The overall goal of any storage method should be to protect the object from the agents of deterioration. The particular method chosen for storing any textile should be based on the textile’s condition and size, and all materials that come in direct contact with the object should be of archival quality. For example, sealed woods or metal, acid-free boards and tissues, unbleached muslin, and Mylar are all acceptable archival materials when used properly. Adhesives of any kind should never come in contact with the textiles. Light is usually the greatest threat to textiles and dyes and wherever the textile is stored it should be protected from both natural and artificial light sources. Ventilation is also necessary to avoid creating an atmosphere of concentrated corrosive substances that may originate from agents in the textiles or from environmental pollutants. Relative humidity should be kept constant at a level between 50 and 60 percent to prevent fibers from expanding and shrinking repeatedly causing dimensional distortion (King, 1985). Temperatures of 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 19 degrees C.) are considered best for textiles. Excess handling and mechanical stresses are another sources of damage. This damage can be minimized by limiting the amount of contact between items in storage by keeping detailed records of where each item is stored to reduce the amount of rummaging necessary and the number of items that must be moved when a particular object is requested. Whenever items are handled, they should be placed on a support such as a rigid piece of archival quality cardboard. Items that have become detached from the textile such as fringe, tassels, ribbons, or original poles should ideally be stored with the original object; however, care should be taken to assure that any original hardware attached to the item will not cause further damage to the textile while it is in storage.

Rolling and flat storage are the two best storage methods. Rolling is the most space efficient for large textiles that are in fairly good condition. Items that are fragile, frequently handled, or destined for display might benefit from lining or mounting before being stored. Before placing a textile into storage, examine it thoroughly for any sign of insect infestation or mould. If either of these conditions is detected, place infested textiles in sealed, clean, polyethylene bags and isolate them from the rest of the collection.

  • 65-70°F

    Suitable storage temperature

  • 50-55%

    Storage humidity

Process Flow of Store Section:

Working flow chart of Store Section

Product Receive: Here invoice is collect by Merchandiser, without invoice it is not possible make the inventory, because there is a list of Goods In invoice.

Inventory: After Comparing invoice with received goods, the goods are placed in inventory.

Inspection of Goods: Generally 10% goods are inspected, if found defects more that tolerance, the lot will be declared as reject and inform supplier for replace. Trims and accessories will be inspected 10% of total quantity. if found defects more than tolerance , then declared as reject.

Shade segregation: Here pieces of fabrics from all roll have to cut and made a blanket to segregate shade.

Shrinkage Test: from the fabric roll, 10% roll will be selected for shrinkage test . Piece of fabric cut from each roll at 50cm ×50cm and sends for shrinkage test. Shrinkage test repost then send to Pattern Section.

Issuing Product: Store always issues product for cutting and sewing section as per pre-requisition from that department.

Sustain balance: Store always keeps the sustain record after the issuing product in cutting and sewing section.