Garment Manufacturing

The Art of Garment Manufacturing: History of Garment Manufacturing

Learn about the history of garment manufacturing.

The Art of Garment Manufacturing: Markers, Spreading, & Cutting

Learn about pattern engineering, marker making, and cutting methods.

The Art of Garment Manufacturing: Quality Control

Learn about fabric quality and systems and inspection.

Stretch & Growth

The attribute of fabric stretch has associated properties that are as important as the stretch characteristic itself. 

The Art of Garment Manufacturing: Garment Components

Learn about thread, closures, zippers, buttons, findings, trim, and shaping materials.

The Art of Garment Manufacturing: Garment Construction

Learn about seams and stitches, t-shirt construction, jean construction, and dress-shirt construction.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: History of Sock Manufacturing

Learn about the history of sock manufacturing.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Sock Knitting Basics

Learn about sock knitting basics, including machine components, the knitting cylinder, the knitting needle cycle, and machine types.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Sock Components

Learn about sock components, including welt formation, heel pocket formation, cushioning, reinforcement, patterning, and yarn for socks.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Stitch Formations

Learn about stitch counts and types of stitches.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Inspection & Packaging

Learn about inspection and packaging.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Testing

Learn about fit, stretch, abrasion resistance, pilling, strength, crocking, lightfastness, and colorfastness.

The Art of Sock Manufacturing: Dyeing & Finishing

Learn about rotary drum machines, paddle machines, extraction, continuous scour and bleach, dyeing, finishing, and boarding.