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SGS is pleased to announce an expansion of its softlines testing services in Leicester following relocation of its laboratory to new, larger premises in the city.

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The move of its ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory maintains SGS's presence within the Whittle Estate in Whetstone, Leicester and ensures customers can benefit from an increasing range of testing and certification services demanded by today's textile and fashion industry.

Michelle Harrison, Laboratory Manager at SGS, said: "We are delighted with the opening of our new, accredited lab and pleased to maintain our long association with Leicester, a city with the second-largest concentration of textile and fashion manufacturing businesses in the UK.

"We are seeing greater demand than ever for our testing services and this move enables us to maximize the unique cashmere analysis services offered by SGS in the UK. We have installed more testing equipment, expanding our capability in testing; as well as providing the space to test larger items including furniture.

"Our customers will benefit from reduced turnaround times and easier access to the diversity of services that will help them meet the demands of regulators, distributors, retailers and consumers around the world."

Softlines and accessories testing in Leicester covers products including, but not limited to:

  • Textiles, including foam for home furnishing, linen and towels
  • Clothing
  • Bags and accessories
  • Raw materials, such as loose fiber and yarn

Our services include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Color and durability testing
  • Fiber analysis, such as Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) testing
  • Flammability
  • Performance testing
  • Physical testing
  • Technical advice & regulatory guidance

Find out more about SGS's Softlines services.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Harrison
Laboratory Manager
Business, SGS
t: +44 (0)116 284 6780

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