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Clothing and Textiles

Clothing and Textiles

Great to Wear: Quality Clothes, Fully Tested for Safety

Today, up to 7,000 chemicals are used in textile manufacturing, including coloring agents, agents that prevent creasing, or even to protect against mold during transport. Ensure the quality of your products with our lab test service. We are an accredited auditing body and can inspect and certify your textiles for harmful substance content and any physical, qualitative characteristics. We can also offer support for imports and exports to the European market and international goods providers, such as the GS mark.

Benefits At A Glance

As an accredited testing body, our services help you:

  • Ensure compliance with statutory and voluntary requirements concerning
    harmful substances and quality
  • Provide consumers with safe and tested products
  • Boost confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Gain a lead against the competition with a neutral audit seal

An Overview of our Services

Chemical Audits/Extract of Harmful Substances Audit

  • Prohibited Azo dyes
  • Pentachlorophenol, PCP
  • Formaldehyde
  • Nickel in metal parts
  • Cadmium in plastic textiles
  • Allergenic disperse dyes
  • Organotin compound, Tributyltin hydride
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH
  • REACH audits, REACH screenings
  • Phthalates


Physical Textile Audits/Extract of Quality Assurance Tests

  • Audit to check if textile is rub-proof, waterproof, wash proof, sweat resistant, iron proof, dry-clean resistant, seawater resistant, chlorine water resistant
  • Light resistant
  • Pulling and stretching tests, rip-proof
  • Alteration, seam turns
  • Pilling behavior, shower proof
  • Fiber compound
  • Zipper tests
  • Smell

You can find a complete index of services in the download section.


Extract of Certification and Test Marks


Further Services

  • Product-specific specifications profile for your company's quality assurance
  • Preparation of audit areas/plans for your products
  • Inspection of damage cases/reclamations

Statutory Basis and Other Audit Specifications

  • Chemicals Prohibition Ordinance
  • Consumer Goods Ordinance
  • EU guidelines, DIN and ISO norms
  • German Food and Feed Code (LFGB)
  • Regulation on textile fiber names and related labelling 1007/2001
  • Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex XVII

Official Duplicate Test

Our lab is authorized to carry out official duplicate tests for textiles.

Capabilities list

Our Capabilities list for chemical and physical tests on textiles, garment and consumer goods.

pdf Capabilities list 65 KB Download

Pollutants information

Our brochure "Regulations for toxic substances in textiles and leather products" (01/2013) contains detailed information on current regulations. The brochure is available in English and German.

pdf Order fax 11 KB Download
pdf Information of harmful substances - extract 205 KB Download

More information

pdf Consultation on a possible restriction of hazardous CMR 1A- and CMR 1B substances in textile articles and clothing (also shoes) for consumer use 63 KB Download
pdf German Federal Government Plans New Textile Labelling Act 51 KB Download

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Textiles - tested by TÜV Rheinland

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