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 and 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.

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.

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. 

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

Main Textiles and Garments tests performed in a laboratory

  • Color fastness
  • Flammability
  • Phthalates
  • Heavy metals
  • AZO EN14362-1&2
  • Pilling, Original Sample, Sample after X wash cycle(s)
  • REACH
  • CPSIA
  • Traction tests on accessories ISO 13934, ASTM D5034
  • Appearance after washing
  • Care label verification
  • Adhesive test ASTM D3359-02
  • Fabric weight test / GSM test ISO3801
  • Carton drop test ASTM D5276
AQF Benefits
Garment Inspection
Garment Supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Garment function test
Garment measurements
Conformity assessment
Garment 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
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Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

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Supplier audit
From US$298
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Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

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Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

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

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Inspection +
From US$298
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Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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