The quality of workwear fabric is formed during all steps of its making, starting from spinning raw fibers into yarn to finishing a woven fabric. Yarn production, weaving a greige fabric, dyeing it (adding colour) and adding extra finishes (like Water Repellency or Oil proof properties) – all these main stapes are very complex processes. Therefore, the task of quality enhancement can be accomplished only by thorough and regular control system of each manufacturing step.
XM Textiles™ has developed and used the following three stages quality control system for workwear fabrics:
The 1-st stage includes control of early steps of workwear fabric production, namely:
1.1 Greige fabric examination
1.2 Inspection the colour of the fabric after dyeing and its additional finishes (like WR, Oil-proff etc.)
At the 2-nd stage XM Textiles™ examines the finished workwear fabric. According to common standards our experts inspect not less than 10% of total production lots.
XM Textiles applies “Ten Points” method of fabric quality control (QC), which is similar to the American system “Four Points”. Our QC-managers assigns a certain amount of points to each defect according to its kind and size. After that we calculate total amount of points per roll and make a conclusion about its quality.
At the 3-d stage samples of workwear fabric are tested in our lab according to ISO standards. We have the modern equipment and use it to test the following parameters:
- Color fastness to washing, wet and dry rubbing,
- Tearing strength,
- Tensile strength,
- Colour matching
- Water repellency properties (for PU-coating or WR-finish for workwear fabrics for raincoats etc.)
Other parameters we test in internationally certified labs (STR, SGS, AITEX(Spain), BTTG (UK) etc.)
- Colour fastness to light
- Formaldehyde content
- AZO content
- Shrinkage of workwear fabric for industrial washes (ISO 15797) etc.
Besides this Quality Control System (QCS), our workwear fabrics have been certified to Oekotex Standard 100 certificate by Testex AG (Switzerland) in 2015. Since then, Testex AG every year tests our fabrics and renew Oekotex 100 certificate. You can look at our last Oekotex certificate on this page.
We are focused on delivering to our clients workwear fabric, which is safe to wear and free from harmful substances and OEKO-TEX® certificate is a must have for all eco-conscious manufactures of workwear.
Buy XM Textiles™ OEKO-TEX® workwear fabrics to make healthier workwear!