Garments and textile product inspection varies significantly in terms of product types and product materials, from knitted garments and bulk fabrics to leather bags and accessories. But regardless of product type, materials or target market, experienced garment and textile importers find pre-shipment inspection essential for identifying quality defects and ensuring conformance to quality standards.
Although many factories in Asia have experience in garment and textile manufacturing, it’s still difficult for importers to communicate product requirements and receive their desired quality. During each soft-line inspection, AQF will verify conformance to your specifications relating to patterns, materials used, stitches-per-inch, grams-per-square-meter, and of course, fitting measurements.
AQF auditors have extensive experience inspecting both bulk textile goods as well as finished garments of all styles. In addition to being highly knowledgeable about quality defects affecting textiles and garments, AQF fabric inspectors are trained to look for discrepancies between material composition testing results and client specifications.
AQF also provides assistance with QC checklist development, including defect classification for common garment defects like broken and missed stitches, untrimmed threads, dimensions out of tolerance and more.
AQF ensures your specifications are clearly and concisely outlined to your supplier and inspector to provide you with the most accurate inspection report.
No matter your product, we’ll make sure you have the right team for the job. Bulk textile products are evaluated based on the industry-standard 4 point system that assigns “penalty points” to each defect found within predetermined segments of the fabric. And garments are always measured for conformance to predetermined tolerances for dimensions.
Our experienced and professional inspectors are available for your QC needs throughout Asia. With much of garment and textile production moving outside China to lower cost alternatives throughout Asia, AQF will be with you every step of the way.
You guys are quite efficient in making sure that you are in constant communication with our vendors to set up a time and day to have inspections handled... InTouch definitely pushed to make sure that inspections would be done in a timely manner. Any corrective actions that had to take place were executed well before the exit factory date.
Director of Production, Betabrand
Since InTouch does a more detailed inspection than what we had depended on with the factories, the quality of the products has improved. Where before when we might find 25 AQL defects, now it's down to three or four,because the factory knows that we want that cut back and InTouch is going to find it.
Administrative Assistant, Linstol
InTouch’s auditing reduced the level of risk, whether known or unknown, to our company. From the audit findings provided by InTouch, we were much more equipped to make the correct business decision with regard to an acceptable level of risk. The InTouch audit secured our decision making process.
Vice President of Purchasing, MJS Packaging
One of our customers had been through multiple suppliers year after year and had been let down with returns and rejections. With InTouch as our eyes and ears on the ground, we retained that business for 5 years without one single rejection or complaint.
Director of Operations, MMI Textiles
The speed that we get the reports is always good. We had an experience with some other inspectors where we had to wait an extra day to get the reports. Getting the report as soon as we can is very important, so we can make a decision and give feedback back to the factory.
Operations and Engineering Manager, Juku Gear
From beginning to end, InTouch is so easy to work with. The inspection report is literally there the next morning when I come into work. It really makes my job easier.
Inside Sales Specialist, MJS Packaging