Quality Control

This service is broken down into two categories, inline production inspection and final / Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) inspection.

Quality Control (QC) is one of the most important aspects of the Fashion Manufacturing processes, because if you don’t have good quality products what is the point?
Having a well made garment is important and having a production line of well made products is a necessity. It is a lot harder to create 10 identical skirts than it is to make one, but if it is done correctly it is achievable.
For everyone involved in the fashion industry especially for start-up companies all sorts of different problems can occur so why would you want to make this one of them? Quality Control (QC) it put in place to ensure the best quality is attained throughout every stage of the manufacturing process. For an example if you had a production line of 50 skirts and 10 of those were a size 8 you would want those size 8’s to all be identical, Quality Control (QC) by a specialist can ensure that this can be found if its not correct, so no mistakes are sent out to the next stage. Everything from making sure the stitching is in the correct place to measuring the garment ensuring accuracy down to the last millimetre. Your seamstress should keep an eye on what she/he are doing and aim to make no errors. But what if they miss something? That is why the Quality Control (QC) Specialist is there to assist, making sure everything is neat, tidy and strong!

Although yes the factory creating your items should have their own QC in place it is the responsibility of the brand/designer to clearly document what their particular standards and intentions for the outcome.

To reduce the problems upon sending your production/samples to your factory you need to make your all the knowledge on creating your garment is stated clearly in your technical packs and specification sheet. We can also help you with creating your technical packs and specification sheet or just to assure all information within the one you have created.
You must also always provide comments and quality control observations after the factory complete your sample so you can successfully move on to production.

Having a Quality Control (QC) Specialist check your work assures that you complete your work to the particular standard required and making sure you keep your promises to your customers, which can help to build a great working relationship. If the customer gets what they requested and earns your trust, they will more likely want to work with you again.

Here are just a few points for what you will get from our Quality Control Services:

  • 100% accuracy upon measuring your garments/patterns.
  • If you require 100% QC we can complete this.
  • Ensure you have the best quality. We can guarantee this and make sure your work is complete to the particular standard required.
  • We have an amazing eye for detail when it comes to product development. So and stitch out of line, or any measurement out of the tolerance we will notice and advise that it is put right.
  • What makes us different?

    Technical Specification
    Combining illustrations, working drawings, fabrics, finishings and haberdashery details, outlining each stage of production – ensuring quality, aesthetic and safety at all times.
    Creative Pattern Cutting
    Skilled in a variety of pattern cutting methods from manual pattern cutting through to block manipulation, drapery and measurements.
    Pattern Amendments
    Changing your existing patterns throughout toiling, before or after grading in response to customer feedback and requirements.
    Toiling and First Sample
    Creating practice garments in a similar weight of fabric to check the fit on a model, construction, finishing, and silhouette of the base size.
    Capturing every detail of your manual patterns digitally into our CAD system making them ready for further amendments.
    Pattern Grading
    Applying industry standard grading rules, follow your company’s established sizing system, or assist you in creating your own bespoke grade specifications.
    File Conversion & Backup
    Converting and backing up your files to any compatible CAD system formats such as AAMA, DXF, HPGL, and exporting to Illustrator.
    Costing and Marker Making
    Using computerised marker making software to provide a quick, economical way of calculating how much fabric is required for each pattern.
    Supplying you with full-scale graded paper nests, paper sets and card sets for you to use or to send to your factory.
    UK Based Manufacturing
    With connections in and outside of London, it is quicker and logistically easier to deliver finished orders to UK based retailers.
    Quality control
    Liaising with the manufacturer and undertaking the role of garment technician to oversee the quality of your order.
    Overseas Manufacturing
    We can manufacture within the UK or abroad. We have connections in and outside London.
    Fabric Sourcing
    We here at Grade House Ltd can source the right materials for your project. We take the hassle out of your sourcing

    Become A Part Of Our Team

    Would you like to become a part of our dedicated team? Do you want to better your skills within product development? Are you a productive, passionate and determined person? Take a look at our vacancies or send us a message about what you love and we will be sure to get back to you.