A Guide to Manufacturing Sporting Goods

by AQF Team on 30 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

In the fast-paced world of sports retail, the demand for high-quality and innovative sporting goods continues to grow. From athletic apparel to cutting-edge equipment, sports brands are constantly striving to meet the expectations of athletes and enthusiasts. But the journey from conceptualizing a product to seeing it on the shelves involves a complex process of manufacturing and preparation. 

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sporting Goods

Why Sports Equipment Safety Testing is Necessary

by AQF Team on 15 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Product safety testing is more than a formality, especially when it comes to sports equipment. Unfortunately, up and coming brands may overlook this aspect of the manufacturing process, due to budget or time constraints, and leave themselves vulnerable to product failures, recalls, and even lawsuits that can tarnish the brand reputation.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Sporting Goods

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

22 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by AQF Team on 12 Jul 2023 | 10 Comments
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist

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.

From Good to Great: How Pre-Shipment Inspection Elevate Product Quality and Market Reputation

by Lisa Roberts on 29 Jun 2023 | 0 Comments
Discover the benefits and key considerations of how pre-shipment inspections elevate product quality and market reputation.

Topics: Product Inspection

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.

The Benefits of Conducting Regular Environmental Audits

by Lisa Roberts on 16 May 2023 | 0 Comments
Conducting regular environmental audits is not only beneficial for the eco-friendliness of your company but also for overall productivity.

Topics: Auditing Factories, supplier audit, environmental compliance audit

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging