- Cotton picking: The first step in the process is to pick the cotton from the fields. This is done using a cotton picker machine, which separates the cotton fibers from the seeds.
- Ginning: After the cotton has been picked, it is taken to a gin where it is separated from the seeds and cleaned.
- Spinning: The cleaned cotton fibers are then spun into yarn using a spinning machine. The yarn can be either single or multiple-ply.
- Weaving or Knitting: The spun yarn is then woven or knitted into fabric using a loom or knitting machine. The fabric can be of various types, such as plain weave, twill, or satin.
- Dyeing and Printing: Once the fabric has been woven or knitted, it may be dyed or printed with a design or pattern. This is done using various techniques such as screen printing, block printing, or digital printing by the apparel manufacturers.
- Cutting: After the fabric has been dyed or printed, it is cut into pieces of the required shape and size using a cutting machine. These pieces are then assembled to make the dress or garment.
- Sewing: The cut pieces are then sewn together using a sewing machine by the dress manufacturers. This involves attaching the sleeves, collar, and other components to the main body of the dress or garment.
- Finishing: Finally, the dress or garment is finished by adding any necessary details such as buttons, zippers, or pockets. It is also pressed or steamed to give it a neat and professional look.
Once the dress or apparel has been finished by the dress factory, it is inspected for quality and then packaged and shipped to retailers or customers by the apparel manufacturers.