Independent Testing Laboratories
To support your product development process, Cotton Incorporated has compiled a list of potential independent testing laboratories.
The Art of Shrinkage Control: Shrinkage Testing
Learn about “Shrinkage Testing.”
The Art of Shrinkage Control: Knit Fabric Shrinkage
Learn about “Fundamentals of Knit Fabric Shrinkage”, “Knitting Parameters”, “Dyeing and Finishing Parameters”, and “Chemical Finishing.”
The Art of Shrinkage Control: Shrinkage Basics
Learn about “Impact of Shrinkage”, “Shrinkage Defined”, “Types of Shrinkage”, and “Physics of Shrinkage.”
The Art of Quality Testing: Care and Appearance
Learn about “Appearance”, “Colorfastness”, “Lightfastness”, “Rating Procedures”, “Dimensional Stability”
The Art of Quality Testing: Durability
Learn about “Strength”, “Abrasion Resistance”, and “Pilling.”
The Art of Quality Testing: Construction
Learn about “Fiber”, “Yarn”, and “Fabric.”
The Art of Quality Testing: Product Sampling and Conditioning
Learn about “Product Sampling and Conditioning”.
Sourcing the Best Cotton Products: Understanding and Overcoming Skewing
Learn to improve the performance of your quality goods as textile expert Don Bailey delves into key textile techniques.
Sourcing the Best Cotton Products: Overcoming Shrinkage
Controlling shrinkage of textile and apparel products impacts the design and production planning in manufacturing or sourcing products.
Understanding & Overcoming Pilling
One of the most common complaints concerning product aesthetics and performance is that of pilling.
Consumers Speak: Apparel Changes that Impact Satisfaction
Join this webinar to learn how consumer reviews impact purchases and how apparel performance issues coupled with fabrication changes can adversely...
Advanced Quality Assurance: Performance & Stains
Oil and stain resistance are desirable attributes of fabrics—in the garments we wear to protect us, well, against ourselves!
Advanced Quality Assurance: Performance & Water
In the performance water chapter, testing is focused on the absorption of liquid and its movement on the surface of and/or through a fabric.
Advanced Quality Assurance: Performance & Stretch and Growth
The attribute of fabric stretch has associated properties that are as important as the stretch characteristic itself.
Advanced Quality Assurance: Flammability
Learn about the three flammability standards pertinent to apparel and children’s sleepwear.
Advanced Quality Assurance: Comfort
Learn the fundamental aspects of fabric comfort, from air permeability to drying.