GDM Wear Ltd is a full package Apparel-Garments-Textile development production & export solution to the Fashion industry. We offer proud “Made in Bangladesh” production and have development packages for small start-ups up to large brand markets and price points. We are a team of apparel industry professionals with over years of working knowledge from concept development through development & manufacturing & export. We offer a wide variety of services which allows them to present high customized for the client’s unique project needs. We have built our reputation on fast response to initial inquiries, then providing timely and accurate estimates and delivering professional quality development and production results in a timely manner. We provide the following Services:
- Communicating with buyers by mail (mostly), telephone online for new queries as well as updates.
- Meeting with vendors and explaining new development requirement to vendor team.
- Planning for new season sampling and production orders.
- Collecting of garment samples, trims and different types of swatches from the vendors.
- Submission of samples to buyer through courier.
- Follow up with vendors for samples.
- Follow up with buyers for approvals and feedback.
- Giving approval on samples where buyer intervention is not required.
- Updating latest comments on particular styles or order to vendor representative.
- Update the buyers with the order status at all stages.
- Execution of running orders (production).
- Sourcing of materials for new development.
- Preparation of material requirement.
- Selection and finalizing of vendors for the upcoming orders based on vendor’s experience of making similar products.
- Preparing Purchase order.
- Costing and negotiation with trim accessory suppliers.
- Handle quality issues for sampling as well as production.
- Preparing inspection schedule for shipment and notifying to quality department in the buying house or third party QA.
- Maintaining files and Accounts.
- Updating Time and Action calendar.
Garment Production Process
We have been perfecting our garment production process at Nationwide Garments over our 15-25 years of experience in the industry. We feel that by following a documented and strictly organized process, the finished garments we ship to you meet or exceed your expectations. Understanding that if you can’t sell if you the clothing based on the quality that we provide, then there will be no return business.
Before making garments we must have something to work from. Customers provide us with a Design, Sketch or Sample that we use in our sourcing and pattern making steps.
After being presented with the Design/Sketch/Sample, our Pattern Group can produce a paper pattern from it using the CAD software. This pattern will be adjusted during the sampling phase of our process and will eventually become an approved Production Pattern.
While we are working on the initial pattern, we will begin sourcing the fabrics and trims needed for the finished garment.
We have a wide range of suppliers that we use however, if our customers have one that they would like to use, we can work with them.
While we realize that customers don’t always need the number of samples that we typically provide however, we do recommend going through the process of a few if not all of the following.
Photo Samples: Depending on the customer, Photo Samples are used in creating the marketing materials for our customer’s catalogs.
They are not always needed, however, we can provide if required.
Prototype Samples: From the pattern, we will begin making two prototype sample. This sample is used in our discovery process to generate our production pattern. We will send one of the Prototype Sample to our customer for comments and retain the other for internal reference.
Upon receiving comments, we will begin on creating the Pre-production Samples.
Selling Samples: Depending on the customer, Selling Samples are used in the selling process of our customers when they present them to buyers.
They are not always needed, however, we can provide if required.
Pre-production Samples: Once we receive the comments on the Prototype Sample, we will begin making adjustments and creating two Pre-production Samples. We will then send one of the Pre-production Samples to our you and retain the other for internal reference.
Once all the samples have been made and approved, a final production sample will be made. Production will not begin without this Production Sample being approved.
Pattern Grading is the process of proportionally increasing or decreasing the size of a pattern, while maintaining the shape, fit, balance and scale of style details.
When the Pattern Grading has been completed, we can then begin making the markers for the garment. Making the markers helps reduce the wastage and position the orientation of the grain of fabric.
The next step in our process is to spread or layer the fabric on our spreading tables in preparation for cutting.
Once the fabric has been spread on the spreading tables the pattern cutting can begin. Our team of highly skilled pattern cutter’s use straight knifes to manually cut each piece of the pattern.
The sorter sorts the patterns according to size and design and makes bundles of them. This step requires much precision because making bundles of mismatched patterns can create severe problems. On each pieces there are specifications of the code size and the marker too is attached with it.
The sorted bundles of fabrics are now ready to be stitched. GDM Wear Ltd have own sewing units. Stitching in-house is preferable because one can maintain quality control during the processing.
There are what is called sewing stations for sewing different parts of the cut pieces. In this workplace, there are many operators who perform a single operation. One operator may make only straight seams, while another may make sleeve insets. Yet another two operators can sew the waist seams, and make buttonholes. Various industrial sewing machines too have different types of stitches that they can make. These machines also have different configuration of the frame. Some machines work sequentially and feed their finished step directly into the next machine, while the gang machines have multiple machines performing the same operation supervised by a single operator. All these factors decide what parts of a garment can be sewn at that station. Finally, the sewn parts of the garment, such as sleeves or pant legs, are assembled together to give the final form to the clothing.
Sewing defects: Open seams, wrong stitching techniques, non- matching threads, and missing stitches, improper creasing of the garment,
erroneous thread tension and raw edges are some of the sewing defects which can affect the garment quality adversely. During processing the quality control section needs to check each prepared article against these defects.
Color defects: Variation of color between the sample and the final garment, wrong color combinations and mismatching dyes should always be avoided.
Sizing defects: Wrong gradation of sizes, difference in measurement of various parts of a garment like sleeves of XL size for body of L size garment can deteriorate the garments beyond repair.
Garment defects: Broken or defective buttons, snaps, stitches, different shades within the same garment, dropped stitches, exposed notches and raw edges,
fabric defects, holes, faulty zippers, loose or hanging sewing threads, misaligned buttons and holes, missing buttons, needle cuts or chews, pulled or loose yarn, stains, unfinished buttonhole, short zippers, inappropriate trimmings etc. all can lead to the end of a brand name even before its establishment.
The next operations are those of finishing and/or decorating. Molding may be done to change the finished surface of the garment by applying pressure, heat, moisture, or certain other combination. Pressing, pleating and creasing are the basic molding processes. Creasing is mostly done before other finishing processes like that of stitching a cuff. Creasing is also done before decorating the garment with something like a pocket, appliqués, embroidered emblems etc.
Vertical and form presses is automated machines. Perform simple pressing operations, such as touching up wrinkles in knit shirts, around embroidery and snaps, and at difficult-to-reach places on garments.
For the textile and apparel industry, product quality is calculated in terms of quality and standard of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, color fastness, designs and the final finished garments. Quality control in terms of garment manufacturing, pre-sales and posts sales service, delivery, pricing, etc are essential for any garment manufacturer, trader or exporter. Certain quality related problems, often seen in garment manufacturing like sewing, color, sizing, or garment defects should never be over looked.
In the last steps of making a product retail-ready, garments are folded, tagged, sized, and packaged according to customer specifications. Also, garments may be placed in protective plastic bags, either manually or using an automated system, to ensure that the material stays clean and pressed during shipping.
Lastly, garments are placed in cardboard boxes and shipped to client distribution centers to eventually be sold in retail stores.
GDM Wear Limited is able to provide a one-stop service from factory to your door in terms of logistics. We have carefully selected a world class freight forwarder and are able to provide you with this unique door-to-door experience. It goes without saying that GDM Wear Limited will also gladly cooperate with any nominated freight forwarder the client has selected. Our logistic staff will monitor the shipment of the goods ex-factory to the port of Chittagong.
They will closely follow-up both with the freight forwarders and the factory to ensure that goods are delivered without any issues. Our logistic staff will also ensure that all export documents such as the commercial invoices, packing list, bill of lading and certificates of origin are forwarded to the clients on time.