Module 13: Maintaining product quality during use

This module covers the two biggest causes of consumer returns of garments for poor performance during use — pilling and unexpected dimensional change (shrinkage).

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Topic 1 - Pilling

Have you ever had to pick off balls of fibre from your favourite garment? This fault is called pilling. In this topic you will discover what pilling is, how it occurs and most importantly, how to prevent it.

5 mins

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Topic 2 - Dimensional change

There is nothing more frustrating than a favourite garment changing shape or size. Luckily there is often a way to avoid this from occurring. This topic looks at possible dimensional change issues that can arise and the best ways to prevent or treat them.

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