Textiles & Apparel


MTS offers a wide range of services to the Softlines industry at every stage of the supply chain. We support retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in testing textiles and apparel from the initial fabric and trim samples to the finished products. We ensure your products are compliant with all applicable US, EU, and international regulations in relation to physical, performance, and special claims testing. It is our goal to provide the best service so that the products consistently meet or exceed your customer’s expectation.


MTS offers apparel testing services for all categories of clothing and more, including:

  • Textiles
  • Apparel / Garments
  • Home Textiles / Furnishings
  • Garment Accessories
  • Trims (e.g. zippers, buttons)
  • Carpets / Rugs
  • Costumes Accessories
  • Handbags / Backpacks
  • Hair Accessories / Elastics / Headbands
  • Seasonal items (e.g. Christmas Stockings)
  • Woven and knitted goods
  • Linens and towels
  • Leather goods
  • Footwear


Some common testing criteria for fabrics, garments, household & miscellaneous textile items include:

  • Fiber Labeling
  • Care Labeling & Care Label Development
  • Colorfastness Evaluations
  • Dimensional Stability, Torque & Stretch & Recovery
  • Fabric Construction, Fiber Identification, Fabric Weight
  • Fabric, Garment and Seam Strength Tests
  • Compliance with US & EU Regulations
  • Performance like Abrasion, Pilling & so on
 

MTS is accredited to test according to an array of national and international standards, such as:

  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Australian Standards (AS)
  • British Standards (BS)
  • Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)
  • German Standards (DIN)
  • European Standards (EN)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
  • Guo Biao Standards (GB) issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC)
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) / Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)