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Textile

Our Textile Laboratories offer a broad range of testing services for all types of men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories such as casual clothing, outerwear, swimwear, belts, socks, handbags and gloves.


Key testing and evaluation areas include:

  • Compliance with government regulatory requirements for labeling and flammability.
  • Fabric construction, colorfastness, dimensional stability, skewing and appearance retention.
  • Physical performance, such as strength and product attribute testing.
  • Verification of special claims (stain repellency, water resistance and repellency, wicking and wrinkle resistance).
  • Trim and component testing (zippers, snaps, buttons and embellishments).
  • Compliance with product specifications (size, fit and construction).
  • Color approval.

We offer the following Textile Testing Options plus much more:

  • Colorfastness
  • Dimensional Stability and Appearance Testing
  • Fiber Composition
  • Flammability Testing
  • Fabric Construction
  • Physical Testing.

We also offer comprehensive Chemical and Analytical Testing Services:

  • Total Lead
    • Surface Coating/Paint
    • PVC/Plastics
    • Metals
    • Glass
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Nickel
  • pH of Water Extract from Textiles
  • Mercury in Surface Coatings
  • Toxics in Packaging

We also offer testing services for soft home furnishing items like bedding, draperies, table linens, rugs, towels and decorative pillows. Take advantage of our extensive experience in the testing and evaluation of soft home furnishings. We offer a range of tests addressing specific concerns and special claims, as well as complete product evaluation. Each of the Textile Laboratories is accredited* and capable of tailoring a testing program based on customer needs.

Testing Packages Are Available

*Not all testing listed above is included in our Scope of Accreditation. Please see our list of accredited tests available at each CTL location.

Testing Forms

Customers without CTL Online Application userids can use this form to get started with the textile testing process.

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Fabric Testing

Fabric undergoes snag testing

Testing: Fabric undergoes snag testing.

Fabric is being tested for durability when stretched

Testing: Fabric is being tested for durability when stretched.

Did You Know

You can benefit from Consumer Testing Laboratories, Inc. accreditations. Technically sound assessment and accreditation by internationally recognized accreditation bodies verifies our qualification to provide services in these fields. More Info