Mill Qualification Program (MQP)

Quality is the key

In the competitive apparel sector, retailers and brands are increasingly concerned about the quality of the textiles that mills supply. They know that textile quality is the key to overall garment quality.

 MQP Quality Solutions

 The Mill Qualification Program (MQP) helps drive much of the complexity and redundancy out of the procurement process by employing a unified and standardized approach for mill performance measurement in key areas, including quality assurance, lab certification and environmental sustainability. The MQP bridges key sustainability measures with quality performance, so that buyers can base their purchase decisions in accordance with value drivers rather than just price.

The Mill Qualification Program includes:

Two Core Evaluation Modules

Quality Performance

Evaluation of all stages of fabric production: fiber production, processing and spinning, yarn preparation, weaving/knitting, fabric bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing 7 Core Quality Modules 

  • General Implementation
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Knitting
  • Preparation / Dyeing / Printing / Finishing
  • Color Process
  • Fabric Testing Laboratory
Lab Certification

Certification of mill laboratory capabilities and technical inputs for fabric performance testing using industry-accepted methodologies and standards (e.g., AATCC,ASTM, EN/ISO)


MQP Business Benefits

  • Provides greater visibility and quality control measures on fabric sourcing and mill's performance by:
  • Gaining instant access to a comprehensive and independent evaluation of a mill's technical capabilities and quality standards
  • Mitigating risk by proactively spotting potential quality issues that could lead to supply interruption or unexpected problems during the expensive cut-and-sew stage
  • Delivering quality independent third party expertise based on accepted industry practices
  • Leveraging Intertek's global network of technical experts to navigate a growing number of worldwide mills
  • Benchmarking and verifying a new mill's capabilities and environmental performance instantly, accelerating the decision making process and speed to markets
  • Fixing fabric quality defect early in the life cycle of a garment