STUDY ON PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES USED BY LOCAL TAILORS
Textile Value Chain|February 2021
STUDY ON PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES USED BY LOCAL TAILORS
ANVITA AJGAONKAR

Abstract

Sewing has an ancient history estimated to have begun during the Palaeolithic Era. Sewing was used to stitch animal hides together for the indispensable necessity such as clothing and shelter. Clothing has always been an integral part of a human’s life. Self-expression and fashion trends are practiced by the clothes they wear. Sewing is practiced since civilizations and the first sewing machine was introduced in 1755. This paper is a survey on a certain segment of tailors, since they are at the proximity to ITI institutes. The research identified the problems and analysed, the need of upgrading their skills in respect to the finishing of seams, handling of fabrics, fitting issues, knowledge of tools, change of needles and pressure foot for different operations. Studied and observed their process of finishing garments and quality of a garment. The tailors were also suggested schemes or institutes if provided by the government to join, also took their take on it if they would be willing to be upskilled.

Keywords: Fashion, Government schemes, History, Individuals, Quality, Upskilling.

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