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FABRIC AND APPAREL

PERFORMANCE TESTING
PROTOCOL

Updated: January, 2018


GUIDELINES FOR FABRIC AND APPAREL TESTING ............................ 3
ADULTS/CHILDREN--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3

FABRIC TESTING AND PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS .................. 5


1. WOVEN FABRIC ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5

2. KNIT FABRIC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8

3. FUNCTIONAL FINISHED FABRICS AND GARMENTS -------------------------------- 11

GARMENT TESTING AND PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS ........... 12


1. WOVEN GARMENTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 12

2. KNITWEAR CUT-SEW GARMENTS AND SWEATERS -------------------------------- 15

3. LEATHER GARMENTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17

4. INTIMATE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18

5. DOWN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21

6. YOGA GARMENT ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22

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Guidelines for Fabric and Apparel Testing
ADULTS/CHILDREN

TEST DESCRIPTION APPAREL


WITH TESTING CONDITIONS TEXTILES
S = Standard Performance Tests NATURAL & LEATHER
SYNTHETIC & BLEND
F = Tests may be Performed in Fabric Form REGENERATED
FIBERS
FIBERS
FIBER CONTENT LABELING
1) Fiber Content F Meet Condition Meet Condition
1) Blended Fibers
2) Single Fiber
a) Specialty Wool Fibers such as Cashmere, Mohair,
Camel Hair, Angora, Llama, or Vicuna.

b) Graded Wool, Merino Wool, Lamb’s Wool


c) Linen
3) Fur, Faux Fur
4) Linings used for Warmth
5) Upon request
CARE LABELING
2) Dimensional Stability to Laundering S S
S
3) Dimensional Stability to Dry Cleaning S S
(Leather Clean)
4) Appearance after Laundering S S
S
5) Appearance after Dry Cleaning S S
(Leather Clean)
Colorfastness to LaunderingF
6) S S
/Colorfastness to Washing
F S
7) Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning S S
(Leather Clean)
8) Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine BleachF S S
9) Seam Torque / Spirality (Knits) Meet Condition Meet Condition
Single Knits such as Jersey, French Terry, Pique, etc.
using Single Yarn (20/1, 30/1, etc.), Loose and Open
Structured Fabrics

FLAMMABILITY COMPLIANCE
Meet Condition Meet Condition
10)Flammability (General Wearing Apparel)F

1) Plain Surface Fabrics Weighing


under 3.0 oz/yd2 (100 gm/m2, 23 momme)
2) Fabrics with Raised Fiber Surface
Exemptions - Fabrics made Entirely or in Combinations
of Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic, Modacrylic, Olefin, and
Wool Fibers
For additional information, refer to "Flammability
Testing" in this Section of the Manual

PERFORMANCE ASSURANCE
11)
Colorfastness to Crocking /Colorfastness to
Rubbing (Medium & Dark S S S
Colors)F
12)Colorfastness to WaterF Meet Condition Meet Condition
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block
2) Only conduct on Label Vs Body, Inner Vs Body for
high risk contrast color
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only

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TEST DESCRIPTION APPAREL
WITH TESTING CONDITIONS TEXTILES
S = Standard Performance Tests NATURAL & LEATHER
SYNTHETIC & BLEND
F = Tests may be Performed in Fabric Form REGENERATED
FIBERS
FIBERS
13)Colorfastness to Light F Meet Condition Meet Condition Meet Condition
Silk, Wool, Pigment Dyes / Prints, Bright Colors, Golf
and Tennis Apparel, Leather
F
14)Colorfastness to Perspiration Meet Condition
Silk, Golf and Tennis Apparel
Meet Condition Meet Condition
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool Water
15)
Swimwear
Colorfastness to Sea Water Meet Condition Meet Condition
16)
Swimwear
17)Tensile Strength (Woven)F S S
18)Seam Slippage (Woven)F S S
19)Tearing Strength (Woven)F S S
20)Seam Breaking Strength (Woven) Meet Condition Meet Condition
Seam determined to be with Weak Sewing Threads or
Low Stitch Density
21)Abrasion Resistance (Woven) F Meet Condition Meet Condition
Plain Fabric
22)Pilling ResistanceF Meet Condition Meet Condition
Raised Fiber Surfaces (Sueded, Brushed, Napped,
Sanded), Fabrics made of Wool, Acrylic,
Polyester/Cotton or Rayon Blends
23)Stretch and Recovery (Woven)F Meet Condition Meet Condition
Fabrics with Spandex / Elastane
24)Bursting Strength (Knits)F Meet Condition Meet Condition
Weak Knits, Very Light or Open Knits, Fabrics Treated
with Resin
Colorfastness to Dye Transfer Meet Condition Meet Condition
25)
in Storage F
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block
2) Only conduct on Label Vs Body, Inner Vs Body for
high risk contrast color (upon requested)

26)Colorfastness to Ozone (woven)F Meet Condition Meet Condition


Denim or White
27)Pile RetentionF
Meet Condition Meet Condition
Pile Fabrics - Corduroy, Velvet, Chenille, etc.
28)Bowing and SkewingF Meet Condition Meet Condition
Woven Fabric - Twill Bottom, Denim Bottom, Yarn Dyed
Plaid Check/Stripe
29)Fabric WeightF S S

30)Colorfastness to Saliva Meet Condition Meet Condition Meet Condition


36 months or below
Restricted Substances Tests Refer to Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Fabric Testing and Performance Specifications
1. WOVEN FABRIC
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
AATCC 20 / 20A/ JIS L 1030 :
No Tolerance for Single Fiber
AATCC 20 / 20A +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends
(For products without Japan /
China orders) China requirement:
No Tolerance for Single Fiber
JIS L 1030(For products with
Fiber Content Japan orders) All
Result >15%: ±5%;
Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
FZ/T01053,GB/T 2910, GB/T
2911, FZ/T 01057, FZ/T 01026, For Blends: the recommended Fiber
FZ/T 01095 Content must be based on actual results
(For products with China Orders) (rounded to the nearest whole number)
even the test results are within 3%
tolerance
Fabric Weight ASTM D 3776 All +/- 3.0% Tolerance from Standard
Fabric Count (Ends x Picks) ASTM D 3775 All +/- 5% Tolerance from Standard
Dimensional Stability to Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -3%
Laundering Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -5%, for
3 times washing is required for, AATCC 135 (modified) two-way Stretch Fabrics
Washable Fabrics
Novelty Fabric/Trim, After 3 washes Maximum, Length: -5%, Width: -5%, for
Embellishment, and/or with Foil four-way Stretch Fabrics
Print No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Laundering
3 times washing is Novelty Visual
Washable Fabrics For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, After 3 washes
Color Change and Staining:
and/or with Foil Print
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Dimensional Stability to Dry Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -3%
Cleaning Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -5%, for
One Time Only Dry Cleanable two-way Stretch Fabrics
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be AATCC 158
Fabrics Maximum, Length: -5%, Width: -5%, for
required based on Novelty
four-way Stretch Fabrics
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or
Fiber Content No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time Only
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be Visual
Washable Fabrics For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
required based on Novelty After 3 washes
Color Change and Staining:
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or
Fiber Content Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Bowing: Maximum 1".
Bowing and Skewing ASTM D 3882 All Skewing: Maximum 3% of Fabric Width or
1.5”
All Non-Exempt
Flammability 16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1 ONLY
Fabrics
ASTM D 3512,
30 minutes
Pilling Resistance As requested Minimum 3.0
(For products without Japan
orders)
ASTM D 4685
Pile Retention (Face 300 cycles / Back 100 Pile Fabrics Minimum 3.5, Face and Back
Cycles)

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
Plain Fabrics up to No rupture to 10,000 cycles
7.5 oz/yd2
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 4966
Plain Fabrics over No rupture to 15,000 cycles
7.5 oz/yd2
Linen Fabrics, Stiff
Fabric (e.g. densely
No Rupture or Damage,
Abrasion Flex (Optional) ASTM D 3885 woven or chemical
Minimum 1,000 Cycles
finished stiffening
with very little drape)
Abrasion Flat (Frosting) Durable press, Top
AATCC 119 Color Change: Minimum 3.0, 1200 Cycles
(Optional) stitch
Shorts, Pants, Minimum 50 Lbs
Jeans, Jackets
Blouse, Skirt, Minimum 25 Lbs
Tensile Strength ASTM D 5034 – Grab Method
Dress, Lining
Intimate < or equal 3 oz/yd2: Minimum 25lbs;
>3 oz/yd2: Minimum 50lbs
Shorts, Pants, 2.5 Lbs Minimum
Jeans, Jackets, All
Plus Size Styles

Blouse, Skirt, 1.5 Lbs Minimum


Tearing Strength ASTM D 1424 Dress, Lining,
excluding Plus Size
Styles
Intimate < 3 oz/yd2: Minimum 1.5lbs;
3~6oz/yd2: Minimum 2.0lbs
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 2.5lbs
Shorts, Pants, Minimum 25 Lbs
Jeans, Jackets, All 1/4" Seam Opening / Separation
Plus Size Styles
Skirt, Dress, Minimum 15 Lbs
Blouse, Shirt, 1/4" Seam Opening / Separation
Seam Slippage ASTM D 434 Lining, excluding
Plus Size Styles
Intimate < 4 oz/yd2: Minimum 15lbs;
4~6oz/yd2: Minimum 20lbs
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 25 lbs
Maximum ¼” Seam Opening / Separation
All, Except Silk and Minimum 25 Lbs
Lining
Silk or Lining Minimum 15 Lbs
Seam Breaking Strength ASTMD D 1683
Intimate < 4 oz/yd2: Minimum 15lbs;
4~6oz/yd2: Minimum 20lbs
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 25 lbs
All Bottom Weight Elongation: Minimum 15 %,
Stretch Fabrics Net Growth: Maximum 4%, 30 minutes
Stretch and Recovery ASTM D 3107 (4.0 Lbs)
All Top Weight Elongation: Minimum 10%,
Stretch Fabrics Net Growth: Maximum 6%, 30 minutes
Colorfastness to Laundering/ Color Change: Minimum 4.0
All
Colorfastness to Washing Staining: Minimum 3.0
Sample exclude Novelty Trims,
Embellishment, and/or with Foil AATCC 61, 2A Color Change and Staining:
COLOR BLOCK
Print if 3 times washes are Refer to KS&C# 3 Minimum 4.5 (white)
refer to KS&C#4
required for Appearance after Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Wash
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine
Soaking Test (TS-001) All Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Bleach
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
All
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Color Change and Staining:
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132 Minimum 4.5 (white)
COLOR BLOCK
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
refer to KS&C#4

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
AATCC 8 AATCC 8 / ISO 105-X12:
(For products without Japan / All, except Below Dry: Minimum 4.0
China orders) Wet: Minimum 3.0
Dark Shades Dry: Minimum 4.0
JIS L0849 Type 1 Wet: Minimum 2.5
(Black, Red, Navy)
(For products with Japan orders)
Indigos Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0
Colorfastness to Crocking/ Pigments Dry: Minimum 3.5; Wet: Minimum 2.5
Colorfastness to Rubbing GB/T 3920:
Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0 ; Wet: Minimum
GB/T 3920 / ISO 105-X12 2.0 – 3.0 depends on FZ standard
(For products with China orders) Children: Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet:
Minimum 2.0 – 3.0 depends on FZ
standard
AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:
All Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 107
Colorfastness to Water Staining: Minimum 3.0
(For products without China
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block Color Change and Staining:
orders)
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, COLOR BLOCK Minimum 4.5 (white)
Inner Vs Body for high risk refer to KS&C#4 Minimum 4.0 (other color)
contrast color Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only GB/T 5713:
GB/T 5713 / ISO 105-E01
All Adults: Minimum 3.0
(For products with China orders)
Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E04:
All Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 15
Staining: Minimum 3.
(For products without China
Color Change and Staining:
orders) COLOR BLOCK
Colorfastness to Perspiration Minimum 4.5 (white)
refer to KS&C#4
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
GB/T 3922:
GB/T 3922/ ISO 105-E04
All Adults: Minimum 3.0
(For products with China orders)
Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 16/20 AFU
All, Except Silk
(For products without Japan
orders)
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 16/ 5 AFU
Colorfastness to Light
(For products without Japan Silk
orders)
JIS L 0842 (For Minimum 3.0
All
products with Japan orders)
Colorfastness to Dye Transfer
in Storage
Contrast Colors, Self Staining:
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block
AATCC 163 Color Block refer to Minimum 4.5 (white & light color)
2)Only conduct on Label Vs
KS&C#4 Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Body, Inner Vs Body for high risk
contrast color
Colorfastness to Ozone AATCC 109 Denim or White Minimum 3.5 @ 2 cycles
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC162 Swimwear
Pool Water Staining: Minimum 3.0
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Sea Water AATCC106 Swimwear
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Fabric Testing and Performance Specifications
2. KNIT FABRIC
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
AATCC 20 / 20A/ JIS L 1030:
AATCC 20 / 20A No Tolerance for Single Fiber
(For products without +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends
Japan / China orders)
China requirement:
JIS L 1030 (For products No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Fiber Content
with Japan orders)
All
Result >15%: ±5%;
Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
FZ/T01053, GB/T 2910,
GB/T 2911, FZ/T 01057, For Blends: the recommended Fiber
FZ/T 01026, FZ/T 01095 Content must be based on actual results
(For products with China (rounded to the nearest whole number)
Orders) even the test results are within 3%
tolerance.
Fabrics +/- 3% Tolerance from standard
Fabric Weight ASTM D 3776
Stretch Fabrics +/- 5% Tolerance from standard
Fabric Count (Wales & Courses) ASTM D 3887 All +/- 5% Tolerance from standard
Maximum, Length : -7%, Width: -7%, if the
garment shrinkage is Length: -5%, Width:
Dimensional Stability to Laundering
-5% or less
3 times washing is required for Novelty, AATCC 135
Washable Fabrics All Synthetic or Synthetic Rich Fabrics-
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or with After 3 washes
Maximum: Length: -5 %, Width: -5% or
Foil Print
less
No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Laundering
Visual
3 times washing is Novelty Fabric/Trim, Washable Fabrics For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
After 3 washes
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Dimensional Stability to Dry Cleaning
One Time Only
Dry Cleanable
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required based AATCC 158
Fabrics Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -3%
on Novelty Fabric/Trim, Embellishment,
and/or Fiber Content No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time Only Visual
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required based Washable Fabrics For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
After 3 washes
on Novelty Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, Color Change and Staining:
and/or Fiber Content Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Before Wash: 7% Maximum Fabric
Single Knits and Distortion; 3% Maximum for Stripes or
Resistance to Torque (Spirality) Refer to KS&C#1
Loose Knits Horizontal Stitches
Seam Torque: 5% Maximum
Non-Exempt
Flammability 16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1 ONLY
Fabrics
ASTM D 3512, 30 Minutes
All (except
No Glue on Edges; Sew Minimum 4.0
Sweater)
edges if needed
Pilling Resistance
Fabrics cannot
ISO 12945-1, 4 hours undergone ASTM Minimum 3-4
D3512

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
Sweater (Cotton
Minimum 4.0
and blends)
Sweater (wool,
ISO 12945-1, 2 hours cashmere, specialty Minimum 3-4
fibers and blends)
> or = 150 gm/m2: Minimum 55 Lbs Per
Square Inch (PSI);
< 150 gm/m2: Minimum 45 Lbs Per Square
Burst Strength ASTM D 3786 All
Inch (PSI),
Sheer Knits (Lace, Mesh, etc.): Minimum 30
Lbs Per Square Inch (PSI),
Pile Retention ASTM D 4685 Pile Fabrics Minimum 3.5
Sweater, Fabric
with Filament Yarns
Snagging Resistance ASTM D 5362 weighing under 140 Minimum 3.5
gm/m2, loose
structures
Colorfastness to Laundering/ Color Change: Minimum 4.0
All
Colorfastness to Washing Staining: Minimum 3.0
Sample exclude Novelty Trims, AATCC 61, 2A
Color Change and Staining:
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print if 3 Refer to KS&C#3 COLOR BLOCK
Minimum 4.5 (white)
times washes are required for Appearance Refer to KS&C#4
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
after Wash
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine bleach Soaking Test (TS-001) All Color Change: 4.0 or better
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
All
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132 Color Change and Staining:
COLOR BLOCK
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Refer to KS&C#4
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
AATCC 8/ JIS L0849/ ISO 105-X12:
AATCC 8 All, Except below
Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet: Minimum 3.0
(For products without Dark Colors (Black, Dry: Minimum 4.0
Japan orders) Red, Navy) Wet: Minimum 2.5
JIS L0849 Type 1 Dry: Minimum 3.5
(For products with Japan Pigments Wet: Minimum 2.5 (For products with
Colorfastness to Crocking/
Colorfastness to Rubbing orders) Japan orders :Wet: Minimum 2.0)
Indigos Dry: Minimum 3.0 ;Wet: Minimum 2.0
GB/T 3920 / ISO 105-X12 GB/T 3920:
(For products with China Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum
orders) All 2.0 – 3. depends on FZ standard
Children: Dry: Minimum 4.; Wet: Minimum
2.0 – 3.0 depends on FZ standard
AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:
All Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 107
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Colorfastness to Water (For products without
Color Change and Staining:
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block China orders)
COLOR BLOCK Minimum 4.5 (white)
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, Inner Vs
refer to KS&C#4 Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Body for high risk contrast color
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only
GB/T 5713 / ISO 105-E01 GB/T 5713:
(For products with China All Adults: Minimum 3.0
orders) Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 16, 20 AFU
All, Except Silk
(For products without
Japan orders)
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 16,5 AFU
Colorfastness to Light (For products without Silk
Japan orders)
JIS L 0842
(For products with Japan All Minimum 3.0
orders)
AATCC 15 AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E04:
Colorfastness to Perspiration All
(For products without Color Change: Minimum 4.0

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD END USE REQUIREMENTS
China orders) Staining: Minimum 3.0
Color Change and Staining:
COLOR BLOCK
Minimum 4.5 white)
refer to KS&C#4
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
GB/T 3922/ ISO 105-E04 GB/T 3922:
(For products with China All Adults: Minimum 3.0
orders) Children: Minimum 3.5
Colorfastness to Dye Transfer in
Self Staining:
Storage Contrast Colors /
Minimum 4.5 (white & light
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block AATCC 163 Color Block
color)
2)Only conduct on Label Vs Body, Inner Refer to KS&C#4
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Vs Body for high risk contrast color
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool Water AATCC162 Swimwear
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Sea Water AATCC106 Swimwear
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Fabric Testing and Performance Specifications
3. FUNCTIONAL FINISHED FABRICS AND GARMENTS
Functional Finish Test Method REQUIREMENTS
Wrinkle Resistant
Appearance of Apparel AATCC143 After 5x washes:
Retention of Creases in Fabrics AATCC 88C - Care Free: Minimum 3.5 per AATCC Scale
Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics AATCC 124 - Non- Iron: Minimum 4.0 per AATCC Scale
Original: 100 Rating
Water Repellency: Spray Test After 3x Washes: Minimum 70 Rating
AATCC 22
(claimed as “Water Repellency” finishing)

Water Resistance - Rain Test Original and after 3x washes:


AATCC 35
(claimed as “Water Resistance” finishing) Maximum 1 gram

For Fabric:
Original and after 3x washes:
- Good – minimum 3,000mm - No Leakage
- Better – minimum 5,000 mm - No Leakage
Water Resistance - Hydrostatic
- Best - minimum10,000mm - No Leakage
Pressure Test AATCC 127
(claimed as “Waterproof” finishing)
For Garment:
For waterproof garment, it must test the sealed seam/
taped seam and they must meet the requirement:
- Minimum 2,000mm - No Leakage

Stain Repellent Treated Fabrics


Original 3x Washes 20x Washes
Water Repellency AATCC 22 100 Minimum 70 Minimum 70
Oil Repellency AATCC 118 5 Minimum 4.0 Minimum 3.0
Water / Alcohol Repellency Drop Test DuPont Method 5 Minimum 4.0 Minimum 3.0
(AATCC 193)
Original: Minimum 5.0
Oil Repellency After 3x washes: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 118
After 20x washes: Minimum 3.0
(Do not continue testing if failure is found)
After 1x wash (original), after 5x washes: Minimum 4.0
Soil Release
AATCC 130 After 10x washes, after 20x washes: Minimum 3.0
(claimed as “Stain Resistance” finishing)
(Do not continue testing if failure is found)
Air Permeability
Original and after 3x washes: <1
(claimed as “Windproof” or “Wind AATCC D737
cfm
Resistance” finishing)
AATCC 79 - Absorbency 1.0 second or Less
Wicking 5 cm after 10 minutes Minimum for woven
KS&C# 2 – Wicking inhouse 10 cm after 30 minutes Minimum for knits
Original, 5 washes ,10 washes , 20 washes
Original and after 20x washes: No
AATCC 147 (Leaching Type
Bacterial colonies in contact area
Agent)
Antimicrobial AATCC 100 (Non-Leaching
Minimum 99.9% Reduction
Type Agent)
ASTM E 2149 (Non-Leaching Original: Minimum 95% Reduction
Type Agent) 20 Washes: Minimum 80% Reduction
Minimum 40 UPF Rating
Ultraviolet (UV) Protection AATCC 183 Non-Mesh Fabrics 250 gm/m2 or above may be
exempted

Quick Dry AATCC 201 Average Drying Rate ≥ 1mL/hour

Restricted Substances (RS) Test


Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications
1. WOVEN GARMENTS
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Garment Test per Care Instructions with Fabric Testing
Maximum, Length= - 3%, Width= -3%
Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -5% for two-way
Dimensional Stability to Laundering
Stretch Fabrics
3 times washing is required for Novelty AATCC 150
Maximum, Length= -5%, Width= -5% for four-way
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or with After 3 washes
Stretch fabrics
Foil Print
No Distortion Between Components
No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Laundering
Visual
3 times washing is Novelty Fabric/Trim, For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
After 3 washes
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -3%
Dimensional Stability to Dry Cleaning Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -5%, for two-way
One time Only Stretch Fabrics
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required AATCC 158 Maximum, Length= -5%, Width= -5%, for four-way
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim, Stretch Fabrics
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content No Distortion Between Components
No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time Only
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required Visual For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim, Color Change and Staining:
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Conditional Garment Tests with Fabric Testing
AATCC 20 / 20A
((For products without No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Japan / China orders) +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends.
JIS L 1030
(For products with China requirement:
Fiber Content (If Garment includes Japan orders) No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Fibers, Trims, etc Other than Tested Result >15%: ±5%;
Fabric) Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
FZ/T01053,GB/T 2910,
GB/T 2911, FZ/T
For Blends: the recommended Fiber Content must be
01057, FZ/T 01026,
based on actual results (rounded to the nearest whole
FZ/T 01095
number) even the test results are within 3% tolerance.
(For products with
China Orders)
Flammability (If Non-Exempt Trims
16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1 ONLY
are in Garment)
Minimum 25 Lbs (Pants, Jeans, Short, Jackets,
Seam Slippage (If additional trims, All Women Styles)
ASTM D 434
novelty seams, bias cutting, etc.) Minimum 15 Lbs (Blouse, Skirt, Dress, Silk, Lining)
Maximum ¼” Seam Opening / Separation

Seam Torque (Spirality) (Based on


AATCC 179 Maximum 5%
Style)

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Additional Tests for Garments Without Fabric Testing
Fabric Weight (oz/yd2) ASTM D 3776 +/- 3% Tolerance from standard.
Fabric Count (Ends x Picks) ASTM D 3887 +/- 5% Tolerance from standard.
ASM D 3512, 30
Pilling Resistance Minimum 3.0
minutes
ASTM D 4685
Face- 300
Minimum 3.5, Face and Back
Pile Retention Cycles
Back- 100
Cycles
ASTM D 4966
Abrasion Resistance 10,000 Cycles No Rupture, Fabrics weighing up to 7.5 oz/yd2
15,000 Cycles No Rupture, Fabrics weighing over 7.5 oz/yd2
Abrasion Flex ASTM D 3885 No Rupture or Damage, Minimum 1,000 Cycles.
Shorts, Pants, Jeans, Jackets: Minimum 50 Lbs
Tensile Strength ASTM D 5034
Blouse, Skirt, Dress, Lining: Minimum 25 Lbs
Shorts, Pants, Jeans, Jackets, All Plus Size Styles:
2.5 Lbs Minimum
Tearing Strength ASTM D 1424
Blouse, Skirt, Dress, Lining, excluding Plus Size Styles:
Minimum 1.5 Lbs
Minimum 25 Lbs (All, except Silk and Lining)
Seam Breaking Strength ASTM D 1683
Minimum 15 Lbs, Silk or Lining
All Bottom Weight Stretch Goods:
Elongation: Minimum 15%
ASTM D 3107 (4.0 Net Growth: Maximum 4%, 30 minutes
Stretch and Recovery
Lbs) All Top Weight Stretch Goods:
Elongation: Minimum 10%
Net Growth: Maximum 6%, 30 minutes
Colorfastness to Laundering Color Change: Minimum 4.0
/Colorfastness to Washing Staining: Minimum 3.0
Sample exclude Novelty Trims, AATCC 61, 2A For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print if 3 Refer to KS&C#3 Color Change and Staining:
times washes are required for Minimum 4.5 (white)
Appearance after Wash Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach Soaking Test (TS-001) Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)

AATCC 8 AATCC 8/ JIS LF849/ ISO 105-X12:


(For products without General: Dry: Minimum 4.0 ; Wet: Minimum 3.0;
Japan/ China orders) For Dark Colors (Black, Red, Navy): Wet: Minimum 2.5

Pigment: Dry: Minimum 3.5 ; Wet: Minimum 2.5


JIS L0849 Type 1 (For products with Japan orders) :Wet: Minimum 2.0 )
(For products with
Japan orders) Indigos: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0
Colorfastness to Crocking GB/T 3920:
/Colorfastness to Rubbing Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0
depends on FZ standard
Children: Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0
GB/T 3920 / depends on FZ standard
ISO 105-X12
(For products with
China orders)

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
AATCC 107
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Colorfastness to Water (For products without
Color Change and Staining:
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block China orders)
Minimum 4.5 (white)
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, Inner Vs
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Body for high risk contrast color
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only
GB/T 5713 /
GB/T 5713:
ISO 105-E01
Adults: 3.0 or better
(For products with
Children: 3.5 or better
China orders)
AATCC 15/ ISO 105-E04:
Color Change: 4.0 or better
AATCC 15 Staining: 3.0 or better
(For products without For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
China orders) Color Change and Staining:
Colorfastness to Perspiration Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
GB/T 3922/
GB/T 3922:
ISO 105-E04
Adults: Minimum 3.0 or better
(For products with
Children: Minimum 3.5 or better
China orders)
AATCC 16,
20 AFU/5 AFU Minimum 4.0, All, Except Silk/ Minimum 4.0, Silk
(For products without
Colorfastness to Light Japan orders)
JIS L 0842
(For products with Minimum 3.0
Japan orders)
Colorfastness to Dye Transfer in
Storage
Self Staining:
AATCC 163 Minimum 4.5 (white & light color)
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
2)Only conduct on Label Vs Body, Inner
Vs Body for high risk contrast color
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications
2. KNITWEAR CUT-SEW GARMENTS AND SWEATERS
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Garment Test per Care Instructions with Fabric Testing
Dimensional Stability to Laundering
3 times washing is required for Wool
and/or Wool blended, Novelty AATCC 150
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or with After 3 washes Maximum, Length: - 5%, Width: -5%
Foil Print No Distortion Between Components; No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Laundering
Staining: Minimum 3.0
3 times washing is required for Wool
Visual For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
and/or Wool blended, Novelty
After 3 washes Color Change and Staining:
Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or with
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Foil Print
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Dimensional Stability to Dry
Cleaning
One time Only AATCC 158
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim, Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -3%
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content No Distortion Between Components; No Growth
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time Only For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required Visual
Color Change and Staining:
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim,
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Conditional Garment Tests with Fabric Testing
AATCC 20 / 20A No Tolerance for Single Fiber
(For products without Japan orders) +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends.
JIS L 1030
(For products with Japan orders) China requirement:
No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Fiber Content (If Garment includes
Fibers, Trims, Other than Tested Result >15%: ±5%;
Fabric) Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
FZ/T01053,GB/T 2910, GB/T 2911,
FZ/T 01057, FZ/T 01026, FZ/T 01095 For Blends: the recommended Fiber Content must
(For products with China Orders) be based on actual results (rounded to the nearest
whole number) even the test results are within 3%
tolerance.
Flammability (If Non-Exempt Trims
16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1 ONLY
are in Garment)
Additional Tests for Garments without Fabric Testing
Cut-Sew - Fabric Weight (gm/m2 or
ASTM D 3776 +/- 3% Tolerance from Standard.
oz/yd2)
Sweater Weight Sweater Weighing Scale, Lbs/Dozen +/- 3% Lbs from standard
Stitch Count (Wales x Courses) ASTM D 3887 + / - 5% from standard
Bursting Strength ASTM D 3786 55 PSI Minimum.
Before Wash: 7% Maximum Fabric Distortion
Resistance to Torque (Spirality) Refer to KS&C#1
Seam Torque: 5% Maximum
ASTM D 3512, 30 Minutes
No Glue on Edges; Sew edges if All (except Sweater): Minimum 4.0
needed
Fabrics cannot undergone ASTM D3512:
Pilling Resistance
ISO 12945-1, 4 hours Minimum 3-4
Sweater (Cotton and blends): Minimum 4.0
Sweater (wool, cashmere, specialty fibers and
ISO 12945-1, 2 hours
blends): Minimum 3-4

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 3.5, Sweater or Fabrics with Filament
Snagging Resistance ASTM D 5362 Yarns Weighing under 140 gm/m2 or Loose
structures
Colorfastness to Laundering/ Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Washing Staining: Minimum 3.0
Sample exclude Novelty Trims, AATCC 61, 2A/ For COLOR BLOCK - Color Change and
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print if Refer to KS&C#3 Staining:
3 times washes are required for Minimum 4.5 (white)
Appearance after Wash Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Colorfastness to Non-chlorine
Soaking Test (TS-001) Color Change: Minimum 4.0
bleach
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
For COLOR BLOCK - Color Change and
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132
Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
AATCC 8 General: Dry Minimum 4.0 / Wet 3.0;
(For products without Japan/ China For Dark Colors (Black, Red, Navy): Minimum Wet
orders) 2.5
Pigment/Indigo: Minimum Dry 3.5/ Wet 2.5
JIS L0849 Type 1 (pigment), 2.0 (Indigo)
(For products with Japan orders) For products with Japan orders :Wet: Minimum 2.0
Colorfastness to Crocking/
for pigment)
Colorfastness to Washing
GB/T 3920:
Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0
GB/T 3920 / ISO 105-X12 depends on FZ standard
(For products with China orders) Children: Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 –
3.0 depends on FZ standard

AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:


Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Colorfastness to Water AATCC 107
For COLOR BLOCK - Color Change and
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block (For products without China orders)
Staining: Minimum 4.5 (white)
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, Inner
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Vs Body for high risk contrast color
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only
GB/T 5713:
GB/T 5713 / ISO 105-E01
Adults: Minimum 3.0
(For products with China orders)
Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 15/ ISO 105-E04:
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
AATCC 15 Staining: Minimum 3.0
(For products without China orders) For COLOR BLOCK - Color Change and
Colorfastness to Perspiration Staining: Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
GB/T 3922:
GB/T 3922/ ISO 105-E04
Adults: Minimum 3.0
(For products with China orders)
Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 16, 20 AFU All, Except Silk
(For products without Japan orders) Color Change:
AATCC 16,5 AFU Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Light Silk
(For products without Japan orders)
JIS L 0842 (For products with Japan
All Minimum 3.0
orders)
Colorfastness to Dye Transfer in
Storage
Self Staining:
AATCC 163 Minimum 4.5 (white & light color)
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
2)Only conduct on Label Vs Body, Inner
Vs Body for high risk contrast color
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications
3. LEATHER GARMENTS
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Garment Tests

Maximum, Length: -2%, Width -2%


Dimensional Stability to Cleaning Leather Cleaning Method
No Distortion Between Components

Acceptable Appearance

Color Change: Minimum 4.0


Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Visual
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5

Maximum, Length: -3%, Width: -3%


Dimensional Stability (for Washable
Per Care Instructions
Leathers)
No Distortion Between Components

Acceptable. Hand-feel and appearance must compare


favorable to before hand wash
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Washing Visual & Hand-Feel
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Additional Tests When Applicable

Color Change: Minimum 3.0


Staining: Minimum 3.0
Colorfastness to Cleaning Leather Cleaning Method For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Colorfastness to Crocking Dry Minimum 3.0
AATCC 116
/Colorfastness to Rubbing Wet: Minimum 2.0
AATCC 16, 20 AFU Minimum 4.0, All, Except Suedes
Colorfastness to Light
5 AFU Minimum 4.0, Suedes
Tensile Strength ASTM D 2208 Minimum 25 Lbs
Seam Strength ASTM D 1683 Minimum 20 Lbs
Flammability-Fabric 16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1 ONLY
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications
4. INTIMATE
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Garment Test per Care Instructions with Fabric Testing
Woven:
Maximum, Length= - 3%, Width= -3%
Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -5% for two-way
Stretch Fabrics
Maximum, Length= -5%, Width= -5% for four-way
Stretch fabrics
Dimensional Stability to Laundering
No Distortion Between Components
3 times washing is required for Wool and/or
AATCC 150 No Growth
Wool blended, Novelty Fabric/Trim,
* Must include the wire channel in measurements for Wired
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print
Bras
Knit:
Maximum, Length: - 5%, Width: -5%
No Distortion Between Components; No Growth
* Must include the wire channel in measurements for Wired
Bras
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Laundering
3 times washing is required for Wool and/or
Visual For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Wool blended, Novelty Fabric/Trim,
Color Change and Staining:
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -3%
Maximum, Length= -3%, Width= -5%, for two-way
Dimensional Stability to Dry Cleaning Stretch Fabrics
One time only Maximum, Length= -5%, Width= -5%, for four-way
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required based on AATCC 158 Stretch Fabrics
Novelty Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or No Distortion Between Components
Fiber Content No Growth
* Must include the wire channel in measurements for Wired
Bras
Acceptable Appearance
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time only
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required based on Visual For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Novelty Fabric/Trim, Embellishment, and/or Color Change and Staining:
Fiber Content Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Conditional Garment Tests with Fabric Testing
AATCC 20 / 20A No Tolerance for Single Fiber
(For products without +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends.
Japan/ China orders)
JIS L 1030 China requirement:
(For products with Japan No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Fiber Content (If Garment includes Fibers, orders)
Result >15%: ±5%;
Trims, etc Other than Tested Fabric)
FZ/T01053,GB/T 2910, Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
GB/T 2911, FZ/T 01057,
FZ/T 01026, FZ/T 01095 For Blends: the recommended Fiber Content must be based on
(For products with China actual results (rounded to the nearest whole number) even the
Orders) test results are within 3% tolerance.
Flammability (If Non-Exempt Trims are in
Garment) 16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1

Seam Slippage (If additional trims, ASTM D 434 < 4 oz/yd2: Minimum 15lbs; 4~6oz/yd2: Minimum 20lbs
novelty seams, bias cutting, etc.) (Woven) >6 oz/yd2: Minimum 25 lbs

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Maximum ¼” Seam Opening / Separation
Seam Torque (Spirality) (Based on Style) AATCC 179 Maximum 5%
Additional Tests for Garments Without Fabric Testing
Fabric Weight (oz/yd2) ASTM D 3776 +/- 3% Tolerance from standard.
Fabric Count (Ends x Picks) ASTM D 3887 +/- 5% Tolerance from standard.
ASTM D 5034 < or equal 3 oz/yd2: Minimum 25lbs
Tensile Strength (Woven)
>3 oz/yd2: Minimum 50lbs
< 3 oz/yd2: Minimum 1.5lbs
ASTM D 1424
Tearing Strength (Woven) 3~6oz/yd2: Minimum 2.0lbs
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 2.5 lbs
< 4 oz/yd2: Minimum 15lbs
Seam Breaking Strength (Woven) ASTM D 1683 4~6oz/yd2: Minimum 20lbs
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 25 lbs
Minimum 55 PSI.
Bursting Strength (Knit) ASTM D 3786
ASTM D 3512
Minimum Woven: 3.0
Pilling Resistance 30 Minutes, No Glue on
Minimum Knit: 4.0
Edges
All Bottom Weight Stretch Goods
Elongation: Minimum 15%
Net Growth: Maximum 4%, 30 minutes
Woven - ASTM D 3107
All Top Weight Stretch Goods:
Stretch and Recovery Elongation: Minimum 10%
Net Growth: Maximum 6%, 30 minutes
Modulus: +/- 15
Knit - ASTM D 4964 Recovery: 85%
Elongation: +/- 10%

Seam Stretchability (Knit Seams) ASTM D1683 mod 7lbs Minimum or 35% elongation

Colorfastness to Laundering Color Change: Minimum 4.0


/Colorfastness to Washing Staining: Minimum 3.0
Sample exclude Novelty Trims, AATCC 61, 2A/ For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print if 3 Refer to KS&C#3 Color Change and Staining:
times washes are required for Appearance Minimum 4.5 (white)
after Wash Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach Soaking Test (TS-001) Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
Staining: Minimum 3.0
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
AATCC 8
(For products without General: Dry: Minimum 4.0 ; Wet: Minimum 3.0;
Japan / China orders) For Dark Colors (Black, Red, Navy): Wet: Minimum 2.5
Pigment: Dry: Minimum 3.5 ; Wet: Minimum 2.5
JIS L0849 Type 1 Indigos: Dry: Minimum 3.0 ; Wet: Minimum 2.0
(For products with Japan
orders)

GB/T 3920:
Colorfastness to Crocking
Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0 depends on
/Colorfastness to Rubbing
FZ standard
Children: Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0 depends
GB/T 3920 / ISO 105-X12 on FZ standard
(For products with China
orders)

Colorfastness to Water AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:


AATCC 107
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block Color Change: Minimum 4.0
(For products without
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, Inner Vs Staining: Minimum 3.0
China orders)
Body for high risk contrast color For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
GB/T 5713:
GB/T 5713 / ISO 105-E01 Adults: Minimum 3.0
(For products with China Children: Minimum 3.5
orders)

AATCC 15/ ISO 105-E04:


Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
Staining: Minimum 3.0 or better
AATCC 15
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
(For products without
Color Change and Staining:
China orders)
Colorfastness to Perspiration Minimum 4.5 or better(white)
Minimum 4.0 or better (other color)

GB/T 3922/ ISO 105-E04 GB/T 3922:


(For products with China Adults: Minimum 3.0 or better
orders) Children: Minimum 3.5 or better
AATCC 16, 20 AFU
All, Except Silk
(For products without Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Japan orders)
AATCC 16,5 AFU
Colorfastness to Light (For products without Silk
Japan orders)
JIS L 0842 (For products
All Minimum 3.0
with Japan orders)
Additional Tests for Bras Only
1&2 Hook and Eye closure: Minimum 2.4 & Maximum 1.5
Bra Band Elongation Refer to KS&C#6 3&4 Hook and Eye closure: Minimum 3.4 & Maximum 2.5

Bra Seam Strength


- Side
ASTM D1683 mod Minimum 15lbs
- Cup
- Front
Joining Strength
- Center Front Joining (Cup to Cup) ASTM D1683 mod Minimum 15lbs
- Strap Joining (Strap to Cup)
Attachment Strength Clear Elastic: Minimum 20lbs
- Strap ASTM D1683 mod Woven/ Knit Elastic: Minimum 25lbs
- Embellishment 17 lbs/10 secs
1 Hook Bras: Minimum 25 lbs
Bra Closure Strength (Hook and Eye) ASTM D1683 mod 2 – 3 Hook Bras: Minimum 35 lbs

Additional Tests for Padded (Water/ Gel Pad) Bras Only


Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes (for
AATCC 23 (1 cycle) Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Bra Pad through garment only)
Standard Measure Use
Resistance Compression (burst strength) Instron Compression Mode Minimum 100 psi
– with Compression Jaws
Content/ Material ID FTIR analysis Report Actual
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications

5. DOWN
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Content Labeling
As Claimed
Must be 100% down to label as 100% Down,
All
Down, Pure Down
Composition IDFB Part 3
Must be minimum 75% down to label as
unqualified
“Down”
+/- 2 to 5% Tolerance for unavoidable
variations
Species
As claimed. Must be 90% of the plumage to
Goose or Duck Microscopic
label the specie
Cleanliness
Oxygen Number IDFB Part 7 < 10
Turbidity IDFB Part 11- A < 10 NTU
Penetration
Penetration of Resistance of Federal Standard 191A,
Satisfactory (1- 5 fibers)
Cloth Method 5530
Certification

Goose, Duck, etc. originated from Asia and


China require Health Certificate and
Fumigation Certificate due to Avian Influenza.
The health certificate should consists species
US Wildlife and
common name; scientific name; country of
Endangered Species
origin and farm‐ raised/taken from wild.
Certification and Documentation
(Refer to Manual under
Customs) If not from Asia and China, vendor has to
submit Declaration from material supplier to
state the feathers were treated and sourced
from origin and are not prohibited or
endangered.

Apparel with Down

Must test garment according to care instruction and pass

Restricted Substances (RS) Test

Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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Garment Testing and Performance Specifications
6. YOGA GARMENT
TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Garment Test per Care Instructions with Fabric Testing
After 5 washes
Dimensional Stability to Laundering
AATCC 150
Maximum, Length= -5%, Width= -5%
Acceptable Appearance

Color Change: Minimum 4.0


Staining: Minimum 3.0
Appearance after Laundering
Visual
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
Dimensional Stability to Dry Cleaning
One time only
After 1 Dry Clean
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required AATCC 158
Maximum, Length= -2%, Width= -2%
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim,
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content
Acceptable Appearance

Color Change: Minimum 4.0


Appearance after Dry Cleaning Staining: Minimum 3.0
One time only
Multiple Dry Cleaning may be required Visual
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
based on Novelty Fabric/Trim,
Embellishment, and/or Fiber Content Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
AATCC 20 / 20A No Tolerance for Single Fiber
(For products without Japan/ +/- 3% Tolerance for Blends.
China orders)
JIS L 1030 China requirement:
(For products with Japan No Tolerance for Single Fiber
Fiber Content (If Garment includes orders) Result >15%: ±5%;
Fibers, Trims, etc Other than Tested
Fabric) FZ/T01053,GB/T 2910, GB/T Result ≤15%: ±30% (actual)
2911, FZ/T 01057, FZ/T
01026, FZ/T 01095 For Blends: the recommended Fiber Content must
(For products with China be based on actual results (rounded to the nearest
Orders) whole number) even the test results are within 3%
tolerance.
Flammability (If Non-Exempt Trims are
16 CFR Parts 1610 Class 1
in Garment)
< 4 oz/yd2: Minimum 15lbs; 4~6oz/yd2: Minimum
Seam Slippage (If additional trims,
ASTM D 434 20lbs
novelty seams, bias cutting, etc.)
>6 oz/yd2: Minimum 25 lbs
(Woven)
Maximum ¼” Seam Opening / Separation
Seam Torque (Spirality) (Based on
AATCC 179 Maximum 5%
Style)
Fabric Weight (oz/yd2) ASTM D 3776 +/- 5% Tolerance from standard.
Bursting Strength (Knit) ASTM D 3786 Minimum 55 PSI.
ASTM D 3512
Pilling Resistance 30 Minutes, No Glue on Minimum : 4.0
Edges
Modulus: +/- 15
Stretch and Recovery Knit - ASTM D 4964 Recovery: 85%
Elongation: +/- 10%

Seam Stretchability (Knit Seams)


ASTM D1683 mod 7lbs Minimum or 35% elongation

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TEST DESCRIPTION TEST METHOD REQUIREMENTS
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Laundering
Staining: Minimum 3.0
/Colorfastness to Washing
Sample exclude Novelty Trims, AATCC 61, 2A/ For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Embellishment, and/or with Foil Print if 3 Refer to KS&C#3 Color Change and Staining:
times washes are required for Minimum 4.5 (white)
Appearance after Wash Minimum 4.0 (other color)
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach Soaking Test (TS-001) Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
Staining: Minimum 3.0
For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
Colorfastness to Dry Cleaning AATCC 132
Color Change and Staining:
Minimum 4.5 (white)
Minimum 4.0 (other color)
AATCC 8 General: Dry: Minimum 4.0 ; Wet: Minimum 3.0;
(For products without Japan For Dark Colors (Black, Red, Navy): Wet:
/ China orders) Minimum 2.5
JIS L0849 Type 1 Pigment: Dry: Minimum 3.5 ; Wet: Minimum 2.5
(For products with Japan Indigos: Dry: Minimum 3.0 ; Wet: Minimum 2.0
Colorfastness to Crocking
orders)
/Colorfastness to Rubbing
GB/T 3920:
GB/T 3920 / ISO 105-X12 Adults: Dry: Minimum 3.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0
(For products with China depends on FZ standard
orders) Children: Dry: Minimum 4.0; Wet: Minimum 2.0 – 3.0
depends on FZ standard
AATCC 107/ ISO 105-E01:
Color Change: Minimum 4.0
Staining: Minimum 3.0
AATCC 107
Colorfastness to Water For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
(For products without China
1)Contrast Colors / Color Block Color Change and Staining:
orders)
2) Only conduct Label Vs Body, Inner Minimum 4.5 (white)
Vs Body for high risk contrast color Minimum 4.0 (other color)
3)Exempt for Dry Clean Only Self Staining: Minimum 4.5
GB/T 5713 / ISO 105-E01 GB/T 5713:
(For products with China Adults: Minimum 3.0
orders) Children: Minimum 3.5
AATCC 15/ ISO 105-E04:
Color Change: Minimum 4.0 or better
AATCC 15 Staining: Minimum 3.0 or better
(For products without China For COLOR BLOCK refer to KS&C#4
orders) Color Change and Staining:
Colorfastness to Perspiration
Minimum 4.5 or better(white)
Minimum 4.0 or better (other color)
GB/T 3922/ ISO 105-E04 GB/T 3922:
(For products with China Adults: Minimum 3.0 or better
orders) Children: Minimum 3.5 or better
AATCC 16, 20 AFU
All, Except Silk
(For products without Japan
orders) Color Change:
AATCC 16,5 AFU Minimum 4.0
Colorfastness to Light (For products without Japan Silk
orders)
JIS L 0842 (For products with
All Minimum 3.0
Japan orders)
Restricted Substances (RS) Test
Refer To Adult /Children RSL Protocol as applicable

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