Many of you are wondering how are t-shirts produced. And since we have been getting so many inquiries about this process, we created this one for you. Without further ado, here's how shirts are processed:
Step 1. Planning.
What's your design? What type of material? Will it have a vintage touch effect? What color? What's your size chart? How many per size?
You have to make up your mind. List the specifications of your product to ensure getting the right outcome after all the hard work. The specifications will be your guiding light during the development process.
Step 2. Fabric mass production.
Fabric production already includes color matching and dyeing. If you want to know how are fabric manufactured, click this. We created a piece of entirely different information that details the production process of cloth. Without fabric, we cannot produce high-quality t-shirts. Hence, securing this material is the first on this list after you figured out what you want.
If you are wondering why the fabric is mass-produced first, we do not stock fabric. We also have a minimum order quantity for fabric production and dyeing. So if you want a sample, you have to order the whole 125 kilos of fabric first. However, if you are dealing with a small mom and pop shop, it is somehow the same, only smaller in materials needed to be secured. Small shops have to acquire all of the materials you need to make sure they won't be running out of supply midway.
Step 3. Securing the Accessories
T-shirts also come with some accessories. The neckline, for example, is one. In some cases, the client would like to have some studs, labels, tags, and etcetera. Based on your technical specifications, you have to either secure or not if it does not apply to your design.
Step 4. Pattern making, Cutting of Fabric, and 1st sampling
Did you give your size chart and breakdown of quantity per size to your supplier? You should. Your list will be the basis for pattern making and cutting for size samples.
Step 5. Size samples with embellishments
Simply put, the size samples should look exactly like your end product. Make sure to scrutinize all aspects of the item. Except, of course, the fabric type and accessories because those you have already approved before mass production.
Step 6. Sample approval or re-do or mass production
Depending on your decision, your supplier will either proceed with mass production using the samples you have already approved or have to re-do the whole sampling process again. If the example is not perfect yet, do not be shy to have it made once again. You made the order because you want what you want precisely made.
Step 7. Wait.
Beautiful products look like magic. Sometimes beautiful things make people think it just fell from somewhere in an instant, like Cinderella's clothes. But this is far from the truth. High-quality products come into being because it went through a detailed, time-consuming process of many people dedicating their time to their fruition. Mass production includes cutting, printing, embroidering, quality checks, sewing, labeling, tagging, folding, and packing. Please be patient while your supplier is doing their best to make your ideas come to life.
Step 8. Claim the products
It is harvest time. After settling your account, it is time to claim the finished products. You may get them yourself at the factory or have them delivered to your doorstep through a courier of your choice. Time is of the essence. At this time of day, where many express delivery services are available, there should be no need for you to spend time doing the driving.
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