Function and fashion have merged to form a new breed of figure-flattering, high-performance activewear. Combining functionality and sleek minimalist design, athleisure wear has played a major role in sportswear’s resurgence on the fashion scene. With the rising popularity of athleisure, yoga pants are just as acceptable as jeans in environments outside of the gym or yoga studio. But the gym clothes you practically live in probably aren’t as comfortable as you may think they are when they are not produced as they are designed.
However, a small but growing body of research has shown that many sportswear brands produce gear that is not in the right material, size, or even style that has the potential to create discomfort or even some damage in the long run.
SGS’s inspection services will help to ensure your consumer goods meet your specifications, and safety measures, and comply with local regulations and industry standards. Our solution-based service aims to identify root causes and provide technical support for breakthrough discoveries, such as:
In our blog, we mentioned several hazardous substances that can be found via our Testing services. The potential presence of harmful chemicals in any amount should be troubling because it’s designed to sit against and interact with the skin in high-friction, high-movement, high-heat, high-moisture environments like when we work out. All these chemicals are easily absorbed into the body from friction, heat, and sweat, and could have damaging consequences. It’s also more artificial than other types of clothing and traditionally relies on harsh chemicals to account for stretching, moisture absorption, and sweating.
Prompt, reliable, and independent, SGS inspection services will ensure your consumer goods comply with local regulations, industry standards, and buyer-specific quality control plans.