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

Fabrics testing 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
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
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298

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

Supplier audit
From US$298

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

Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

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

From US$298

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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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.

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