Softlines

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

  • Measurement Checks

  • Textile Color Shading

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

  • Fiber Identification

  • Banned AZO Colorants

  • North America Chemical Testing

  • Textile physics

  • Fitness-for-use

  • CPSIA Testing

  • REACH Testing

  • GB 18401 Testing

  • 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 softline 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

  • A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers

  • Industry leading turnaround time for testing

  • Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products

  • Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods

  • Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs

  • Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time