Rising expectations and demands of consumers present increasing challenges for the Footwear industry. Physical and chemical hazards are the primary source of product recalls. Manufacturers, importers, and retailers involved in footwear manufacturing in major manufacturing countries and globally must focus on optimizing the supply chain to control profit margins, stay competitive, meet delivery deadlines, and comply with safety standards.
AQF offers footwear quality assurance services for all kinds of shoes. Our expertise extends to hundreds of designs for men, women, children, and babies, and a broad range of materials such as leather, textiles (cotton, wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, rayon, lycra, etc.), synthetics (PU leather), rubber, foam, and plastic.
AQF verifies your footwear for compliance with relevant standards applicable to your product’s destination, based on AQF footwear inspection checklist (AQF#CK-SL-93). These include US, EU and numerous other standards, such as CPSIA, REACH, Prop 65, KC Mark.
The Footwear industry produces hundreds of designs, each necessitating a slightly different manufacturing process. AQF technical engineers work together with your team to incorporate your key risks and unique product specifications into our standard Footwear inspection checklist.
AQF inspectors verify the physical and mechanical properties of your products based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), perform product safety tests, and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and approval samples.
Some tests on footwear require a controlled environment to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulatory requirements. AQF inspectors select products from each lot and forward them to an accredited laboratory for testing.
AQF's expertise in footwear quality control and leading edge, quality management software provides even greater value to your organization. We assist you to set up and manage a customized surveillance program, optimize the use of limited resources, achieve your objectives, and build a culture of continuous improvement across your entire supply chain.
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.
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.
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!
Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.
Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.
Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.
Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.
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.