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India – A Leader In Quality

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We hear a lot of comments from mills around the world about their dedication to quality. And there is no doubt that this has always been a priority for yarn spinners and apparel manufacturers trying to survive in today’s highly competitive environment. However, at Arvind Mills in India, we have taken that priority to a new level.

For example, our company, which began nearly a century ago, wouldn’t have achieved its current status as one of the largest denim manufacturers in the world if quality standards hadn’t been a part of the equation.

Denim, of course, is only one area where our company has set a high standard of excellence. We also use the same standards in our shirting, khaki and knitted fabrics divisions. This philosophy has served Arvind well in the manufacturing of ready-made garments such as jeans and shirts.

Our company has adapted to changing market and fashion trends and applied stringent quality testing throughout the manufacturing process.

What cotton quality parameters are most important to our operation? For openend spinning, we closely examine micronaire, strength, trash and length. For ring spinning, it is length, strength, micronaire and grade.

Although price will always be an important factor in cotton purchasing, we still place a high priority on uniform quality and timely delivery. As far as minimum fiber requirements, it depends on what is suitable for the different yarn counts produced.

Internal Quality Control

With so much at stake in the entire process at the mill, it is important that Arvind have a reliable internal quality control system for the manufacturing process. We are quite confident with the Internal Quality Control (IQC) that we have in place across our entire manufacturing chain. We regularly test for quality from the blowroom to yarn, yarn to weaving and at the final finishing stage.

In addition, there is excellent infrastructure, state-of-art technology and a dedicated customer team that resolves quality issues and provides desired wash results. Arvind also has in place a treatment facility, which recycles waste water and converts denim waste to denim paper in keeping with its eco-friendly production process.

Not surprisingly, FiberMax has been a consistent cotton for Arvind, and we have been pleased with its uniformity and performance when we purchase cottons from sources outside India.

Cotton quality cannot be emphasized enough in today’s market. And I know that U.S. cotton farmers share that commitment as we look to the future together. This high standard will always reap dividends for us.

Arvind Mills
  Quick Look At Arvind Mills:
  • Company began a century ago.
  • 2,400 metric tons/Pima and FiberMax.
  • Also produces shirting, knitted fabrics.
  • 95,000 metric tons/annual consumption.
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