How to inspect jeans?
Jeans, as a kind of very popular clothing, have the characteristics of being comfortable, durable and beautiful. How to correctly carry out the inspection procedures is of great importance for an inspector. Like the inspection procedures of other ordinary clothes, the sizes of jeans should be measured and their labels, hangtags and packaging should be verified.
Except for the aspects mentioned above, extra attention should be paid to the course of inspection. When checking the colors, inspectors should compare the jeans with those washing samples. When checking the appearance of jeans, inspectors should take the flaw in appearance caused by washing process into consideration, such as stains, damage in fabrics and color distortions.
It is unprofessional for ordinary consumers to distinguish a pair of good jeans from a pair of bad ones only from some subordinate materials like buttons and leather Discs.
There are mainly two key points to distinguish – shell fabrics and washing craft.
Therefore, we are going to share some simple and effective ways to identify whether the fabric of jeans is good or not.
The fabric style of fine jeans must be clear in texture and pattern. Differences can be told according to the part of jeans which is applied to washing techniques, especially the part wiped by hand.
If you turn over the backing fabric and look at the weft yarn, you will find that there are clear textures, clear patterns and uniform lines without excess black stains or other fiber impurities. The color of weft yarn is white, intermingled with the yellow color. So, if the weft yarn is glistening white, it must be adulterated chemical fiber. It is normal that the weft yarn in the backing fabric will present the yellow color if it has gone through antique wash.
By using hands to feel, you can feel the close-fittingness and quality of the fabric.
Placing the whole palm on the jeans and rub to and fro, we can have a better feeling of its degree of close-fittingness.
Many people hold the opinion that the softer the fabric of jeans is, the better quality it has. However, it proves to be unscientific.
Whether the fabric of jeans is hard or soft is related to the woven patterns of it and the character of yarns. The denser the woven patterns are, the rougher it is. Also, the bigger the twist of yarn is, the rougher it is and the hand feeling of all-cotton yarn is totally different from that of the blended yarn. What’s more, post processing also affects the hardness of jeans to a large extent.
Get close to the jeans and smell it. Good fabric doesn’t have any pungent smell or peculiar smell, and even it is used to make pillows, people can still have a sound sleep.
Those who have been to wholesale markets know that on entering the market, they will smell strong irritating odors.
Preliminary evaluation whether the fabric is environmental-friendly or not can be made just by smelling. If the fabric doesn’t have peculiar smells, it doesn’t mean that the fabric is environmental-friendly. However, the fabric which has peculiar smells must be substandard.
We can have a general idea about the fabric of jeans through observing, feeling and smelling.
When it comes to the professional field, color distortion, color fastness and washing shrinkage of jeans should be inspected. Therefore, the jeans need to be taken to inspection companies to go through professional inspections.
Good fabric of jeans is supposed to reach the standard of being slap-up in appearance, being comfortable and durable in practicability. In addition, the characters of wicking moisture, being crease-resistant and more beautiful after increasing times of being washed and the style – the older it is, the more charming it is, should be fully represented.