Quality Control

Our QC department is composed of 16 professional technicians and a big team of numerous inspectors. They test and inspect every production process. By using advanced testing equipment and strictly following inspection procedures and regulated quality standards, we make sure our final products meet our customers’ standards before delivery. With rich experiences of exporting to USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, UK etc. for years, we built up our own complete quality control system and clear understanding on quality requests from customers all over the world.

For Keychain, we set up four steps of quality control:

We place great emphasis on refined workmanship, delivering superior quality Raw Material. Through training, supervision and management, we have implemented our quality philosophy from the conceptual design at our Design Workshop to production at our China’s factory and to the final product delivery.

Quality Policy:

Base on Management – Continuously Running
Focus on Customer — Keep improving

Quality Objective:

Our in-house QC personnel are well trained to perform stringent inspections on our fabrics and garment.
For garment inspection, we have adopted eight steps
Quality Assurance System. Modules include:

  • Piece goods inspection – 100%

  • Spreading inspection – in line random

  • Cut piece inspection – 100%

  • Press fold inspection – 100%

  • Final audit on finishing & packing – 100%

  • Broken needle management system (metal detector) – 100%

We are committed quality requirements of the highest standard. We do not sacrifice on quality. We make sure quality is adhered to throughout our operation from sampling to final shipment. We take extra efforts in ensuring the suppliers comply with strict quality control. Quality Assurance is an inherent part of our services and we ensure that our customers do not face any problem at any stage.

Inspection Procedure:

1. Cuttint

Defects to be seen
The cut bundles received from cutting department are inspected 100% for visual defects such as the following:

1. Material defects such as holes, barre, needle line, yarn shade variation, repeat difference etc.
2. Processing defects such as water marks component shading, compactor shoe marks, dead cotton slubs etc.
3. Mis-cuts, improper notching etc.
4. The front and back panel are matched as per the requirement of the buyer.
5. In case of design/repeats of parts same should match.
6. Sampling Quantity:

Visual Inspection100%
Measurement Check2 out of 10 pieces

In case of any variation in the above parameters, the complete bundle is returned to the cutting department for correction/replacement.

Acceptance Standard:

Bundle SizeDefects allowed
Up to 5 Pieces0
6 to 10 pieces1
11 to 15 pieces2
16 to 20 pieces3
More than 20 pieces4

Where it is possible to change the defective part by replacement, the quality inspector checks the exchanged part for shade variation, and measurement and ensure to put the same number that of the damaged part.

In-line quality audit

The quality inspector conducts in-line quality audit as per the steps mentioned below:

Pick up one bundle after any operation at random
Check the quality level of that particular operation
Repeat this procedure for minimum of 3 times of the same operation within a day

In case some type of rejection is encountered repeatedly, production is held temporarily until corrective action is ensured by line supervisor.

End of the line quality

Quality inspector station at the end of all sewing operation and check the following:

Pilot run

Depending on the size of the order, pilot run is carried out. All the pieces are visually inspected and measurement for any quality defects. The sample sizes for pilots runs are as follows:

Order QuantityPilot Strike Off
Up to 3000pcs25pcs
3001 to 6000pcs40pcs
6001 to 9000pcs60pcs
9001 to 15000pcs75pcs
Above 15,000pcs100pcs

The pilot quantity of strike off:

Order QuantityPilot Strike Off
Up to 2000pcs15pcs
2001 to 5000pcs25pcs
5001 to 8000pcs35pcs
8001 to 15000pcs50pcs
Above 15000pcs60pcs


Approved Sample

The QA ensures that an approved strike off of the print with the shade card giving the pantone references number. Is available with the Department. Sample of the garment along with the placement details must be available. Before starting bulk production, pilot strike off of using the actual garment /panel is taken and inspected for the following quality.


1. Right shade of colors
2. Positioning of the print
3. Proper registration
4. Print alignment
5. Clarity in the design as per original
6. Properly cured surface
7. Stains
8. Skew ness of print

The pilot quantity of strike off

Order QuantityPilot Strike Off
Up to 2000pcs15pcs
2001 to 5000pcs25pcs
5001 to 8000pcs35pcs
8001 to 15000pcs50pcs
Above 15000pcs60pcs

The pilot strike off panels/garments are 100% visually inspected and changes are incorporated in the bulk production.

Reports generated and archived

1. Print pilot run quality audit report – Exhibit 6A
2. Daily print quality report Exhibit – 6B

Finishing and packaging

The purpose of pressing a knit/woven fabric product is to eliminate the wrinkle and yield original feeling. The following points are ensure by the QA inspector while ironing is in process:

1. product must be iron finished at proper temp
2. The system press must have Teflon shoe and must be cleaned periodically
3. No small wrinkles, defective luster and iron-pressed marks should be observed on the surface
4. The size of the finished product must conform to order specification

Packing is an important aspect of a given garment. The following aspects are checked by the inspector:

1. The price ticket, hangtag, bar code stickers.
2. The right size of the poly bag should be used for the garment
3. After the garment is inserted in the poly bag, it should not be sloppy or too tight.
4. The ratio of pre-packs and qualities per carton must be checked randomly.
5. The product through the poly bag must be visually symmetric
6. All carton markings must conform to the order requirement

Reports generated and archived
1. Ironing QA Report—Exhibit –7A

Final Audit

The purpose of the final, audit is to establish the quality level of the final pieces goods before it leaves the factory.

The QA manager has to conduct a final quality audit of the packed goods and this has to done at two stages:

1. Once 50% of the shipment is packed
2. Other when 100% of the shipment is packed

In case there is any quality problem at the above stages, the packed goods have to be screened for the specific quality aspects
Once corrected the above procedure has to be repeated again.
Reports generated and archived
Final quality audit report – Exhibit 8A
World Wide AQL Service
Table A: Sample Size

World Wide AQL Service
Table B: Single Sampling plans for normal inspection level II