History of Fashion Manufacturing
We are a leading fashion manufacturing company in Bangladesh and in the world. We are directly involved in the production of clothing. A manufacturer is a person or a registered company that makes finished products from raw materials in a bid to make a profit. The goods are later distributed to wholesalers and retailers who then sell to customers. Manufacturers are the most important parts of the garments Industry. Without a manufacturer, the industry can never produce good products or clothes. A long time ago a manufacturer was a single skilled man who used to produce single products or goods in the best way. Each manufacturer kept the secrets of the production and transferred the knowledge only to apprentices. Industrial Revolution was the introduction of new technologies that enabled the mechanization of production, which increased the volume of the goods produced. At the beginning of the 20th century, manufacturers were turning to mass production to make goods. In this era manufacturing is an essential part of a prosperous economy. Manufacturers are associated with mass production. Technological advancements help the manufacturer to produce good production, as well as improve overall efficiency and productivity.
Fashion manufacturing has so many steps:
Receiving Cotton: Receiving cotton is the first part of the garments manufacturing team.
Converting Cotton into Fabrics: After receiving cotton, our fashion manufacturing team sends it to another section, where the team converts the cotton into fabrics using labor and machinery.
Receiving Fabrics: Receiving fabrics from another section, the team starts its main process of making cloth, but first, the team checks its quality and quantity for making the best clothing.
Fabric Relaxing: This process helps the fabric to relax for a certain period before the next process starts
Spreading, form lay-out and cutting: After the relaxing process is done the fabrics are transferred to the spreading, cutting and form layout section where the team spread the fabrics, form the layout and cut the fabrics according to the layout to make the perfect size of the cloths.
Laying, Marking, and Cutting: Laying is the process of laying the large pieces and fit into the small ones. This process saves a lot of money by cutting a lot of pieces at the same time and simultaneously. This process also needs a lot of concentration for cutting the pieces in the same size according to the height and width.
Embroidery and screen printing: Embroidery and screen printing are two different parts and are done by different sectors of garments.
Stitching: This process is done after cutting the fabric according to its size to make a good outfit.
Checking: Checking or inspecting the product is one of the most important parts of garment production. This process is used by the inspection team and their work in finding the mistakes or defective products.
Spot cleaning and laundry: Spot cleaning is the process of identifying fashion manufacturing defects and also cleaning the cloth to wash its dust.
Laundry is the process to make the products look good, well decorated, and attractive.
Cartooning and Shipping: Packaging the goods makes the products look decorated and cartooning is used to minimize the damages.
Shipping is the full and final process of Garment production. Every garment has shipping services. When the products are ready to deliver, the garment uses its shipping services and delivers the products to the customer. The shipping cost could be bear by the garments or taken from the buyer.
Retailing, Marketing and merchandising: Retail is known as buying clothes from manufacturers and selling them to customers. Retailers make purchases for products before three to six months. Customers can buy the clothes from-store.
Marketing is a process of merchandise the product design to the customer.
The production team has so many marketers whose work is to provide data about market flow and customer’s attraction towards a designed product.
Retail Finance: In every step in the chain is profit margin, which could be built by purchase. Manufacturers calculate the cost of making a product and add a profit percentage before selling the products. So a product cost $1 might be sold to wholesalers for $2. Wholesalers buy it for $2 and sell it to the retailers for $4. The retailers buy it for $4 and sell it to buyers for $8. That’s how everyone makes a profit from a single product.
Retail Operations: A retail sale is a selling process of a product or service to a customer. The retail division is the most important part of the Apparel Industry. A single brand can give a company control over image and identity. Apparel companies have achieved control over branding and merchandising at department stores. Retail stores allow a company to highlight its product, without worrying about competing with other brands.
Mainly there are four types of retailers:
- Hardline: Sells car, furniture, etc.
- Soft-line: Clothing, shoes, etc.
- Food: meat, cheese, etc.
- Art: Music Instrument etc.
Fashion Shows: In 20th and 21st-century fashion shows became more and more open for all peoples and also added a large venue and a runway for models wearing designer clothes.
Media marketing: Using media as a tool of marketing is the best process to sell the products. Using television advertising, posting on social media, website upload and print on newspaper are the main parts of media marketing. Sewing machine tools and departmental stores also plays an important role in media marketing. Sometimes the industry paid an actor to become a model for the industry and make advertisements with them. For that, the fanbase of that celebrity likes to buy the same designed cloth, and the company gains profits. So some fashion industries used to offer their design cloth to the movie production and the production team use those designed clothes to shoot the movie and the fanbase of that movie actor or actress buy those types of designed cloth.
The fashion system: The fashion industry is a part of the largest fashion system, which is not only business but also art and craft of fashion, not only production but also consumption. Some factors are the inner part of the fashion and some are the external part of the fashion. The fashion industry is strong enough to gratify any buyers’ desire to accept or reject fashionability, however, that term might be defined.Fashion