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Color Fastness Test Package



Service Scope

Color that fades easily under light. Color that stains other lighter color textiles against rubbing. Color that leaks after wash. After textile coloring, how to judge if the color could suffice its use?

Colorfastness test package determines the basic color quality by measuring the color change (of the test sample) and color staining (to standard white fibre that are placed together during test) at various conditions.

Test Type

  • General Apparel
    The test package consolidates the most commonly requested colorfastness tests to help evaluate the color change and staining at different conditions.

  • Outdoor Use 
    On top of general apparel, intense exposure to light and corresponding colorfastness requirement is enhanced.

  • Skin Contact Use
    On top of general apparel, contact with perspiration is expected and corresponding colorfastness requirement is added.

  • White Color/Indigo Dye

    Some colors are especially venerable to color changing due to atmospheric phenol, ozone or nitrogen oxides. If your sample is white or denim, this additional test package helps evaluate color change under these extra conditions.
    Remark: Test item in “General Apparel / Outdoor Use / Skin Contact Use” are EXCLUDED. Please apply separately.

Test Plan

Sample Size 
– plain color fabric: 1 yard
– with prints: please check with us with sample details.

Turnaround Time (working days)
5 Days (Regular)

Test Description

Outdoor Use / General Apparel / Skin Contact Use
Test Item:

  • Colorfastness to washing (if washable)
  • Colorfastness to dry cleaning (if drycleanable)
  • Colorfastness to water
  • Colorfastness to rubbing/crocking
  • Colorfastness to light
  • Colorfastness to perspiration

The test items will be adjusted depending on the end use, marketplace and actual sample.

White Color/Indigo Dye
Test Item:

  • Colorfastness to Phenolic Yellowing
  • Colorfastness to Ozone
  • Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes

The test items will be adjusted depending on the marketplace and actual sample.


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

The package includes only one result for each applicable test item. If sample is a finished product with multiple parts (e.g. shell fabric, lining fabric), please select corresponding quantity of test. In case insufficient test quantity is chosen compared to actual sample, additional cost will be quoted upon sample arrival and before test starts.

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

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance to specific countries requirement

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 centre 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 quality or service delivery issue.

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