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Clothing

Discover more about our garment and clothing testing

Fabric and clothing testing is crucial to help gauge product quality, regulatory compliance and safety, as well as to assess the overall suitability of garments. Testing covers a wide range of properties, including physical, structural and clothing performance. Our lab has extensive testing capabilities, with newly acquired innovative technology and equipment to more accurately assess weather, light and colour fastness, which are important measures within the New Zealand clothing industry.

Specifically, high-visibility safety clothing and reflective tape are critical components of workplace health and safety and most global markets have strict specifications for these items. Our lab team are specialists in this area, and can assist in getting the correct testing completed to meet compliance.

Contact us about clothing tests

Clothing and garment tests we offer:

  • Colour fastness to various agencies e.g. light, washing, rubbing
  • Dry cleaning and laundry shrinkage
  • Fabric density
  • Melting temperature
  • Moisture permeability
  • Pilling
  • Stain resistance
  • Zip strength
  • Compliant investigation
  • UV light protection factor
  • Resistance to water (spray rating, hydrostatic head)
  • Perspiration test

Products we regularly test:

  • High-visibility clothing
  • Retroreflective tape
  • Workwear
  • Fashion and corporate clothing
  • Outdoor clothing, sportswear, extreme sportswear
  • School wear and uniforms
  • Rainwear
  • Swimwear

Request a test

Request a clothing test via the online form here or email the team directly at textiles@nzwta.co.nz for more information.