Apparel Packaging Method | Types of Packing in Apparel Industry

Packaging or Packing Section in Apparel Industry:
Packing includes the activities of designing and producing the container for a product. This includes two levels of packing. First the “primary or inner packing” in which the apparel is packed in a poly-bag or transparent pouch or inner carton box. The second is the “secondary or outer packing” in which the primary packing is packed in a corrugated carton box which facilitates the easy and safe transportation of the apparel. 

 
Apparel packing or packaging process
Fig: Apparel packing or packaging process
There are certain other packing materials also attached to the apparel for the purpose of good appearance or identification or giving information’s to the customers. These include tags, barcode stickers, insert card, size and color stickers, hangers, hologram stickers etc. 
 
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The apparel is packed as per the requirements of the buyer which may be a single or combo or bulk packing. Assortment ratio is also an important factor in the outer packing which means the ratio of sizes and colors to be packed in one carton box. 

Types of Apparel Packing or Packaging:
There are four types of assortment followed in clothing manufacturing factory. Those are presented in the below with their details explanation:

1. Solid size and solid color:
In case of solid size and solid color assortment, apparel carton box will have only one color and one size of apparel.

2. Solid size and assorted color:
In case of this assortment, the apparel carton box contains one size of apparel but all colors. 
 
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3. Assorted size and solid color:
In this assortment, the apparel carton box will have all sizes but only one color.

4. Assorted size and assorted color:
In this assortment, the apparel carton box contains all sizes and all colors of apparel. 
 

Apparel Packaging Process Flow Chart:
The following process sequence has to maintain during apparel packing in the finishing department of apparel industry:

Tagging

Folding

Inner or poly bag packing

Outer or carton packing

Strapping the carton