal test report of all Trims and Accessories.
→ Complain against the failed product to the supplier and replace, show documents.

Fabrics Inspection and Procedures

→ Fabrics inspection system, procedure, and Report (Follow 4 point or 10-point system)
→ Shrinkage test accuracy
→ Lightbox for shade evaluation
→ Color evaluation, shade grading as per customer requirement

CAD

→ Pattern Library and E-pattern library
→ Marker calibration, verification (pattern or dies, bundles, direction) and Report
→ Making separate pattern as per shrinkage variation

Cutting

→ Grainline/notch indication, cut mold, stripe & check matching indication
→ Pattern measurement for verification
→ The process sequence of fabric cutting
→ Fabric relaxation procedure and report documentation
→ Spreading quality control- Table marking –Ends-Leaning-Tension-Narrow Goods-Remnants-Counts-Ply High-Marker placing-Fabric Flaws
→ Cutting quality control- Miss cut –Rugged Cutting –Notches-Matching Plies and pattern check
→ Bundling and numbering separation, its accuracy and proper report to sewing
→ Cut panel inspection
→ Preventive Maintenance system and report
→ 5S implementation effort
→ Using all types of personal protective equipment. Cutting safety materials: Hand gloves, musk,

Sampling and Pre-production

→ Pre-Production meeting for very style and keeping the document
→ Sampling and pattern correction before bulk start

Sewing

→ Proper sewing allowance vs. machines and making before wash measurement spec
→ Needle Control Policy; Sharps tools and Staples control
→ Preventive Maintenance system and report
→ Roaming QC Audit system
→ Overclock machine fabric trimming check, keep guide for maintaining proper seam allowance
→ Approved trim card and approved sample for each running style
→ In-process quality checkpoint, defects type record, and alteration
→ Mockup (with written instruction) or JQS (job quality standard) for every sewing operation
→ Checking garments for construction, seam quality, and overall garments appearance.
→ Garments measurement and construction checking comparing with approved sample and customer provided spec
→ Seam puckering, SPI, stitch tension, needle mark and all others stitching quality
→ Approved lighting condition in all QC checkpoint, the customer required lux and checking report
→ 5S implementation effort

Fusing

→ Interlining bonding strength, temperature, time and pressure

Finishing

→ Pull test of snap and shank button and pull tester machine calibration
→ Quality inspection system and report
→ Metal and needle detection in place and effectiveness
→ Garments measurement procedure as per customer requirement
→ Preventive Maintenance system and report
→ Excessive WIP, dumping garments in finishing workplace
→ Approved lighting condition in all QC checkpoint, the customer required lux and checking report
→ Pressing system. (Temperature, steam, Iron shoe, and head)
→ Show the approved sample or customer provided data for attaching finishing sticker and folding.
→ Garments AQL Audit
→ 5S implementation effort

Carton Warehouse

→ Carton keeping systems
→ Mold prevention system, relative humidity %, and controlling systems
→ Packing, inventory and delivery/shipment systems
→ Moisture percentage checking in garmentss
→ Carton weight report, scan and pack systems

Final Quality Audit Room

→ Location of Audit room, separated from the production area or not
→ Available necessary for final Audit; approved sample, trim card, inspection table.
→ The customer required a light source

Documentation to Show During Technical Audit

→ Complete own Quality control manual of a factory
→ Quality inspectors training and evaluation exam
→ Quality management system and their activities
→ All section SOP separately as following
  • Trims and Accessories inspection procedure
  • Fabrics preparatory procedure
  • Cutting Quality control SOP
  • Sewing quality control SOP
  • Finishing quality control SOP

→ Analysis with section quality result and setting target
→ Factory performance report from customer end
→ Factory layout, evacuation, management, and quality organogram
→ All machine calibration report attaching with the machine by the supplier, 3rd party or own calibration system
→ Quality analysis and control report
→ ISO, ASQ or any other international certificate
→ Quality tools calibration report. E.g.: Measurement tape

Audit CAP and Follow up Improvement in Garments

End of an audit, auditing party make a report with their comments where requirement does not meet as per standard or customer requirement. Audit result by the scoring system by marks (Performance rate) or classify Good, alert and risk. The supplier takes corrective action as per 3rd party auditor or customer recommendation for their customer requirement.

CAP Report Includes
  • Audit observation/findings
  • Auditor recommendation/Comments
  • The corrective action plan of supplier
  • Estimated completion date
  • Progress status
  • Follow up improvement

Follow up Improvement of Audit

As per the audit checklist report by an auditor, a supplier has to fill up customer requirement by a certain time. Customer follows up the improvement of CAP in every week or month. If the number of CAP decrease after every month, supplier improving towards customer requirement. Anytime or after certain period buyer audit again.

We are continually seeking accreditation under new and emerging industry standards across industries and around the globe.