Contact the buyer
Confirmation of order
Fabric & accessories booking
Preparing T&A calendar
Fabric & trims in House
Pattern and marker making for bulk production
Numbering, bundling & sorting
Production line set-up
Ready for shipment
All the above processes have been discussed below :
01 Contact with the buyer
It is the first process of a garment export order. At first, the garments merchandiser has to contact with the buyer to order the collection.
02 Order collection
Here garments merchandiser receives garments orders from the buyer. Each order contains a garment specification sheet for different items or products.
03 Sample development
After receiving an export order, the garments merchandiser has to develop the required products by following the garments specification sheet.
04 Sample approval
After developing a product sample, the garments merchandiser sends it to the buyer for approval.
If the product sample is approved then the garments merchandiser will make the final costing for the product by discussing it with the buyer.
06 Confirmation of order
Finally, the garments merchandiser confirms the order here.
After confirmation of a garment export order, the garments merchandiser has to prepare consumption of required fabrics, trimmings, and accessories.
08 Fabric & accessories booking
Here, fabrics and accessories booking has been done in-house for the required items for the export order.
09 Master L/C
Meanwhile, master L/C is opened from the buyer side and submitted to the garments merchandiser.
10 Back to back L/C
For importing raw materials for the export order, here manufacturer has to open back-to-back L/C.
11 Preparing T&A calendar
In the meantime, the garments merchandiser has o prepare a time and action plan here for the garments production.
12 Fabric & trims in house
All the required fabrics, trimmings, and accessories are in-house here according to the booking chart.
13 Pre-production meeting
It’s an important factor in garment production. The production team should complete this meeting before starting production.
14 Pattern and marker making for bulk production
Here, the pattern and marker should prepare according to the approved sample.
Fabric cutting is done here according to the approved
pattern and marker.
16 Numbering, bundling & sorting
Here all the cutting fabrics have to do numbering sorting and bundling to avoid shade variation in the garments.
17 Production line set-up
Here, the production team sets a perfect production line for
completing smooth garments production.
All the cutting fabrics are sewn here according to the approved sample.
All the required finishing procedures are done here by
following the buyer’s instructions.
20 Pre-final inspection
Here, a pre-final inspection has been done to ensure the right quality for the export order. Normally it is done by the factory inspection team.
21 Final inspection
The final inspection of an order has been done here by the buyer’s inspection team. Where the inspection team is confirmed by the buyer.
22 Ready for shipment
Finally, garments are sent to the buyer by using sea freight or air freight.
Methods of Payment:
•Letter of Credit
Letter of Credit :
A letter issued by a bank to another bank (especially one in a different country) serves as a guarantee for payments made to a specified person under specified conditions.
T/T (Telegraphic Transfer) :
TT (Telegraphic Transfer) is the method of payment by electronic transfer of funds from one bank account to another
Merchandising is undoubtedly the most important section of the garments industry. Merchandisers coordinates between all the sections. So a good garments merchandiser should have concepts about every section of the textile.
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Words from Md Shariful Islam Sourav. A student from BUFT (BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology). He is from Apparel Merchandising & Management department.