Most people when buying clothes or fashion accessories buy them because of their visual appeal, or how the style or the cut suits their body type, or if the cloth is soft enough or smooth or lightweight, or basically as per their own personal appeal
What almost no one ever checks for is the making of the garment, we don’t check if the thread is strong enough, or if the fusing is good quality or even if the cloth itself is great quality or not? This is mainly because when we buy from trusted brands we expect the garment to have a good quality cloth, with the best quality materials and technology used to manufacture it.
And this is where companies like Simran International come in. For almost half a century we have been manufacturing quality leather products and for almost two decades we have been exclusively manufacturing leather garments for some of the top brands in the world.
Today we are global leaders in B2B leather garment manufacturing because we have an uncompromising quality standard that we provide to our partner brands, which is passed on to their customers.
Each and every aspect of our garment manufacturing process is top notch and closely monitored, and not just that we use the best quality material to ensure that the final garment is top quality. In this article, would like to talk about 3 materials that pretty much go unnoticed by customers but are essential to the quality of the garment. These materials are thread, interlining and adhesive.
The thread pretty much goes unnoticed in any leather apparel. But it is perhaps one of the most crucial elements in garment making. It is what is holds the apparel piece together. At Simran International, use filament yarn for its natural strength. The thickness of the thread has a direct correlation with the thickness of the leather, the tanning of the leather, and the finish of the leather. The objective is to have maximum strength in every stitch and let every stitch be visible like a diamond in a necklace.
The second hidden item is Interlining. One of the only items which are totally invisible but one of the more important ones. Consider building your House without having termite protection on the wood or waterproofing on the roof. It’s invisible but its one of the most crucial aspects when constructing a building, without it the building has a lower life. The interlining serves pretty much the same purpose. It is the protection to the garment the maker is giving from the inside.
Simran International uses German-made interlining for providing support, to the leather from the inside. The choice of interlining to be used is an applied science, which requires in-depth knowledge of apparel craftsmanship. Every wearable part of the apparel has a different role in terms of stretch, optic and fitting. The interlining used in the lapel of the apparel piece cannot be the same as used in the hem and vice versa. Only a skilled craftsman can use the interlining and fuse it perfectly with the garment
Try building a house with low-quality cement & mortar. Scary, right?
Adhesive acts as a cement and mortar in garment manufacturing. It bonds the various parts together and holds it in place till the time thread stitching takes over. It is as important as thread and interlining.
Too much usage of mortar would make it leak through the house seams; too less would make the walls weak. Inferior quality would not hold the bricks together.
The right quality of “mortar” known as “adhesive” is very crucial for the garment. In contrast to what many others would use which is a petroleum-based product, toxic in the factory environment and toxic to the garment user, an item made from a depleting natural resource. Simran uses a rubber extract-based adhesive. It’s non-toxic, environment-friendly, safe for the factory to store and completely natural for the user. It ensures that there are no wrinkles in the leather panels; it holds the panels and therefore higher longevity.
I am reminded of a famous quote by John Ruskin that Quality is not an accident it is always the result of intelligent effort and at Simran, we are continuously making efforts to ensure that our products are always top quality.