What is Defects Zone in Garment? | Zone Classification of Garments During Visual Inspection
Nishat Nawshin Ruchi
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
What is Defects Zone in Garment?
Defects in the eyes of buyers or during inspection defects are generally classified into 3 (three) categories. These are Critical, Major, and Minor defects. In some cases, a major defect can be considered as minor defect based on the location of the defect in a garment. This location is called as zone. Garments zoning is done for get a right evaluation of the garment during visual inspection in the apparel industry. Location of defects zone of garments is not only helpful for the garments factory inspection, but it also helpful for a consumer who will try to purchase any types of ready-made garments on the basis of visual inspection.
Zone Classification of Garments during Visual Inspection:
In order to conduct inspection, garments are divided into a number of zones. A garment is divided into 3 zones. They are:
- Zone-I : Most noticeable
- Zone- II : Average noticeable
- Zone- III : Least noticeable
3 defects zone of garments are also known as like Zone- A, Zone-B and Zone-C. At the front sleeves and upper front is considered as zone ‘A’ and lower front considered as zone ‘B’. On the back of the garment, under arms and back bottom is considered as zone ‘C’
Evidently, Zone-I is the most important part of a garments, Zone-II is the next most important area and zone-III is the least important zone.
For instance, a seam puckering or shading in Zone –I makes a garment totally reject while the same defect in Zone-II impairs functional quality to a lesser extent and in Zone-III to the least extent. In the 3rd case, the garment is nearly perfect and sale-able.
Zone location in different garments:
For the help of visual inspection of garments inspector, buyer, and consumer Zone classification and their location is shown in the following figure:
Men’s half pant:
- zone of garment;