Know all about Apparel Production
Updated on Apr 6, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. IST by Nancy Johri

Apparel Industry is counted among the most dynamic industries globally, and it includes everything that we wear. Being a labour-intensive and growing industry, it demands to showcase creativity and uniqueness in the best possible manner. Students pursuing Apparel Production are taught different aspects of this field involving pattern making, designing, manufacturing, and more. They learn to design garments, the available materials and equipment, basic guidelines for manufacturing clothing, packaging, etc.

The scope of Apparel Production is vast with a huge number of career paths. It has become the first choice among creative minds when it comes to select a field after completion of schooling.

Careers360 explores here everything you need to know about Apparel Production including eligibility criteria, areas of study, top colleges, top employers, profiles, average salary, and more.


Eligibility criteria for pursuing apparel production

For pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Apparel Production from a reputed institute, you should have passed class 10+2 qualifying examination from a recognised state or national board of education. The topmost fashion institute in India, National Institute of Fashion (NIFT), requires the applicants to have passed class 12 in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.


What do the students learn?

  • Apparel Production programme trains the students for various work profiles offered in the apparel-manufacturing sector. They are introduced to diverse essential streams such as apparel manufacturing technology, information technology, quality management, artificial intelligence, and many more.

  • They are also taught the rules governing aesthetic and design elements, along with fundamentals of management.

  • Students learn about different types of raw materials including fabrics as well as machinery involved in apparel manufacturing. They are provided extensive knowledge about production planning, merchandising, work study, and quality control.

  • They are trained in solving problems related to apparel design and development, manufacturing, and allied fields.

  • While pursuing this programme, the students are kept updated with the latest practices and methods in the area of sewn products as well. 

Areas of study

Following are topics that are taught to the students of apparel production:

Production: Spreading & Cutting of Apparel Products, Apparel Production Planning & Control, Computer Aided Production Planning, Lean Manufacturing, Sewn Product Machinery & Equipment’s, Sustainable Production, Production & Operations Management, Product Analysis & Development

Industrial Engineering: Work Study for Apparel Manufacturing, Ergonomics, Plant Layout, Maintenance Management

Management: IPR, OB, HRM, Fashion Merchandising, Entrepreneurship Management, Costing of Apparel Products, Research Methodology, Apparel Quality Management, Apparel Standard Specification & Quality Control, Joint Venture & Acquisition, Project Management, Training & Development of Supervisors

CSR Information Technology: Computerized Data Management, Structured System Analysis & Design, RDBMS, MIS, VB.Net, Web Technology, ERP, E-Commerce, Auto CAD

Textile: Fabric Science, Dyeing, Printing & Finishing, Fabric Objective Measurement Fit Appreciation: Pattern Making, Apparel CAD & Grading, Garment Construction Research Project & Internships


Varied career fields

After completion of the course, students can pursue careers in the following areas-

Garment Production

Production Planning

Quality Assurance

Entrepreneur Development

Garment Fit

Human Resource Management

Industrial Engineering

System Analysis

Product Development

Software Application


Merchandising for retail and export

Project Analysis

Positions offered by the industry

Listed below are the positions that one can join after completing a course in Apparel Production:

Sampling room coordinator

Supply Chain Manager

Production controller

Fit analysts

Retail planner


Product development manager

Quality controller

CSR professional

Shop floor manager


Quality Assurance Professional

Production planner


Industrial Engineer and Manager

Top employers

Top employers that recruit graduates of Apparel Production are as follows-

Ambattur Clothing Company

Intimate Fashion India Pvt. Ltd

PT Ameya Living Style, Indonesia

Aquarelle India Pvt. Ltd

L T Karle

Rajesh Bheda Consulting

Arvind Mills

Laguna Clothing

Raymonds Pvt Ltd

AYN Accessories, Hong Kong

Landmark, Dubai

Reliance Brands

Banswara Syntex Surat & Daman

Laven Fashions Pvt. Ltd.

Sabyasachi couture Pvt, Kolkata

Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd.

Leather Crafts (India) Ltd

Scotts Apparels Group


Levi Strauss

Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd

Celebrity Fashions

Madura Garments

Silver Spark Apparel Ltd.

Color Plus

Matrix Clothing


Evolv Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd

Modern Denim


Fiber& Fabrics International Pvt. Ltd

Neeti Clothing

The Shirt Company


Norwest Industries Limited, Bangladesh

Young Brand Apparel


Gokaldas Exports

Orient Craft

Indian Terrain


Average salary for apparel production graduates

Depending on the brand, company and location, an apparel production graduate can expect to earn anything between Rs.1.4 lakh to Rs.5 lakh annually.


NIFT campuses offering bachelor of fashion technology in apparel production

The campuses of NIFT offering B.F.Tech in apparel production are mentioned below:

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