TRIMS vs ACCESSORIES

Trims and Accessories are 2 terms which are commonly misused in the garment industry due to several similar features. To become professional in this field, it is necessary for you to distinguish the above-mentioned terms.


1. SIMILARITY

Trims and accessories are those materials that are used in a garment other than main fabric (shell fabric). Even lining materials (fabrics) fall under trims and accessories.
To design a special style, or a noble suit, a luxury dress, or a shirt, pants or just simple casual hat ... we do need to use a lot of garment trims.

2. DIFFERENCE

 

No.

SUBJECT

TRIMS

ACCESSORIES

01

Technical Definition

The materials which are attached with the body of garments by sewing are termed as Trims.

The materials which are not attached with the body of garments by sewing, only used for garment finishing and packing are termed as Accessories

02

Non-Technical
Definition

Trims are the ultimate materials that are attached with the garments while using by the end users.

Accessories are the ultimate materials that are not attached with the garments while using by the end users.

03

Key Point

Trims are used as functional purposes.

Accessories are used as decorative purposes.

04

Example

Sewing Thread, Button, Tape Interlining, TPU Tape etc.

Carton, Gum Tape, Poly bag etc.

Source: http://www.garmentsmerchandising.com