Sourcing Tips /

Factors affecting the textile color fastness

AQF Factors affecting the textile color fastness 250x185 Factors affecting the textile color fastnessThe textile color fastness is the capacity of a dyed textile to keep its original aspect without loosing color when being wet, washed or exposed to the light. It is one of the main issue of the textile industry.
In the article « Textile color fastness tests: ISO 105 » we learned how to test the textile color fastness. Today we will see which are the factors affecting the color fastness. Continue reading

Quality Control Tips /

Pre-shipment inspection: production level

AQF Pre shipment inspection production level 250x172 Pre shipment inspection: production levelA pre-shipment inspection is the last opportunity to identify and correct issues “on-time”. This kind of inspection checks the goods quality and conformity to the purchase order specifications sent to the manufacturer. It is really an important one and the most commonly used. Did you know that the reliability of the pre-shipment inspection partially depends on the production level at which it is performed? Continue reading

Testing /

How to request products certification?

AQF How to request products certification How to request products certification? Some suppliers say that their products are conformed with CE, EMC, Reach, RoHS and other specifications. Laboratory Testing by an official “notified body” is necessary for certification. Importers need the certificates to comply with national regulations and sell their goods on the market. Which regulations to comply with? How to arrange laboratory testing for products certification? Continue reading

China /

China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC): Best of June 2013

AQF CSIC contributor2 China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC): Best of June 2013In June 2013, the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) presented a very useful article and many interesting videos from conferences held by one of the CSIC contributor: Ming-Global.

We recommend reading and watching the series to everyone new to China. Even experienced buyers will find some new bits and pieces. Continue reading

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