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
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).
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).
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.
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
Drawcords at cuffs