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.
  • 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

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