SGS approved by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) as its First Third-Party Laboratory Member

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and
certification company, has been officially approved as a Third-Party Laboratory
Member and will soon be extending its fiber fragmentation testing services
beyond consortium member organizations.

The textile industry has become increasingly aware of
the issue of fiber fragmentation and its potential as a serious environmental
polluter. The
goal of TMC, founded in 2018, is to facilitate the
development of practical solutions for the industry to minimize fiber fragmentation
and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing and product
life cycle.

The collaboration with SGS will provide TMC’s brand,
retail and supplier
members, with bespoke support and
standardized testing services. Utilizing its global network of testing
laboratories, including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei City
, members will gain access to our testing services to help them understand the
requirements, whilst demonstrating their environmental responsibility and
improving sustainability along the supply chain.

Yvonne Tse, Vice President – Global Softlines, SGS,
: “We are delighted to
become TMC’s first approved third party laboratory and welcome the opportunity it
brings to work collaboratively with TMC members and the wider textile
and apparel
industry to support them in
taking the practical steps needed to accelerate
reductions in fiber fragmentation.”

About SGS Softlines

SGS offers a wide range of services to the softlines
and accessories industry, at every stage of the value chain,
with services to help them meet the requirements of
regulators, distributors, retailers and consumers around the world.

helps to ensure the quality, safety and sustainability of products, and their
mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands
of the market. Its softlines and accessories services cover:

  • Textiles and
  • Shoes (and
    other footwear)
  • Bags and
  • Jewelry
  • Linens and
  • PPE

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For further information, please contact:

Louann Spirito

Sr Director, Softlines

SGS North America Inc.


About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification
company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices
and laboratories around the world.

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