For a few years, there has been a growing awareness about caring for the planet and increasing concern about the materials and processes used in the manufacture of fashion items. This entails a change in the purchasing behavior of consumers, who choose ecological, sustainable and ultimately more responsible products with the environment. In this way, manufacturers also adapt to meet the needs of their customers and to achieve a more sustainable production model.
Along these same lines, the expert textile quality control laboratory from Lugo, AMSlab, includes the “AMS Durability Pack” in its battery of tests related to the verification of sustainable fashion.
What is AMS Durability?
It is an analysis package that allows covering a large number of controls on the product to determine the durability of the garment and transfer it to the final customer.
Oriented towards internal control and the improvement of the textile product, they allow working with more sustainable productions (the greater the durability, the greater the sustainability).
The service is based on a minimum customizable test pack and control of the fabric’s durability is established. Once the corresponding analyzes have been carried out, the laboratory issues the client a differentiating seal that determines that a garment has passed a control that verifies that it has minimum durability conditions.
Who is it for?
AMSdurability is aimed at manufacturers, distributors, national and international retailers, suppliers of raw materials or intermediate products such as yarn, fabric, prints, dyeing… In this way, the client obtains a product that has been tested to guarantee its durability and reduce greenwashing of the fabric. brand and the user acquires a quality product that will last longer and therefore would be practicing slow fashion if he takes advantage of the useful life of the garment.
Sustainable Fashion Verification
The issue of sustainability in the world of fashion is advancing very fast and more and more are requesting tests that allow verification.
The Galician biotech focuses part of its research work on the development of new analytical methods that allow the verification of sustainable fashion, since until now the control of the materials used during the manufacturing process is based on documentary-based certifications that they are issued based on the results of numerous inspections. However, the lack of a tool to assess the final garment puts traceability throughout the entire value chain at risk.
Thus, the ideal would be to have tools that allow verification of the final product, and that is what AMSlab offers its clients with tests such as the Vegan test, the Organic Cotton Verification test or this new AMS Durability pack.