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Apparel Comfort Test



Service Scope

In recent years, a new athleisure trend has moved the apparel industry to another level of innovation, such as high-tech fibers, materials, and finishing, coupled with highly fashionable design. With such innovative garments, many brands no longer focus solely on performance, but also on comfort. SGS defines comfort into thermoregulation, skin sensation, body movement, and psychological comfort.

Equipped with state-of-the-art wear comfort testing facilities and expertise, SGS can help to test fabric, fabric systems and finished garments to assess different aspects of performance that influence wear comfort.

If you have thoughts other than below, we are pleased to suggest alternate test plans for you. Please contact us.

Functional Claim & Description of Test

  • Breathable
    The test is to measure the moisture permeability of a garment fabric.
  • Instant Cool
    The test is to validate the cool hand feel when touching the fabric.
  • Moisture Management
    This test is for the measurement, evaluation and classification of liquid moisture management properties of textile fabrics.
  • Quick Dry
    The test is aimed at evaluating the drying rate of a garment fabric.
  • Thermal Resistance 
    The test is to measure the thermal insulation or warmness of the material.
  • Wicking
    The test is to evaluate the property of a textile sample to wick moisture (perspiration) away from body skin.

Test Plan

Sample Size 
It will be advised in order confirmation email upon purchase.

Turnaround Time (working days)
5 Days (Regular)

Options Description

Functional Claims:

  • Breathable – Water Vapor Transmission of Materials water vapor transmission (breathability)
  • Instant Cool – Q-max test
  • Moisture Management – Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics
  • Quick Dry – Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method
  • Thermal Resistance – Thermal Resistance test
  • Wicking – Vertical Wicking of Textiles

Item Care:
Test will be repeated before and after item care, please choose according to the care label that will be put together with your product. If your sample is expected for one-time use only or no cleaning procedure allowed, please contact us for assistance.

Washable – Test sample as received and after washes.
Drycleanable – Test sample as received and after commercial dryclean.
Washable & Drycleanable – Test sample as received, after wash and after commercial dryclean.


The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range. Only specific test items will be applied on selected product type, test type and destination market. Detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon purchase.

To quote an even more comprehensive assurance plan for your product, please contact us.

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance with specific countries’ requirements

Global Network
Provide worldwide coverage and access to all key locations & markets

Order flow

1. Check Out

Confirm selections and fill in contact info

2. Arrange Payment

Pay by credit card or bank transfer offline​

3. Confirm Test Plan

Confirm test and product details

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email


Online Payment
  • Order acknowledgment email will be sent to you by system after successful payment
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you within 1 working day by our specialist
Offline Payment
  • We accept T/T bank transfer payment
  • Order acknowledgment email with bank details for payment will be sent to you by system after order submission
  • Please arrange payment and send payment receipt to our specialist by email
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you after payment verification by our specialist


You can add them to shopping cart and proceed to checkout for placing your order online. You will receive an order acknowledgment with order details after online order.

It is not necessary to create an account for online purchase, you can select Guest Checkout to place an order without an account.

However, creating an account offers additional benefits:

  • Your contact information will be saved securely for a faster checkout
  • Track your order status and history

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

SGS TIC Mall only accepts US$ for checkout.

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.

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