Meet delivery and quality expectations from end users

AQF Bags and Accessories Quality Control Expertise

Intense competition, seasonality of markets, and continuous demands for innovation create a challenging environment for the manufacturing of bags in major manufacturing countries and globally. Quality issues and delivery failures impact directly on your supply chain efficiency, profit margins, and brand’s reputation. Retailers must implement effective quality systems to meet delivery and safety standards, along with the expectations of end users.  

AQF offers inspection services at every stage of the supply chain: from selecting new suppliers, through to in-process bag quality control, and final shipment. We examine all types of bag and fashion accessories including handbags, travel bags, backpacks, golf bags, purses, wallets, laptop bags, and more.

AQF verifies the quality, specifications, functions, safety, and compliance of your bags and fashion accessories based on US, EU, and numerous other standards including GB18041, REACH and CPSIA, based on AQF bag inspection checklist (AQF#CK-SL-90).

Bags and Accessories Quality Control Approach


AQF technical engineers work closely with your team to design a specific bag or accessory inspection checklist. AQF inspectors verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), perform product function and safety tests, and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and authorized samples. Your products’ workmanship is carefully examined, and defects are classified into subcategories to highlight the key improvement areas for production.

AQF goes above and beyond the average quality inspection service by combining our advanced quality management technology and substantial experience in inspection of bags. We personalize your compliance program, monitor results, and apply corrective actions necessary to support your objectives and achieve lead-times.

Main tests performed during an inspection of bags and accessories
  • Fitting test
  • Functions check
  • Pull test on seam
  • Adhesive test
    on logo and label
  • Color fastness test
  • Smell test
  • Metal detection test
  • Stitches per inch check
  • Inside stuffing check
  • GSM check
  • Loading test
  • Abuse/fatigue test
  • Export carton drop test



Some tests on bags and accessories require a controlled environment to analyze their compliance with the standards and regulations of your destination country. AQF inspectors can forward samples to an accredited laboratory for testing.

It generally takes around 5-12 days to test a wide range of garments including clothing, footwear, underwear, sleepwear, leather goods and accessories. In collaboration with WORMS SAFETY LABORATORIES experts, we recommend a selection of tests applicable to major textiles and garment safety risks. With our online system you get an instantaneous quote, with transparent pricing, so you can book immediately and accelerate the testing process.


Bags and Accessories testing in a laboratory

  • Color fastness test (GB 18401)
  • Flammability
  • Phthalates
  • Heavy metals
  • AZO EN14362-1&2
  • Pilling, Original Sample, 
    ​Sample after X wash cycle(s)
  • Traction tests on accessories ISO 13934, ASTM D5034
  • Proposition 65


AQF Benefits
Bags inspection
Bags supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Bags function tests
Conformity assessment
Bags checklists
Softlines engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia
Bags lab testing
Bags safety testing
We couldn’t have gotten this far without AQF

I appreciated AQF services before, but now I’ve come to realize they are a critical partner in our dealings with Chinese companies. We’ll never work with a company again unless AQF has first inspected to ensure we are contracting with a professional, fully operational and legally structured factory. We truly appreciate AQF team time, hard work and help to achieve resolution.

Laurie, Business Owner - Bags, Luggages, USA
The most humanized company

We are satisfied with AQF coverage area and online reservation system which is easy and intuitive. The communication with AQF is going well, most information is transmitted pretty quickly and on time. We were very pleased with the final reports and the results. Inspectors show lots of details and describe the errors carefully.

Sebastian, Quality manager - Manufacturer, Hong Kong
Exceeds our expectations

What AQF has done exceeds our expectations. They try and work hard to provide good services and meet our expectations for all our Pre-shipment Inspections. Booking online gives us convenience and expertise, helping all of us to manage QC easily. We are looking forward to more professionalism that AQF brings in future!

Ariel, Quality Control manager assistant - Importer, USA
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