Softline Inspection

If you own a business within the fabric, garment & apparel, or footwear industries, Global Inspection Managing is committed to making sure that all of the products you sell to your loyal consumer base are of a high standard. Our softline inspection services are carried out by expert inspectors and auditors with experience in garment testing labs, making us the go-to company for all of your quality control (QC) needs. We also offer online booking facilities to make the inspection process as quick and simple as possible.

QC tailored for the textile industry

To ensure that each and every product you sell is of an impeccable standard, our quality assurance processes are meticulous and cover every stage in the supply chain. From the materials sourcing stage to the moment your product hits the shelves, we are on hand to test your garments for any defects or health and safety issues.

As our QC is tailored for the apparel industry, we only hire inspectors with robust softline expertise to ensure that your products comply with constantly shifting international laws. What’s more, each inspector and auditor must undergo regular training to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with news surrounding compliance legislation.

Checks for broken needles

Measurement and uniformity checks

Performance tests

Fabric weight tests

Textile colour checks

What products do Global Inspection Managing cover?

Our softline inspection services cover a range of products including:

What does lab testing involve?

We carry out a number of lab tests to ensure that your garments are safe, free from unwanted materials, and compliant with relevant legislation. These include (but are not limited to):
  • Harmful substance tests
  • Fibre identification tests
  • CPSIA tests
  • REACH tests
  • North America chemical tests
  • Tests for banned AZO colourants
  • GB 18401 tests

Why choose Global Inspection Managing?

We are leaders in our field thanks to:

  • Our high-quality supply chain intelligence
  • Our swift turnaround times for audits and inspections
  • Our online order management system
  • Our clear and affordable pricing system

During Softline inspections, we verify conformance to your products specifications with our dedicated team of inspectors.

Softlines tests

 Function check  Fitting test
 GSM test  Fatigue test
 Smell test  Stitches per inch check
 Seam strength test  Rub test
 For color fastness  Metal detection check
 Adhesive test  Stuffing material check
 Carton drop test  Moisture content test

The GIM Advantage

GIM's team of inspectors, auditors and lab experts are specialized by industry to ensure your products meet all safety and performance standards for your destination market.

Global coverage, local expertise
Detailed reports and photographic evidence
Reports posted online within 24 hours of completion
Dedicated and knowledgeable account managers


Answers to some of the most common questions & concerns.

What is softline testing?
Softlines testing services empower retailers, brands, and manufacturers in the textile, apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, and home textiles industries to guarantee the safety and quality of their product offerings.
What are the range of products softlines inspection covers?
Softlines inspection typically covers a wide range of textile and apparel products, including but not limited to:

  • Apparel, Footwear and Fashion Accessories
  • Home Textiles and Fabrics
  • Sportswear and Activewear
  • Uniforms and Workwear
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Accessories and Decor
  • Fashion Jewelry

Softlines inspection is essential to ensure that these products meet quality and safety standards, conform to specifications, and comply with regulatory requirements. This inspection process often involves checking for factors such as product dimensions, color accuracy, fabric quality, labeling, safety features, and overall workmanship to ensure that the products are fit for their intended purpose and safe for consumers.
How are the conditions for softlines testing of textile products?
The conditions for softlines testing of textile products can vary depending on the specific requirements, standards, and regulations applicable to the products in question. However, there are some common conditions and factors to consider when conducting softlines testing for textile products:

  • Testing standards and regulations
  • Sample selection 
  • Testing methods and safety precautions
  • Instrumentation and documentation
  • Compliance with standards
  • Reporting, certification and ongoing testing

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