SGS extends fiber fragmentation testing services in partnership with TMC

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has extended its global fiber fragmentation testing services with approval from The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) for five additional laboratories – in Bangladesh, India, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam. 

TMC, which develops practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and its release into the environment, approved SGS as its inaugural third-party laboratory in 2021 with the approval of three laboratories in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei City.

The collaboration ensures TMC’s brand, retail and supplier members gain greater access to SGS’s global testing services to help them understand the requirements, while demonstrating their environmental responsibility and improving sustainability along the supply chain.

Yvonne Tse, Vice President – Global Softlines, SGS, said: “Our collaboration with TMC goes from strength to strength and we are delighted to extend our fiber fragmentation testing services within Asia and into Europe and the USA. We welcome the opportunity this brings to expand our work 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.”

The textile industry is 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 through the product life cycle.

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.

SGS 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 clothing
– Shoes (and other footwear)
– Bags and accessories
– Jewelry
– Linens and towels

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For further information contact:

Steve McDonald
Global Technical Manager
Connectivity and Products, SGS
t: +44 (0)7818 514346

About SGS
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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