quality and compliance with specifications and relevant standards

AQF Textiles and Garments Quality Control Expertise

Customers’ expectations are high in the textile and garment industry. Any quality issue, price discrepancy, or late delivery directly affects your business finances and reputation. Retailers involved in textile and garment manufacturing in China & Asia must optimize the entire supply chain to stay competitive, meet delivery deadlines, and build an environmentally and socially responsible business.

AQF offers inspection services in China and Asia for all kinds of garments and home textiles such as shirts, jeans, jackets, underwear, snow suits, sleepwear, workwear, gloves, knit hats, socks, belts, scarves, aprons, and blankets. 

We verify your textile and garment quality, specifications, functions, safety, and compliance with relevant applicable standards: US, EU, and numerous other standards including ISO, AATC, EDANA, ASTM, based on AQF garment inspection checklist (AQF#CK-SL-123).

Textiles and Garments Quality Control Approach


Each inspection is customized by combining our standard AQF garments inspection checklists with your unique product specifications. We verify the quality of mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), identifying and classifying defects to offer an overview of your product’s quality. We also perform on-site tests and assess compliance to your product’s specification and approval sample. Checks include sizing, measurements, labeling, packaging, and packing.

AQF can add even more value to your quality control processes. Based on our textile and garment expertise, we set up and execute a customized inspection procedure, monitor the results, and help you implement the necessary corrective actions to reach your quality objectives and lead-times


Main tests performed during an inspection of Textiles and Garments

  • Smell test
  • Fitting test
  • Symmetry check
  • Color fastness test
  • GSM test
  • Adhesive test
  • Abuse test
  • Seam strength test
  • Metal/needle detection test
  • Stuffing material check
  • Barcode scanning
  • Carton drop test




Some textiles and garments tests require a controlled environment to certify their compliance with the applicable standards and regulations. AQF inspectors select products from the factory and send them to an accredited laboratory to have these tests performed. ​

It generally takes around 5-12 days totest 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.


Examples of garment tests in a laboratory

  • Colour fastness
  • 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
  • Appearance after washing


AQF Benefits
Garment Inspection
Garment Supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Garment function test
Garment measurements
Conformity assessment
Garment checklists
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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
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
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 to meet your quality objectives and avoid supply chain disruption. Guarantee time-to-market and ensure customer safety and satisfaction.

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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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