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This article was a collaborative effort among various members of the Asia Quality Focus team.

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Creating a Quality Control System For Manufacturing Leather Apparel and Accessories

by AQF Team on 7 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Leather is one of the most versatile materials in fashion, lending itself to everything from pants and jackets to accessories like shoes, belts, watch bands, bracelets, handbags, and more. 

4 International Quality Standards for Fashion Accessories

by AQF Team on 1 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Fashion brands need to satisfy various regional and international standards for manufacturing their products. If you’re planning to sell or manufacture fashion apparel or accessories in the U.S. or EU, you need to be up to date on the latest standards or risk being stopped at customs.

Topics: Jewelery, Textile Products

How AI Can Improve Sustainability in Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 6 Jul 2023 | 0 Comments

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in manufacturing is not an entirely new concept. In the past, AI has been used to automate production processes, allowing for faster production times and improved quality control. However, AI can also be used to create more sustainable solutions.

Sustainable Manufacturing: Why It Begins With Quality

by AQF Team on 29 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments

Sustainable manufacturing can ultimately be boiled down to three main objectives: use fewer resources, emit less carbon, and produce less waste.

Topics: environmental compliance audit, quality control standards

Social Compliance Checklist for Brands and Retailers

by AQF Team on 13 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments

We hear these stories in the news all the time: workers striking, factory shutdowns, protestors lobbying against child labor. The public are demanding more from brands and regulations are increasing in this space.

4 Ways To Maintain Product Quality During Electronics Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 27 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

Recalls resulting from product safety problems with consumer electronics cause severe damage to brand reputation and profits. It is crucial for brands and importers to ensure products are safe and working properly before they reach consumers. 

Topics: Consumer Electronics

How to Avoid Counterfeit Parts When Sourcing Electronic Components

by AQF Team on 18 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

Counterfeiting is a growing problem for electronics brands. Some studies have shown that the industry of counterfeit goods is worth up to $3 trillion, with electronics components making up a large share of that market.

Topics: Consumer Electronics

Raising the Product Quality Bar for Outdoor Products

by AQF Team on 11 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

The market for high-quality outdoor gear is strong. The industry has grown steadily since 2018 and is expected to grow another 2.1% in 2023 alone. But with opportunity comes competition; brands that want to win need to understand their customers better than anybody else.

Topics: Product Inspection

How Outdoor Brands Are Navigating Product Quality and Overcoming Challenges

by AQF Team on 4 Apr 2023 | 0 Comments

Getting outdoors is about leaving your comfort zone and pushing yourself. And for brands and retailers, this analogy describes the current business environment.

Pet Products Quality Control: Why Brands Need It

by AQF Team on 17 Feb 2023 | 0 Comments

Surveys show that over half the global population - and over 70% of U.S. households - have a pet at home. In 2021 alone, American consumers spent over $124 billion on pet products.

Topics: toy testing

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging