Sample

In garments industry, the sample which is come from buyer and it is followed for bulk production called sample.

All sample and their implications:

• Approved sample
• Counter sample
• Proto sample

• Sealed/Red/Yellow label sample
• Size set sample
• Pr-production sample
• Trial production sample
• GFE sample
• Lab-test sample
• Flammability test sample
• Photo shoot sample
• Sales man sample
• Shipment sample
• Top of the product sample (TOP)

** Proto sample

• Fabric: – should be same content and construction but may not be of same color.

• Accessories:- Available but if similar is better.

• Embroidery:-just simulation with any embroidery work preferably same size and width but placement should be correct.

• Printing: – Simulation with same size quality/type of print but may not be of same pattern and color.

** Counter sample

Usually the duplicate sample retained by the sample room for future reference is known as counter sample but for H&M buyer the counter sample mean the sample with all actual, with approval of which no production can be preceded as such counter sample for H&M is very important and carries a different meaning all together.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

 

** Sealed Sample (red-sealed/ Yellow-sealed)

Different buyer has different types of security seal which they attach with the garments after checking. This seal is given as an approval of styling, measurement, placement of printing and embroidery and confirmation of all stitching details. This sample has to be handled with charge so that the seal is not broken.

When the buying QC will come for inspecting the garments then they will ask for sealed sample and that time if they find that the seal is tempered or broken then they may refuse to conduct the inspection as such it should be preserved with care and anybody handling this sample must understand the importance of this sample.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

 

** Size Set Sample

When initially a sample is made then usually the middle size is considered. But after confirmation of all measurement and fitting details then the garment is graded for all the size.

For similar size grading-down is carried out and for upper sizes grading-up is done. With this graded measurement all sizes of garments are made and their fitting accuracy is evaluated.

 

Without approval of complete size set cannot proceed for bulk production as such this is also very important and to be made and submitted on time to start bulk production as per schedule date.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

** Pre-production Sample

These are very also very important sample as without approval of such sample covers only the sizes whereas per-production sample may have to be all colors of fabrics also as different color may have different type’s shrinkage and cross-staining character which may have to treat with special care.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

** Production Sample

In the sample to represent the floor production as such these samples are taken from the production of the floor to assess the overall quality standard of the garments being produced.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

** Bulk Production Sample

These are the samples pulled from the bulk production to represent the bulk production. These usually cover all sizes and all colors.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

** Photo Shoot Sample

Sometimes buyer wants to do the advertisement with the garments well ahead of getting the same in the store/market and accordingly they ask for nicely stitched garments. The photo of the garments are taken putting on the same by some models and the same is displayed in the retail shop or advertisement is done on papers, magazines, brochures etc to all allure and attract the customers.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

 

** Salesman Sample

These are the samples need to supply to buyer to help him in doing campaign for marketing the item. These are displayed in the chain store/retail shop well ahead of the bulk quantity receive by the store.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

 

** Shipment Sample

There may be three instances for shipment sample with different requirements from buyer (before inspection for approval of buyer to conduct final inspection, after inspection but holding the shipment and waiting for buyers comments, after inspection sending buyer to represent the inspected and shipped garments.

• Fabric (Actual)
• Accessories ( All Actual)
• Printing ( All Actual)
• Attachment of Value Added Items (Actual)
• Washing (Actual with all effect of high/low, abrasion, hand feel, softness and drapability in acceptable quality).
• Finishing and folding (As instructed by buyer)
• Finishing accessories (As instructed by buyer)
• Packing (As instructed by buyer)

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