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.