Apparel & Textile Products Testing and Audits

Apparel & Textile Products

Testing and Audits

Consumer expectations are complex and ever-changing, especially in an evolving sector like apparel and textiles industry. Meanwhile, producers and retailers demand complete assurance that their products meet stringent safety and legal rules.

Achieving these goals is critical to avoiding the danger of a bad reputation, garments return, and product recalls caused by avoidable concerns like poor quality or noncompliance.

OUR APPROACH TO APPAREL TESTING

Our comprehensive approach for softlines like as apparel and textiles at Bureau Veritas covers the following steps:
•    Product evaluation at development and pre-production stages
•    Testing to national and international standards
•    Assessments for regulatory and safety compliance
•    Product evaluation for appearance, quality control and performance
•    A technical support network to answer questions, interpret results; and help to manage your quality assurance program
•    Defect analysis of customer complaint items or manufacturing defects
•    Comparative analysis of own-brand products with the competition
•    Design evaluations regarding particular design concerns, or applicable regulatory and safety requirements

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Our quality assurance service for softlines is designed to ensure that products:
•    Meet regulatory requirements for each distribution country
•    Face minimal risk of substandard merchandise and costly customer returns
•    Are subject to enhanced risk management and brand protection

TEXTILE & APPAREL LAB TESTING CAPABILITIES:

•    Technical Outerwear Testing: including moisture vapor transmission, air permeability analysis, waterproof performance and thermal insulation properties; Ultraviolet protection test (UVF)
•    Down and Feather Analysis: including composition, oxygen content, turbidity and fill power
•    Flammability Testing: for general wearing apparel, children’s sleepwear and home furnishings (rugs, carpets, blankets, etc.)
•    Care Label Verification: and development to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission
•    Colourfastness Testing: washing, crocking, lightfastness, perspiration, water, saliva, storage test etc.
•    Detailed Yarn/Fabric and Garment Construction Analysis: including fabric weight, thread count, and yarn size, yarn spinning type
•    Fibre Composition and Identification: on specialty fibres such as wool and cashmere, along with all fibre blends
•    Mechanical Safety Review of children’s clothing to verify the product meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations for small parts, sharp edges, drawcords, etc.
•    Hosiery Evaluations on socks and pantyhose, including detailed fit analysis
•    Physical Testing: including tensile strength, tear strength, seam strength, attachment strength, etc.
•    Performance Testing: including elongation, abrasion & pilling
•    Trim Testing: for buttons, zippers, snaps, elastics, metal hardware, etc.
•    Toxicology and RSL Testing: formaldehyde, lead content, EN-71, AZO dyes, nickel-free etc.
•    Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL): tool BVe3, ZDHC, GRS, QCVN 40 etc.
•    Chemical Discharge Monitoring Services: for input chemical in production
•    Microbiology testing: odour test, anti-bacteria, mold analysis, etc.
•    Regulatory testing

At Bureau Veritas, we provide full-service lab testing to help safeguard your reputation and brand.

We can work with you to discover quality difficulties before to distribution, manage your private label brands throughout their life cycles, and analyse all of your items for regulatory compliance, including textiles, clothes, and home furnishings.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

A good quality assurance service does more than just evaluate the compliance of your softline items; it also protects your brand by providing a comprehensive package of analysis, inspection, and consultation to assure quality, safety, and other factors.

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