Testing and Standards

Alternative Textile humidity test

The textile humidity test is usually performed by any AQSIQ licensed and ISO 9001 certified third party quality control company. It concerns many products with ... Continue Reading

AQF_Textile humidity test on-site and at the office
Testing and Standards

GSM testing method and product inspection

The GSM testing methods are used to measure the material mass (or density) per square meter. GSM comes from “Gram per Square Meter”. It is ... Continue Reading

AQF_GSM testing methods for garments
Quality Management

Factors affecting the textile color fastness

The textile color fastness is the capacity of a dyed textile to keep its original aspect without loosing color when being wet, washed or exposed ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Textile color fastness tests: ISO 105

The first time we started to talk about textile colorfast was in 1916. It is an old story in the textile industry! Since then some ... Continue Reading

Quality Alerts

Welcome to China Sourcing Trade Show Season!

With Global Sources starting up at the end of this week, followed by the Canton Fair, HKTDC and more, Southern China and Hong Kong are ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

PANTONE for Import Color Definition

Today, many buyers are importing goods from Asia with a special attention to the color specifications, especially for industries such as textile, gifts & premium ... Continue Reading

Quality Alerts

Hazardous Chinese Imports (RAPEX)

RAPEX is a European warning system for the fast information exchange between EU member states on dangerous products (except food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices).The latest ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

Bangladesh textile factories: financial pressures and risks

In Bangladesh, factories typically need a letter of credit to start production. However, local banks don't have enough cash to give an advance. Many factories are going bankrupt.

Quality Management

With Cotton Prices on the Rise, Inspections More Important than Ever

The price of cotton has surged to all time highs. Not only does it affect importers' margins, but it also increases the chances of quality disasters.