Type of garments samples
What is a sample? Know the types of samples. What is Sample? What are the types of Sample?
by Mohiuddin Ahmed in Garments, IE, Merchandising, Sample, Sewing
What is a sample?
Garment Sample is one or more garment items that represent all garments of a single lot, batch or whole order. It is not possible for a buyer or a buyer nominated person to check the quality and requirements of all the garments in a garment order separately. That is why the buyer or the person nominated by the buyer judges the different qualities of the garment item with the help of several types of samples from an order.
Samples are also used to consider what bulk garments will look like when placing new orders.
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Samples are used to get an idea of the following items mainly from garments items.
Different types of samples have to be made at different stages of production to know whether the above issues are being followed properly and it has to be submitted to the buyer and get approval.
Different types of samples are discussed below.
This is the first sample before the order head. This sample is made after receiving the request from the buyer. It is made with Available Trims & Accessories in the factory and is shown to the buyer only for styling.
Sample is made according to the fabrication given by the buyer. Sample is made by keeping the GSM and the yarn count as the other color even if it is not the actual color.
These samples are made according to the Fabrication, Composition and GSM provided by the buyer. There is no problem if the fabric of this sample is of any color but the fabrication, composition, GSM and yarn count must be as per the buyer’s requirement.
This Sample is made with Actual Fabrics, Trims & Accessories and is shown to the buyer.
Size Set Sample
Grading according to the size given by the buyer, a few garment samples are made for each size and shown to the buyer.
This sample is made as a reference to the original order. All the requirements of Garments such as Actual Trims & Accessories, Size, Color, Fabric Type, Print, Embroidery, WAS etc. are ready and submitted to the buyer.
PP or Pre Production Sample
Before starting bulk production, a sample is made in two pieces of each size. And all the productions of Bulk are done by following this sample.
SMS or Sales Man Sample
This sample is almost the same as the Pre Production Sample. Many buyers want this sample.
TOP or Top Over Production Sample
If 20% – 30% production of bulk, this sample has to be made.
Shipping Sample or Shipment Sample
The buyer has to give this sample to understand what kind of garments are going in the final inspection and what will be its quality.
Some more common Sample, such as-
✔ Design Sample
✔ Online Sample
Mock Up Sample
Red / Yellow Tag Sample