Today’s savvy consumers look beyond price when purchasing apparel for themselves and their families. They are increasingly looking to invest in high-quality softlines items that will stand the test of time.
In addition, consumers pay more attention than ever to the quality of fibers and materials used to fashion the clothes, purses, shoes and accessories they purchase to ensure durability and ease of care.
For softlines and apparel manufacturers and retailers, having a trusted brand with loyal consumers making repeat purchases is essential to achieving success in the highly competitive apparel business. In order to produce reliable, high-quality products that loyal consumers expect, you need a trusted partner to conduct quality testing, inspection and certification.
Intertek offers apparel testing services for all categories of clothing, footwear, sleepwear, outerwear, hosiery, leathergoods, accessories and more, including:
Textile Testing: In a competitive industry full of complex regulations, it is imperative for manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors to proactively evaluate textiles to ensure they are producing the highest quality apparel from the ground up for demanding consumers. Ensuring textile quality and composition from the start results in long-wearing apparel that stands the test of time.
Footwear Testing: With thousands of choices available, footwear needs to not only be stylish, but also consistently well-made and free of hazardous substances to foster consumer brand loyalty. Intertek labs are strategically located to test all materials and components of footwear, regardless of where the product is sourced.
Leathergoods Testing: Consumers who purchase leathergoods are willing to pay a premium for apparel items made from this material known for quality and durability – making it necessary to ensure all leather belts, shoes, gloves and outerwear are genuine, free of hazardous chemicals and tested to withstand everyday use.
Jewelry Testing: 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.
Eyewear Testing: 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.
Sunglasses Testing: While many consumers choose fashion over function for sunglasses, national and global regulations also require sunglasses to provide adequate protection from harmful UV exposure – making testing a necessity in producing a safe pair.
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.