Quality Management

6 Pieces Of Advice For Importers To Control Quality Remotely

As an importer, it can be difficult to manage a supplier relationship in China from thousands of miles away, but that doesn’t mean quality control ... Continue Reading

Purchase Process

5 Steps to Successfully Deal with Suppliers in Asia

The frenzy of April’s trade shows is far away now and you collected many contacts for a potential supplier deal in Asia. What do you ... Continue Reading

5 steps to successfully deal with suppliers in Asia
Inspection Process

Measurement and fitting tests for garment inspections

Garment manufacturing is one of the complex form of production. Many factors affect the final aspect of garments: the fabric, the sewing, the design, etc. ... Continue Reading

Measurement and fitting test for garment inspection by the Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

How to control color fastness on garment

Are the fabric properties a factor concerning the textile color fastness? Joanna asked this question on the Quality Control Blog few days ago. The answer ... Continue Reading

How to prevent color fastness on garment by the Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Role of the swatches for furniture inspection

When performing any kind of inspection, it is always better to provide the approval sample to the QC inspector. It ensures a more reliable inspection ... Continue Reading

AQF_Rol de muestras de color en la inspección de muebles segun el Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Verify the CDF (constructional data form) of electrical appliances

Electronics imported into the European Union require importers to store documentation about the product for ten years. This information includes a technical construction file. Therefore, ... Continue Reading

AQF - Vérifier le CDF (données de fabrication) pour les appareils électriques selon le Quality Control Blog
Inspection Process

Approval sample role during a product inspection in China

We recently illustrated the importance of a detailed purchase order. It ensures a good understanding of the buyer’s requirements by the manufacturer and third party ... Continue Reading

AQF_Approval sample role during a product inspection in China
Quality Management

Production Samples for Textiles

Li & Fung, the largest sourcing company in the world, plans to remove 50,000 production sample prototypes in their creation process of clothes, saving millions ... Continue Reading

Purchase Process

Factory Agreement based on Golden Sample?

Smart importers are always looking for ways to safeguard themselves from factory pitfalls. Many will make QC manuals for the factory, and some will even ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

How to ensure color conforms in production

How can an importer of textile products make 100% sure the factory uses fabric in the right color? Here is a series of tips that any buyer can follow.