BLC Leather Technology

Garment Testing

Garment Testing

With garments so popular in the high street it is critical to ensure that the performance of these products meets customer expectations. Despite many leather garments now being price point items, customers still have a perception of quality.

To ensure that garment materials perform as expected we recommend a range of tests. These are designed to test the garments' suitability for wear and include finish adhesion, dry cleaning, tear strength, colour fastness, pH, rub fastness, etc.

BLC offer garment testing at our UKAS accredited laboratory. BLC is one of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe and our aim is to deliver results within 3-5 working days.  Established for over 90 years we have the technical pedigree in leather garment testing to ensure fast accurate support.

Whilst many garment testing laboratories are only able to supply simple pass/fail test reports; BLC is able to offer additional support and advice immediately upon report of a sample failure. In addition our experience of different material testing means that we ensure the appropriate test methods are used at all times.

One of the most common consumer complaints is damage due to dry cleaning. It is no longer enough to label garments as "specialist dry clean only". There are several different cleaning methods all of which can cause different reactions with the leather. To combat this, BLC has developed a unique procedure in conjunction with Johnson Cleaners UK Ltd to ensure that leather garments are cleaned in the most appropriate way.

Please see our specification page.


Why choose BLC for your leather garment testing?

Please click here to download a copy of our sample submission form.

BLC can help with all your garment testing needs. For further details please contact the testing team on +44 (0) 1604 679999 or email

Click here for the terms and conditions for the testing services

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