A New Trustworthy Industry Standard for Performance Textiles
How can you educate your customers that your high-performance product is of top quality so that they will then pay more for that premium performance? Without mandatory regulations, how can you showcase the fact that your products meet the industry commercial standard or even excel in performance among other similar products on the market?
The fashion world has been changing direction in recent decades as a result of innovative developments and technological evolution. It turns the “wants” of functional clothing into the “needs”, which from the consumer’s perspective can be categorized simply as easy-care, protection and comfort. High-performance clothing is a way of using new technology to improve our lives.
The fact that there are no mandatory regulations in the global market to control the quality and safety of high-performance textile products presents a challenge for manufacturers, suppliers and buyers when making manufacturing and sourcing decisions without the aid of standardized benchmarking.
The industry standard for high-performance products is still at the evaluation stage and throws up difficulties in benchmarking similar products in the industry when designing a comprehensive industry standard.
As the first commercial textile-testing laboratory in Hong Kong with 45 years of expertise, Intertek Hong Kong works hard to support our customers in capturing the growth and opportunities in the high-performance textile markets. The launch of the Intertek High-performance Mark meets the needs of the trade and consumers in establishing standardized quality requirements.
The Intertek High-Performance Mark Scheme
At present, 14 commonly used high-performance marks are available for qualified textile and footwear products. They are categorized into three performance features: comfort, protection and easy-care.
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