Different Types of Garments Accessories with Pictures

Different Types of Garments Accessories with Pictures

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com


Garment Accessories:
Accessories cover all of the things except the main or base fabric and other trimmings required to dispatch (send out) the garments to the final destiny or to the buyer or customer. Or, The materials which are used to make a garment attractive for selling and packing other than fabric and trims is called accessories. The things those are attached to the garments after finishing are termed as accessories in garments manufacturing technology. Some individuals mistakenly consider accessories and trimmings to be the same but the difference between them is that the trimmings are attached to the garments during making or manufacturing, whereas accessories are attached to the garments after finishing. Types of garments accessories cover the following things: Collar insert or neck board or collar stand, Back board, Butterfly, Hangtags (Price tag, size tag, etc), Tag pins, Tissue paper, Hangers, Single and blister poly bag, Metal clip or plastic clip, Alpin, Bar code sticker, Scotch tape, Gum tape, Cellophane tape, Export carton, etc.

types of garment accessories
Fig: Types of garment accessories

According to book “Apparel Manufacturing” by Glock and Kunz, definition of accessories are:

Accessories: Item that enhances the aesthetic appeal or function of a garment including belt, scarves or other objects. In generally these components are sewing less.

Types of Garments Accessories:

  1. Accessories that are carried (Small pets, toy dog, cats, birds, snakes, taking parrots)
  2. Accessories that are worn, (Necklace, Umbrella, Bag, Parts etc.)

Hangtags are designed to draw attention to the garments and are hung on the side of the garment and sometimes in front of button line so that the customers can see them easily. Hangtags are printed paper tags hung from the garments by plastic staple or string. They usually show the brand name, style number, etc. It is regarded as one of the finishing accessories.

Fig: Hangtags

Price tag:
It is a type of tag printed with the sales price of the garment. It is usually supplied from the buyer’s side. The merchandiser usually takes it from the buyer and supplies to the folding section.

Price tag
Fig: Price tag

A polybag is a plastic bag used for packing garments. The garment is first folded as per direction of the order sheet then is packed. There are two types of polybag used in garments packing; one is single polybag in that a single garment is packed and the other is blister polybag in that more than one garment are packed. For packing the garments into blister polybag, packing instructions must be followed.

Fig: Polybag

Carton is the name of certain types of containers typically made from paperboard which is also sometimes known as “cardboard”. Many types of cartons are used in packaging garments ready for shipment. The dimensions of the cartons depend on buyer instructions and the number of pieces of garments in each carton is given in the order sheet. Sometimes a carton is also called a box.

Fig: Carton

Scotch Tape:
Scotch Tape is used to describe certain pressure sensitive tapes used for wrapping the cartons. Scotch tape is available in roll form and contains 25 yards in each roll. The approximate price of the scotch tape is USD 0.45 per roll.

Scotch Tape
Fig: Scotch Tape

A clip is a device which holds the fold portion of the garment together by means of pressure: it leaves the fold portion intact and can be quickly and easily removed, unlike the staple, which will damage the paper unless removed carefully, and will always leave two holes in the paper.

Fig: Clips

Clothes Hanger:
A cloth’s hanger, or coat’s hanger, is a device in the shape of:

  • Human shoulders designed to facilitate the hanging of a coat, jacket, sweater, shirt, blouse or dress in a manner that prevents wrinkles, with a lower bar for the hanging of trousers or skirts.
  • Clamp for the hanging of trousers, skirts, or kilts. Both types can be combined in a single hanger.

There are two basic types of clothes hangers. The first is the wire hanger and the second is the wooden hanger. There are also plastic coat hangers, which mostly mimic the shape of either a wire or wooden hanger. Plastic coat hangers are also produced in smaller sizes to accommodate the shapes of children’s clothes.

Clothes Hanger
Clothes Hanger

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