Steps of Finishing Process in Garment Industry

Last Updated on 10/02/2021

Garments Finishing:
Garment finishing is very important because buyers satisfaction depends on it. Garments finishing means, mainly applies of pressing, folding and packing of garments. Sewn products are sent to the finishing department. Finishing department takes care of the following functions:

  • Trimming
  • Stain removing
  • Repairing
  • Pressing

After stitching, there will be some hanging sewing threads on the finished product. Trimming is the operation of removing these extra hanging threads. Sometimes, finished products get stained during the production process. Finishing department is responsible to remove those stains by using different wetting agents. Some of the sewn products may also have some open seams or other stitching faults. The finishing department repairs such products before packing. The last objective of finishing department is pressing. The sewn products are pressed to remove the wrinkles and to enhance the look of the garment.

I have also published some articles on garment finishing process. You can read these articles which are listed below of this post. In this article I will explain steps of garments finishing process with pictures.

garment finishing process
Fig: Garment finishing process

Steps of Finishing Process in Garment Industry

Pressing is a finishing process done by a cloth to heat and pressure with or without steam to remove creases and to impart a flat appearance to the cloth or garments. In garment industries pressing is also called ironing. After completing pressing the garments have to be folded.

pressing or ironing
Fig: Pressing or ironing

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After completing pressing, the garments are folded with a predetermine area. Garments are folded according to the buyers direction, requirements in a standard area.

garment folding
Fig: Garment folding

Folding classification depends on the fabric types. There are mainly four types of folding. They are –

Stand up: Collar is folded and situated at 90* angle.

Semi stand up: Collar is folded with body and situated at 45 degree angle.

Semi stand up garment folding
Fig: Semi stand up garment folding

Flat pack:
Collar is separated as a hole on the body of shirt.

garment flat packing
Fig: Garment flat packing

Hanger pack:
Shirt is packed and transported by hanging on the hanger.

hanger pack
Fig: Hanger pack

At the end of the folding, garments are placed into a polythene packet.

After folding, garments are packing the size of polythene packet is permanent. Specially, it is needed to ensure the placement of sticker in proper place.

garment packing
Fig: Garment packing

Barcode is a specially Buyer wise sticker.

garment bar code
Fig: Garment bar code

After completing the packing of garments, it must be placed the garments in a predetermined pack by sorting according to the size and color then garments are packed into inner box according to the size and color. This process working in order is called assortment.

garment assortment
Fig: Garment assortment

Metal Check
Checking the metal type component into the garments or with its accessories like button, zipper etc. is called metal check.

garment metal checking
Fig: Garment metal checking

At last cartooning or packing the garments according to Buyer comment. The process of packing of inner boxes entered into the carton is called cartooning. The carton is properly warped by the scotch tape. Some information like carton box no, size, shipping mark and the destination are printed on the carton.

garment cartooning
Fig: Garment cartooning

Final inspection
Final inspection is made by buyer. He checks the garments according some rules like AQL.

final inspection of garment
Fig: Final inspection of garment

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Spot Removing
Spot removing is one of the special inspections which are done after initial quality check.

spot removing
Fig: Spot removing


  1. Finishing Textiles from
  2. Apparel Manufacturing Technology by T. Karthik, P. Ganesan and D. Gopalakrishnan
  3. Garments Manufacturing Technology by Md. Saiful Azom
  4. Lecture Sheet by Jahanara Akhter, Lecturer of KCC Womens College, Khulna

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