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SGS Launches Light Sensitive Fabric Test to Support a Greener Denim Fashion Industry

10 May, 2022

SGS has joined forces with technology manufacturer, Jeanologia, to launch an exclusive service for fashion retailers, manufacturers and brand owners looking to minimize the environmental impact of denim textile production.

Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric Test – Now Available Exclusively Through SGS

The advanced Light Sensitive Fabric test, developed by Jeanologia, is now available exclusively from SGS. In expanding its global textile testing capability with the advanced Light Sensitive Fabric test, SGS is responding to the industry’s growing use of laser technology to reduce the environmental impact of producing denim apparel. Laser marking significantly reduces water consumption and the use of toxic, chemical substances. In addition, it brings efficiencies via reduced costs and more consistent finishes.

Providing an Objective Fabric Quality Score

The advanced Light Sensitive Fabric test accurately measures the suitability of denim fabrics for laser marking, based on sensitivity to light, and provides an objective score of fabric quality through the global Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric 100 Mark System. It analyzes and measures how denim fabrics react to laser processing and which fabrics can best achieve fashionable finishes (natural and vintage) with low environmental impact.

A More Eco-Friendly Approach for the Fashion Industry

Yvonne Tse, Vice President, SGS Global Softlines said: “We are proud to launch this service, which supports the sustainable production of fashion textiles. We are seeing how laser marking is transforming the industry by significantly reducing water wastage and the use of toxic chemical substances during production. For those manufacturers looking to take advantage of more eco-friendly technology, the advanced Light Sensitive Fabric test can be a vital step in that process.”

Jeanologia, based in Spain, develops innovative technologies for the textile industry.

Enrique Silla, CEO at Jeanologia, said: “Our mission is to change the industry and make it more ethical, eco-efficient and sustainable. To do this, not only do we need to change the sourcing model, but bring in new methods and techniques for analysis and standardization. All stakeholders need to be facing the same direction.”

About SGS Softlines and Accessories

SGS provides a wide range of services to the softlines and accessories industry at every stage of the value chain. It has established a global reputation in ensuring the quality, safety and sustainability of these products, and their mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands of the market. Through its global network, SGS can provide softlines services around the world – wherever the product’s destination.

For further information, please contact:

Keith Tsang
Senior Service Development Manager
Connectivity & Products
t: +852 2204 8354

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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