Hands-on expertise and a keen focus on detail

AQF Fabric Quality Control Expertise

Consumer expectations are high when it comes to buying apparel and decorating their homes. Any defects have a direct impact on the quality of the final product with consequences to supply chain performance, revenue, and customer satisfaction. It’s crucial for importers involved in fabric manufacturing in China and Asia, to meet all relevant regulatory requirements, as well as the end user's high standards.

AQF offers fabric inspection services in China and Asia for all types of fibers including cotton, denim, neoprene, microfiber, velvet, knitting, satin, nylon, bamboo, wool, silk, canvas, carbon, leather and more.

AQF verifies your fabric quality, specifications, functions, safety, and compliance with relevant standards applicable to your product’s destination. These include US, EU, and numerous other standards including GB18041, REACH, CPSIA, and ISO 105.

Fabric Quality Control Approach

Quality control of fabric requires considerable hands-on expertise and a keen focus on detail. AQF technical engineers use the industry standard four-point grading method, along with input on your main concerns and specific requirements for each product, to build a comprehensive fabric inspection checklist. AQF inspectors then conduct a series of measurements and on-site checks to verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits, international regulations, and safety standards. 

Some tests on fabrics require a controlled environment to analyze their compliance with the standards and regulations of your destination country. Our AQF inspectors select products from each batch and forward them to an accredited laboratory for processing.

AQF provides value-added services to improve the efficiency of your quality control in China & Asia. Using our expertise in fabric inspection and leading edge, online quality management software, we support you to set up, manage, monitor and optimize a surveillance program, to achieve your quality objectives and lead-times.

 

Main tests performed during an inspection of fabrics

 
  • Packaging check
  • Smell test
 
  • Color fastness test
  • Color shading test
 
  • Bow check
  • Hand feel test

Main tests on fabrics performed in a laboratory

 
  • Fabric fiber composition
  • Care label instructions
  • Eco-textile testing
 
  • AZO free
  • Color fastness to perspiration
    AATCC Test Method 125, iSO 105
 
  • Machine wash test
  • Flammability test

 

AQF Benefits
Fabrics inspection
Fabrics supplier audit
4 points grading system
Fabric measurement
Conformity assessment
Fabrics checklists
Softlines engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia
#1 partner for inspection in Asia

AQF is our #1 partner for inspection in Asia. They have proven flexibility, reactivity and ability to offer tailor-made services. Their pricing is reasonable and stable. Their online system is customized to make it fit to our needs. And, we appreciate the fact AQF inspectors are competent, able to understand our requirements and assess properly the quality of our goods.

Celine, Production Manager - Gifts & Premiums importer, France
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298
All-inclusive

Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

learn more
Supplier audit
From US$298
All-inclusive

Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

learn more
Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.

learn more
Inspection +
From US$298
All-inclusive

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

learn more
Download
OUR SAMPLE REPORT

Detailed and tailor-made. Discover how AQF assesses goods quality and safety when performing an inspection. Review an AQF sample report related to your product of interest.

send it to me
Need more information?
*indicates required
*
*
*
*
Thank you! An AQF quality advisor will contact you shortly.