Quality and Safety Assurance for Apparel, Textiles, Footwear and Leather
UL’s state-of-the-art laboratories help ensure regulatory and brand compliance of your products. Throughout the global supply chain, UL experts perform chemical and physical testing, quality inspections, and manufacturing audits to optimize products, mitigate the risk of costly recalls, and protect brands.
UL’s testing programs help ensure products are safe and manufactured to brand specifications. Our quality assurance experts help our clients address all phases of the global textile supply chain — from raw materials such as fiber, yarn and fabric, to components like snaps and trim, to completed garments, helping deliver quality products to the global marketplace.
Physical, Mechanical, and Colorfastness Testing
UL laboratories utilize recognized methods to test your products for compliance to international, federal and regional regulations:
UL partners with clients throughout the production cycle to assess risk and develop solutions that effectively evaluate the quality and safety of textiles and garments, including:
Safety testing of apparel and accessories for children focuses on small parts ingestion and strangulation hazards.
Primary laboratory testing includes: