In response to ongoing regulatory changes and increasing expectations from consumers, it is essential for retailers and importers to assess and test their accessories to appropriate standards.
Intertek labs around the world test components, such as zippers, linings, interlinings, and buttons to assess your accessory’s performance before entering the manufacturing process. Using tests for dry cleaning fastness, light and color fastness, water spotting, finish adhesion, and Veslic rubbing on finished garments and materials, our technical experts provide full evaluations for a wide range of items to ensure high quality, problem-free goods.
Tests include, but are not limited to:
Intertek offers fashion jewelry testing services for children’s and adult products to ensure compliance with relevant CPSIA, California Prop 65 and REACH regulations, as well as performance testing to measure torque, tension, compression, flammability, resistance to corrosion and more.
Intertek ensures that your brand’s fashionable eyewear meet minimum requirements for performance and quality wherever your destination market may be, helping promote healthy eyes and clear vision year round.
Intertek offers testing for transmittance properties, optical powers, scattered light, material and surface quality, robustness, resistance to radiation and more for non-prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear.
The strength of straps and strap fastenings is an important consideration in the quality assessment of handbags and small luggage items. Intertek is able to carry out strength tests utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to assess the risk of strap failures, whether at fastenings (e.g. buckles) or where the strap is attached to the body of the item itself. In addition, a full range of color fastness tests and water spotting tests can be performed to measure the risk of color transfer to clothing, along with possible blistering of leather finishes when exposed to water.
Intertek offers a comprehensive assessment of belts for labeling purposes, color fastness, and tarnishing of buckles and metal components. Whether composed of leather or fabric material, our experts test to clients’ requirements to ensure finished products are fit for consumer satisfaction.
Sophistication starts with comprehensive performance testing and chemical testing in watch products. Intertek labs not only ensure compliance with national and international standards, but provide prototype consultations, production and pre-shipment specifications, and other methodologies developed specifically for your quality accessories.
In addition to the accessories testing solutions stated above, Intertek also offers a full suite of services for each and every chemical found in your product including toxicity assessments, chemical certification and quality assurance solutions.
Intertek is also registered and approved by General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOIEC) to issue the Certificate of Inspection for exports of textiles, garments, carpets, footwear and bags, to ensure your products comply with new import regulations in Egypt.
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