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[20 OCT  98] COVENTRY CLOTHING CENTRE PRESS RELEASE
Needle Policy Set To Get Manufacturers To The Point

Clothing manufacturers in Coventry are being encouraged to address the point of what could be a hazardous problem.

The Coventry Clothing Centre is urging local manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to customer care by setting up a 'needle policy'.

Mr Kelly Sandhu and Mr Ken Wyer
MR KELLY SANDHU, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CRESTPALM LTD AND MR KEN WYER, SEWING TECHNICIAN FROM CLOTHING CENTRE.

The policy is a part of broader strategy to ensure quality and safety for the end user.

One local company leading the way is ladies blouse manufacturer, Crestpalm Ltd. Managing director Kal Sandhu said that his aim was to ensure that no broken needles get lost during the manufacturing process and find their way into finished garments.

"We know that buyers are keen for suppliers to adhere to the most stringent standards on every aspect of health and safety and tracing broken needles is one important aspect of this.

"We make absolutely sure, that if a needle breaks an authorised person will take the remainder out of the machine and then check the garment thoroughly to make sure no fragments are left.

"Every piece of the needle has to be accounted for and if it is not, then that batch of clothing is discarded.

"We also make sure that a log sheet is completed each time a needle breaks or is replaced."

Mr Sandhu said he was delighted with the response from potential customers to the new policy.

"Our public commitment to the needle policy is already helping us to attract interest from buyers from some of the UK's major stores," he added.

Councillor Ram Lakha, chairman of the Coventry Clothing Centre, believes that the success of the local industry will depend on manufacturers adopting world class standards.

"I can only encourage all our clothing manufacturers to adopt this policy and make sure that it is adhered to," he said.

Particular emphasis is being given to manufacturers of baby and children's wear. In addition to the needle policy, manufacturers are also being advised to install a metal detector.

Health and safety experts at Coventry Clothing Centre are available to assist manufacturers on every aspect of health and safety.

 MORE INFORMATION:
Jane Grant, PR Support  01926 624994
John Dutton, Coventry Clothing Centre  01203 637025
   

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