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Fault in textiles

Fault in textiles is a characteristic that does not fulfil a definite rule because a mistake does not automatically affect the usefulness of the product. An error is different from a defect. A defect means that it’s impossible to use the product, in this case, the final garment or fabric. A fault is rather a difference between the “wanted or desired value and the actual value delivered“. A certain tolerance in the difference is permitted (Hand or handle)

Textile inspection and limited value

What is important is the characteristics of textiles and “limit value.” Furthermore, apparent faults are immediately recognisable during the required detailed inspection or testing procedures. In Germany, it’s mandatory for the textile finishing industry that an apparel producer must inspect all incoming goods before further processing. Many faults, however, can be hidden and only become apparent over time while being worn, such as dye fastness defects, chemical damage to the fabric, etc. In this case, advanced testing needed. See cotton inspection, Fair to Middling and Aesthetics

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