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ASSIGNMENT ON IMPORTANCE OF DURABILITY TO CONSUMER DURING BUYING GARMENTS

COURSE CODE: TE 311 COURSE TITLE: QUALITY CONTROL IN TEXTILE WITH LAB

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TANVIR AHMED CHOWDHURY, LECTURER , DEPT. OF TE.

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091-23-1294 091-23-1298 091-23-1288 091-23-1297 091-23-1290 091-23-1300

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SHOURAV SHAHIN007WF RIFAT01 SHOHAG-11 FERDOUS1290 PIA Page | 1

MUHAMMAD SHAMSUL AREFEEN SIDDIQUEE SHAHIN MAHMUD ELIASH SARKER RIFAT MD. ANISUR RAHMAN FERDOUS ALAM PIA KHATUN

means the ability to tolerate, to suffer, to carry on the service with passing technical life of a product. Durability is one of the characters of quality. This refers to useful longevity of performance of the product or service.

Durability

As an example: when a shirt can perform after 10 times laundered and a sweater can perform up to 20 times laundered then we can say, the sweater is durable more than the shirt .

It must be acknowledge that technical life may be shorter than economic life of the product. Which product gets durability that is called durable product.

Durable garments stay with a long usable life. Clothing lasts for a relatively long time and is therefore considered as a durable good. For garments, durability refers to the service life as well as to the elements that cause them to be longer wearable.

When purchasing apparel, safety managers must understand all the factors related to the durability of a garment before making their selection. Durable goods are items that do not wear out quickly . When purchasing apparel, consider what aspects related to the durability of a garment are important to you as a safety manager, and even more significantly, what aspects are important to the employees who will be wearing these garments ?

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Following are seven considering factors during buying garments for importance of durability to consumer 1. Garment construction: It’s important to find out how well a garment is designed and constructed. To do this, first determine if the seams are strong or if they pull apart easily. Seam strength is particularly important for fire protection and arc flash protection to ensure that the body is not exposed in any way. Also determine how well the garment resists tears on the body and sleeves. Knit clothing, for example, generally resists tears better than woven garments do. 2. Surface abrasion: Abrasion refers to the wearing away of any part of a material when rubbed against another surface. When surface abrasion happens to a garment, its protective properties can become compromised, especially in topically treated garments. Additionally, surface abrasion in clothing can produce those annoying little “pills” caused by loose fibers that gather and cling to the fabric, causing garments to look old and worn. For durability, be sure to purchase clothing that can withstand rubbing against skin and other materials. 3. Edge abrasion: The edges of pants or woven shirts take a beating in the dryer. For example, the edges of a navy blue pair of pants can turn a lighter color from edge abrasion. This deterioration can put clothing out of service, so check to see if a garment can withstand edge abrasion in addition to surface abrasion. 4. Colorfastness: When a darkcolored, 100-percent cotton T-shirt is washed a certain number of times, it eventually fades and begins to look ratty. Prolonged exposure to the sun will also fade clothing. In order to have a long life, fabric must be sufficiently colorfast to withstand the stress applied by both sunlight and washing machines.
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5. Flame resistance: In many dangerous jobs, flame resistance (FR) in clothing is of the utmost importance. For FR clothing to be durable, the garment must be inherently flame resistant, and the FR protection must be a permanent part of the fabric. If flame retardant materials are applied after the garment is made, the FR will typically be temporary and hence, not durable. 6. Stain release: Stain release qualities should also be permanent rather than applied to the fabric after manufacturing. The ability to release stains, especially in a shirt, is important for obvious reasons. If, for example, mustard is dropped on a light blue cotton shirt, the shirt will be ruined if the stains don’t wash out. Before purchasing a garment, be sure the fabric can release stains. 7. Odor resistance: Because the chemicals in polyester can bond with the chemicals produced through perspiration, polyester garments will start to smell after 15 to 20 washings. For a garment to be truly durable, it’s vital to ensure that the fabric has the longterm ability to resist odors .Because no one wants to wear a bad smelly shirt. So when buyer get durable garments to purchase he never waits a second of time because he knows consumer will buy this sort of garments. We sure you also would like a garment that will lasts long by performing good service since first use. For this during buying garments consumer gives a vital importance to durability of garments. Last thing is that, one must keep in mind that commitment to quality is actually ensured at design stage. The textile engineer has to decide about target quality (like DURABILITY etc.) against cost through an efficient quality plan before starting the manufacturing process of the garments.
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REFERENCE: 1) Quality Control and Management written by AHSAN AKHTAR HASIN (page: 4, 5) 2) http://www.ishn.com/articles/what-defines-clothing-durability

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