Our softline expertise ranges from garment & apparel, footwear and textiles. With our dedicated inspectors and auditors, lab testing capabilities, we can help you ensure quality products and supply chain compliance.

QC Tailored for the Textile and Apparel Industry

Quality assurance services and customizable checklists help to ensure the quality of your products at every stage of the supply chain: from the sourcing of materials, to initial production to store shelves.

Our softline inspectors and auditors go through online and hands-on training monthly to stay on top of the complex and ever changing international regulations.

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Softline Expertise

QIMA's textile expertise helps to ensure safe and quality products including:

Defects can be caused at any stage of manufacturing: dyeing, cutting, sewing or when packaged. Verify your product meets all specifications in the factory at any stage of production, including:

  • Broken Needle Checks

  • Fabric Weight Testing

  • Performance Testing

  • Care Labeling Review

  • Measurement Checks

  • And more

Lab Testing for the Softline Industry

QIMA is accredited to test according to national and international standards. Ensure your product meets consumer safety standards for your destination market with laboratory testing including:

  • Harmful Substances

  • Flammability testing

  • Fiber Identification

  • Banned AZO Colorants

  • Colorfastness

  • Fitness-for-use

  • CPSIA Testing

  • REACH Testing

  • PFAS Testing

  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Screening

  • GB 18401

  • GB 31701

  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) testing

  • Chromium (VI) testing

  • Formaldehyde testing

  • Allergenic and carcinogenic dispersion dye

Certifications for the Softline Industry

QIMA offers certification for a wide range of softlines products, which allow you to demonstrate to your consumers that your products have superior quality, and have been manufactured with adherence to good chemical management practices and sustainable sourcing principles:

The QIMA Benefits

  • Global coverage in over 100 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

  • Flexibility with fully customizable programs and reports to save time and cost.

  • Risk-based approach with analytical data to help you proactively identify and prevent quality and safety issues in your supply chain.

  • Fully certified and accredited to all major inspection, audit and testing schemes.

  • Custom dashboard to identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.

  • Personalized service with dedicated account manager and 24 hour customer support.

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