Increase customer satisfaction with thorough pre-store evaluation

Although most manufacturers check the performance of their garments through testing during production, few undertake independent evaluation on aspects such as wearability, fit and comfort. Such properties cannot be measured as readily with standard laboratory tests.
The UL Wearer Trial Service has been designed to be flexible in approach but to deliver extensive, impartial feedback. Manufacturers can specify the nature of the trial, its duration, the wearing or laundering profile to be used and any specific issues of concern.

Demonstrate quality, test for consumer perception

The following attributes help to measure the quality perception of potential consumers of your products:

  • Next-to-skin comfort and feel
  • Sensory qualities of the fabric
  • Product fit and durability

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Additional Services for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear at the UL Reading Laboratory

UL’s team of experts at the Reading laboratory have a comprehensive knowledge of standards and regulations, combined with a deep understanding of the potential risks associated with consumer goods.

UL provides quality inspections and factory audits, in addition to developing custom quality and safety assurance programmes for:

  • Toys & Juvenile Products
  • Children´s Apparel
  • Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Leather Goods
  • Premiums, Promotional and Licensed Goods

Mitigate your supply chain risks, reduce time to market and help avoid costly recalls with UL

Read more about our Textiles, Apparel and Footwear services here, or contact us