Quality Assurance

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 the fundamentals of knit fabric shrinkage including knitting parameters, dyeing and finishing parameters, and chemical finishing.

The Art of Shrinkage Control: Shrinkage Basics

Learn about the basics of shrinkage.

The Art of Quality Testing: Care & Appearance

Learn about quality testing: appearance, colorfastness, lightfastness, rating procedures, and dimensional stability.

The Art of Quality Testing: Durability

Learn about quality testing: strength, abrasion resistance, and pilling.

The Art of Quality Testing: Product Sampling & Conditioning

Learn about quality testing: product sampling and conditioning.

The Art of Quality Testing: Construction

Learn about quality testing: fiber, yarn, and fabric.

Understanding & Overcoming Skewing

Learn to improve the performance of your quality goods as textile expert Don Bailey delves into key textile techniques.

Understanding & 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

Consumer reviews impact purchases. Learn how apparel performance issues and fabrication changes can impact shopper loyalty to brands and retailers.

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

Learn about the absorption of liquid and its movement in relation to fabric.

Advanced Quality Assurance: Performance, Stretch, & 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.