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Drawcord Guidelines for Clothing Products
Drawcord Guidelines for Clothing Products

Drawcord Guidelines for Clothing Products

Drawcord Guidelines for Clothing Products

All products with a drawcord must have a completed risk assessment sheet submitted with the pre-production seal (blank attached).

These guidelines are applicable to drawcords at;

Hood and neck openings

Cuff and ankle hems

Waists, both tops, bottoms and jacket hems

For drawcords in other areas, please refer to dept technologist for guidelines.

HOODS AND NECK OPENINGS

RIGID CORDS

Cords must not be continuous; either cut in half and re – joined by lockstitch (fig1), or the cord cut and sewn into a seam (fig 2).

Cord to extrude max 15cm when cord channel is fully extended (fig 3).

ELASTICATED CORDS

Cord to extrude a max of 10cm when cord channel is fully extended (fig4)

Cord must be looped back and not ‘dangle’ (fig4)

Low stretch elastic to be used – 75% stretch max.

CUFF AND ANKLE HEMS

Cord to extrude max 10 cm when cord channel is fully extended (fig 5 &6)

Cords must not be continuous; either cut in half and re-joined by lockstitch (fig1), or the cord cut and sewn into a seam (fig 2).

WAISTS

Cord to extrude max 25cm when cord channel is fully extended fig 7 &8)

Cords must not be continuous; either cut in half and rejoined by lockstitch (fig 1 ), or the cord cut and sewn into a seam (fig 2)

Where this is not possible due to product/machinery limitations ie: knitwear/bonadex elatication- please discuss with the relevant technologist and assess using risk assessment form.

Vision :  Our vision is to be a symbol of commitment, manufacture fashionable and quality knit products, delivery in a timely manner in regard to meet customer satisfaction and ensure the Socio-economic & Environmental standard in the company. To satisfy and retain customers through employee involvement, team work, personal excellence, approaches in our quest to become the leading manufacturer of Knit products.

Employment  policies : Auto  Fashions Ltd  abides  by  the  principle  that  decisions  on  hiring,  salary,  benefits,  advancement,  termination  or  retirement  are  based  solely  on  the  ability  of  an  individual  to  do  the  job.

Child  labor : Auto  Fashions Ltd  abides  by  the  principle  of Child Labor . Auto  Fashions Ltd  does  not  employ  any  person  Child  labor  to  produce  apparel,  accessories  or  equipment.

Forced  labor : Auto  Fashions Ltd  does  not  use  forced  labor  in  any  form :- prison,  indentured,  bonded  or  otherwise.

Discrimination :  There  shall  be  no  discrimination  based  on  race,  gender,  marital  or  maternity  status,  religious  or  political  beliefs,  age  or  sexual  orientation.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Toggles – avoid potential risk of swallowing by children, toggles must constructed in a manner that will not break or separate and must be securely attached so cannot be parted from the garment.

Any metal toggles or stoppers must be nickel free

Cord cut and sewn togeter
Cord cut and sewn togeter

Drawcords at cuffs

drawcords at cuffs
drawcords at cuffs

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