Shoes and Leather Products

Comfort Guaranteed

Quality and comfort are important factors your customers consider when they purchase leather clothing and shoes. On top of that, they also expect that your company provide toxin-free goods. We carry out chemical audits and quality checks according to national and international norms. Our tests include whether the material is colorfast, rub-proof, and shower proof. We also check the soles of shoes for their durability – ensuring that your customers are best protected against wet feet, even in the worst of weather.

Benefits at a Glance

An internationally recognized audit seal from TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Improve your market position with tested products
  • Document implementation of legal requirements via an independent institute
  • Communicate your high standard of quality
  • Boost your customers’ confidence in your products
  • Improve confidence in the quality and safety of your products

An Overview of our Services

Analysis of Toxins

  • Azo dyes and coloring agents
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Chrome VI
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel
  • Allergenic dyes or colorants
  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Plasticizers
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH
  • Antimonies
  • Organotin chemistry, Tributyltin hydride

Physical Audits and Serviceability

  • Color fastness
  • Waterproof
  • Shower proof
  • Shoe size and length of inner sole
  • Abrasion of the walking sole

Inspection

  • AQL - Acceptable Quality Level
  • PPC - Pre Producing Check
  • IPC - Initial Production Check
  • Du Pro - During Production
  • FRI - Final Random Inspection

Following successful audit of your products, you will receive an audit report and certificate.

Auditing Basis

  • Specifications of the EU guideline 2002/61/EG
  • German Textile labeling Act (TKG)
  • Auditing and evaluation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, PAH guidelines
  • Utensil use directive (BedGgstV)
  • Food, utensil, and animal feed directive (LFGB)

Product Tests for the following Leather Goods

  • Shoes
  • Leather clothing
  • Leather accessories such as belts and gloves