SGS, the leading inspection, verification, testing and certification firm in the world, has been officially approved as the first Third-Party Laboratory member by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC).
And keeping its continual commitment to sustainability, SGS will be soon extending its fibre fragmentation testing services beyond consortium member organisations.
The textile sector is fast becoming aware of the issue of fibre fragmentation and its potential as a serious environment polluter.
SGS getting approved as TMC’s maiden third-party laboratory member holds relevance considering TMC’s main goal has been to help develop practical solutions for the industry to reduce fibre fragmentation and its release into the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle.
Notably, the association with SGS will help TMC’s brand, retail and supplier members with not only bespoke support but also standardised testing services.
Utilising its worldwide network of testing laboratories, including those in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei City, members will gain access to its testing services to help them understand the requirements, whilst demonstrating their environmental responsibility and improving sustainability along the supply chain.
Delighted overbecoming TMC’s first third-party laboratory member, Yvonne Tse, VP, Global Softlines, SGS, said that this is an opportunity to work collaboratively with TMC members and the wider textile and apparel industry to help them take practical steps to speed up the reductions in fibre fragmentation.
With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories across the globe.