Accessory Testing Services
Intertek designs quality and safety testing solutions for fashion accessories brands, retailers and manufacturers to ensure your products are compliant with global regulations, as well as your own standards.
Intertek’s global network provides end-to-end quality assurance solutions to the fashion accessories industry, including testing and inspection services, to mitigate risk at every stage of development and manufacturing. From components, such as zippers, linings, interlinings, buckles, clasps and buttons; to finished products like jewelry, belts and handbags, Intertek experts assess and test the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of your fashion accessories, enabling you to deliver your products to market quickly.
Our fashion accessories industry solutions encompass the following products:
Intertek offers fashion jewelry testing services for both 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 eyewear meets minimum requirements for performance and quality standards in markets around the world. We test optical power (spherical, astigmatic and prismatic) properties of lenses, as well as frames for dimensional tolerances on nominal size, tolerance on screw threads, dimensional stability at elevated temperatures, resistance to perspiration, bridge deformation, nickel release and more.
Intertek tests sunglasses to ensure that sufficient visible light passes through while providing adequate protection from harmful UV exposure. In addition, we asses sunglasses for transmittance properties, optical powers, scattered light, material and surface quality, robustness, resistance to radiation and more for non-prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear.
Intertek tests the strength of straps and strap fastenings as part of the quality assessment of handbags and small luggage items. We 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 colorfastness 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.
Intertek labs not only ensure compliance with national and international chemical standards, but also provide prototype advisory services, production and pre-shipment specifications, and other methodologies developed specifically for your quality accessories.
In addition to Accessory Testing, Intertek helps clients build, maintain, and protect their brands through assurance and advisory services that go above and beyond regulatory compliance, to bring quality and safety to life.