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, InTouch will verify conformance to your specifications relating to patterns, materials used, stitches-per-inch, grams-per-square-meter, and of course, fitting measurements.
InTouch 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, InTouch fabric inspectors are trained to look for discrepancies between material composition testing results and client specifications.
InTouch 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.
InTouch 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, InTouch will be with you every step of the way.
“We highly recommend InTouch to any person or company in need of these services and are confident that working with this firm will resolve quality issues with your imports and save you money.”
Henry Lodge, President, Lodge Manufacturing
Mike Michelini, CEO, Electrapour
“We have been particularly pleased with your ability to work directly with our factories in China, putting in place key quality standards and inspection criteria since that first order. Andrew, thanks to you and your team at InTouch for allowing us to focus on what we do best. We’re looking forward to working with you again.”
Brenton Harris, Managing Director, Pacific Tiger International
“The level of service we received from the InTouch team was first-rate, and I look forward to working with them again.”
Simon Golledge, Procurement Director, The Continuity Company
“Your consistent attention to detail and expert recommendations have allowed us to proactively ensure that our manufacturing partners are reputable, reliable and (above all) socially responsible.”
Seth Lapine, VP of Retail Sales, Lapine Inc.
“By ensuring that our suppliers are Target-compliant, InTouch has allowed EDG to maintain and expand our business.”
Kenny Law, Director Operations (Asia), Expressive Design Group
“InTouch has greatly improved the quality of our garments by working hand in hand with our factory to raise quality and communication standards. InTouch is a very valuable partner in our business.“
Mandy Eaton, President, Vintage Couture Inc.
“We definitely find that this partnership and the general quality and ‘China’ expertise that InTouch provides to our organization give us an edge against our competitors.”
Fred Durham, Director of Operations, Commercial Pro