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
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
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
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.