CAF - SGS Technical Workshop: Apparel Testing and How to Interpret a Test Report

January 30, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Registrations:  8:00-8:30 AM

Apparel Testing and How to Interpret a Test Report 

Presented by:     Louann Spirito, US & Canada Softlines Business & Technical Head - SGS North America Inc.

Location:            Hotel Ruby Foo's,  7655 Decarie Blvd      MAP

Organized by:     The Canadian Apparel Federation, Vêtement Québec  and SGS North America Inc.

An all day workshop prepared for companies who need to routinely read and interpret test reports.


  • Why do we test?
  • How are the tests conducted?
  • What do the test results mean?

Tests that will be discussed are including but not limited to:

  • Regulatory tests, including Fiber Content, Country of Origin, Care Labelling, and Flammability Chemical and safety tests
  • Physical tests such as tensile strength, pilling and colourfastness.
  • Performance / Special Claim Tests - Quick Drying, Breathable, Water/Wind Proof, Water/Wind Resistant

The workshop has a non-technical orientation but detailed information will be presented.  Examples are shown of test data and how to interpret, incorrect and correct labels presented with explanation, cautions and frequent violations are reviewed.

Break out session will allow attendees to review sample test reports and interpret the test results and make a decision to accept, reject or re-work their garment.

Who should attend:

  • Quality control staff 
  • Product developers and sourcing staff that want to better understand product testing
Space is limited, CLICK HERE to register now!