Fabric Inspection and Quality Control Standards

Fabrics are defined as a cloth or textile composed of threads and yarns that are woven, knitted or felted together to create a material used for clothes, various accessories and articles. InTouch has significant experience in the inspection of fabric, and the 4-point inspection standard.

Some of the fabrics which we inspect include:

  • polyester
  • rayon
  • acrylic
  • nylon
  • linen
  • acetate
  • cotton

Being updated with the latest international standards published by the leading authorities is core to our business. The following are the current international standards followed by InTouch in its fabric inspection and quality control procedures:

ISO 3801:1977
The International Standard Organization 3801:1977 describes the methods involved in the determination of the fabric mass per unit length and the mass per unit area. The ISO 3801:1977 standard applies to woven and stretch fabrics.

ISO 6940:2004
The International Standard Organization 6940:2004 describes the test methods for determining the burning behavior of textile fabrics when subjected to a controlled flame.

ASTM D1777 – 96
The American Society for Testing and Materials Test Method D1777 – 96 describes the test methods used to determine the Thickness of Fabric. This test method is used for pre-shipment testing of commercial shipments.

16 CFR 1610
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission developed the standard for the flammability of fabric used for in clothing. The 16 CFR 1610 applies to adult and children’s apparel except for children’s sleepwear, which must conform to additional standards.

AATCC 195-2010
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists developed test method 195-2010 to assist determine the measurement, evaluation and classification of liquid moisture properties in fabric. This test method applies to knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics.

AATCC 93-2005
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists developed test method 93-2005 for evaluating the resistance of fabrics and other flexible materials to abrasion. The fabric is subjected to various types of resistance such as flexing, rubbing, shock, compression and stretching.