Quality Control
Quality Control checks are carried out when manufacturing a product to ensure that is fit for purpose, well made and safe. All stages of production are checked, as the sooner a mistake is spotted the less products will have to be remade or discarded, thus saving the manufacturer time and money.
Checks
  • Raw materials and components are checked for faults, correct colour, fibre content, if they are clean.
  • During production products are checked against specifications (seals) to ensure that they are correct.
  • Construction methods, seam types and allowances, are checked to ensure that they are correct with no holes, loose ends or applied incorrectly as well as component and fabric checking.
  • Templates are used to make sure components are positioned correctly or the right shape is cut out of the fabric.
  • The final product is checked against a ‘gold seal’ prototype or Manufacturing Specification to ensure that it is the correct size, colour and fit made to the appropriate quality.

Quality should be designed into a product.
  • A good quality design would: be fit for purpose, be attractive, match the design specification, be easy to manufacture, suitable for the target market, be safe and environmentally friendly.
  • Good quality manufacturer would include: technically accurate, safe to user and the environment, made within a cost limit, durable, use an efficient and safe production method, fit its specification.

Quality Standards, British Standards, European Standards should all be met by your product


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Kitemark, conforms to British Standards mark
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CE mark. Conforms to European laws and standards