Workshop on ‘Fabric and Garment Testing’ by Industry Expert at ATDC Gurgaon
Gurgaon, 20th May 2016, Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector organized a workshop on ‘Fabric and Garment Testing’ at its Gurgaon campus. Mr. Amit Saluja, Senior Laboratory Manager, TUV Rheinland was the Industry Expert who conducted this workshop. More than 50 students attended the workshop. The main aim of this workshop was to upgrade the knowledge base of students in fabric and garment testing. This would propel a swift growth in their career by providing them a hand on training in fibre analysis, physical properties, chemical properties, fabric strength, colour fastness, and to enrich the skill levels of Industry Personnel.
The significance of this test is to check the compliance of the regulatory requirements and safety standards of the concerned country, check whether the approved fabric used in production is appropriate or not. This would help in avoiding return and recalls, and most importantly ensure brand protection.
Speaking on this occasion Ms. Manju Singh Principal, ATDC Centre Gurgaon said “I believe that the fabric and garment testing demonstration provides an insight into the quality requirement for target consumer. Such workshops are means to convey the significance of fabric testing by putting up a practical illustration of the standard fibre and fabric that are essential in Product Development”
There are basically 3 stages of testing. The first stage is to check the Raw Material – Fibre and yarn testing; second stage is Fabric Testing – before finalizing the product, properties such as physical properties, colour properties, chemical properties etc should be checked and third and final stage is Regulatory testing – to check final product should not carry any banned chemicals and it should meet the safety standards.
Mr. Amit Saluja, Senior Laboratory Manager, TUV Rheinland said “ Textile testing is an important key in every stage of textile field for analysis of a material or product to assess its performance & to confirm the compliance on regulatory norms”.
TUV Rheinland offers neutral and independent support and fundamental specialist knowledge in detecting and evaluating harmful materials and hazardous substances, performance and safety in all kinds of textile products.
“Having witnessed the workshop, I feel that I have learned a lot of things that I couldn’t have possibly known by theoretical reading. All the information dawned upon me in a nut shell, be it fabric or related testing at each stage. Being a trainee, from my perspective the Workshop was really helpful in understanding of what all we studied till now. It will also help me in future as Testing Knowledge is beneficial in garment development process” said Student ATDC