Garment and Textile Testing Labs (Soft Line and Hard Line Goods)

Textile and garment testing labs

To guarantee the quality standards of apparel goods, it is imperative to subject the fabrics, trims, and accessories to rigorous testing conducted by reputable testing laboratories. Additionally, testing for the presence of restricted chemicals in garments and home textiles is essential.

The specific test requirements vary depending on the sourcing countries and product categories. Following the testing standards provided by buyers, garment and fabric exporters submit samples to testing labs approved by the buyers.

Many of these testing labs have a global presence. So, to find their local office based on your factory location, check the website. 

Below is a list of well-known testing labs in the industry:

1. SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. 

Core services provided by SGS include:

Inspection: Inspection and verification services, such as checking the condition and weight of traded goods at transshipment to control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets. 

Testing: Testing is done to reduce risks, shorten the time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of your products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards.
Certification: SGS also provides certification on products, processes, systems or services that are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards. 


2. Intertek

Intertek helps customers to assess their products and commodities against a wide range of safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards.
Core services provided by Intertek include testing, certification, auditing, safety, quality assurance, inspection, evaluation, analytical, advisory, training, outsourcing, risk management, and security services. Testing covers a wide range of products such as textiles, apparels, soft home furnishings, leather, leather goods and luggage. Company works with 300 plus global retailers and brands.


3. Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Group has consistently built recognized expertise, helping clients comply with standards and regulations relating to Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility.

Services provided by Bureau Veritas include inspection, testing, auditing, certification, ship classification and related technical assistance, training and outsourcing. When appropriate, Bureau Veritas also provides advisory services.

Large and small organizations, whether private or public, can rely on Bureau Veritas to support them in protecting their respective brands, assets, and business. We play a key role in both risk management and performance improvement.


4. TUV India Private Limited (TUV NORD Group)

TUV India Private Limited was established in 1989 as part of the German RWTÜV group's Indian operations. Being one of the first Certification Bodies to start operations in India, TUV India has been closely associated with the quality revolution in India. Starting with some of the earliest ISO 9001 audits by any certification body in India, TUV India, along with its parent group and CII, also organized some of the first Lead Assessor programs for capacity building in India.


5. Eurofins Consumer Product Testing

Check the following page for textile and leather testing details.



7. TÜV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd.


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