Eurofins | BLC textile testing

Textiles form the bulk of many fashion and lifestyle products on today's high streets and in online stores. Textiles are also often used in conjunction with the manufacture of leather products as liners in handbags and wallets or a the in-socks in shoes and boots. 

Textile testing is essential when manufacturing and retailing any textile products to the global market place. Dependent on the type of product, a series of textile tests are required to ensure that products are safe, fit for purpose and compliant with legislation. 

Consumers are becoming better educated and aware of their rights with the internet providing information on consumer law. 


Textile testing and product performance

To ensure that textiles perform as expected, at Eurofins | BLC we recommend a range of quality and performance textile tests:

  • Seam slippage
  • Seam strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear strength
  • Colour fastness to rubbing
  • PVC migration
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Finish adhesion (coated fabric)
  • Flex resistance (coated fabric)
  • Functional seam strength


Textiles tested at Eurofins | BLC

At Eurofins | BLC?, we conduct textile tests and product performance tests on the following textiles:

  • Wool
  • Cotton, flax and jute
  • Silk
  • Nylon
  • Polyester

Please read our testing terms and conditions.

Textile testing experts

Eurofins | BLC offers garment testing at our UKAS accredited laboratory. Eurofins | BLC is one of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe and our aim is to deliver results within 3-5 working days. Established for 100 years' we have the technical pedigree in leather, textile, and garment testing to ensure fast accurate support.

Whilst many garment testing laboratories are only able to supply simple pass/fail test reports; Eurofins | 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.

For textile testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - most textile testing results available within 4-5 days working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand textile test report, complete with before and after images
  • Technical back up and support from textile product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree with 100 years' of experience


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member, and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

Textile linings tests

Quality and performance tests for textile linings:

  • Seam slippage
  • Seam strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear strength
  • Colour fastness to rubbing
  • PVC migration
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Phenolic yellowing of white or pastel coloured linings
  • Colour fastness to water
  • Colour fastness to light


Specific textiles tests

Other specific textiles tests include:

  • Hardware / metallic trim testing
  • Functional seam strength
  • Handle attachment strength
  • Peel and shear strength of touch and close fasteners
  • Specification for slide fasteners


Textile chemical tests and legislation

We also conduct the following textile chemical tests:

  • Restricted substances
  • Formaldehyde testing
  • Azo Dye testing
  • REACH screening and testing
  • RoHS testing
  • China GB Standards testing
  • California Proposition 65 testing

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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