Textile, Footwear and Leather Products Services

The Textile, Footwear, and Leather Division’s laboratories are run based on the ISO 17025:2005 standard and are accredited by the CNAS.  The division performs testing according to the numerous standards across the world for footwear, textiles, and garments.

Weather, washing, and wear can affect the appearance, durability, and comfort of footwear and textiles.  CTI measures the effects of everyday usage and cleaning of such items.  Moreover, CTI labs provide qualitative and quantitative data on the composition of such products, offering information about the raw materials used in different fabrics as well as the manufacturing quality of textiles. 

Many substances added to improve the appearance or performance of textiles may be absorbed through human skin, thus affecting the health of consumers.  Our labs aim to measure consumer exposure to harmful chemical substances and in what quantities such substances are present in clothing.

Footwear and textiles must abide by international safety standards that protect the environment from hazardous substances.  CTI performs testing according to the Eco-Textile concept, which originated from OEKO-Tex Standard 100.  In addition, China has imposed regulations that require textiles to be eco-friendly.