Home Textile Inspection and Quality Control Standards
Home textiles are woven fabrics, natural or synthetic fibers, or clothing materials that are manufactured to be utilized for home furnishings such as household linens, draperies, bedding, curtains, wall coverings, upholstery, carpets and rugs. Production of home textiles involves the manufacturing of the fiber, spinning of yarns, fabricating cloth, dyeing, and printing.
InTouch is one of the leading companies for inspection and quality control standard development when it comes to home textiles. This includes a wide range of products, such as curtains, bedding, pillows, cushions, pet beds, bathroom textiles, rugs, carpet, and more.
In development of our inspection protocols and quality control standards, we take into account a wide range of information, including some of these well-known international standards:
Oeko-Tex an international testing and certification system for home textiles, limiting the use of certain chemicals. Oeko-Tex was developed in 1992 and is used as a safety standard used to check for any harmful chemicals or substances at each stage in the production process.
American Society for Testing and Materials
The ASTM D6322 – 07 test methods for textile care procedures describes U.S and Canadian test methods used in the process of determining textile colorfastness, susceptibility to damage from retained bleaching agents, dimensional stability, safe ironing temperatures and appearance retention.
IMO Textile and Certification
IMO Textile and Certification is used for the ecological quality of textiles. Manufacturers and consumers worldwide recognize the IMO textile certification.
Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard is used to ensure organic status of textiles. This standard applies to harvesting of the raw materials, manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorists
The AATCC Test Method 94-2007 provides specifications for identifying the various finish components present on textile fabrics, yarns or fibers.
The AATCC Test Method 30-2004 is used to determine the vulnerability of the textile materials to mildew and to evaluate the potency of fungicides on the textile materials.
The Association for Contract Textiles
The Association for Contract Textiles has developed five separate certifications that assure textiles perform up to international standards that include flame resistance, crocking resistance, ultra-violet light resistance , physical properties, and abrasion.