The Textile Testing Lab at Florida State University provides the textile and apparel industry with physical textile testing services. The lab specializes in the assessment of product durability, the evaluation and development of product specifications, and end use performance.
Expert consultation is also available for assisting industry members with product development and product failure analysis.
Types of Testing
|Type of Service|
|Colorfastness to Crocking||Smoothness Appearance|
|Colorfastness to Laundering-accelerated||Soil Release|
|Crease Retention||Spray Test|
|Dimensional Change (Fabric)||Surface Abrasion (Pilling)|
|Dimensional Change (Garment)||Thickness|
|Fabric Weight||Thread Count|
|Fiber Content||Weave Identification|
|Gray Scale Evaluation||Whiteness Index|
|Impact Penetration||Wrinkle Recovery|
|Microscopic Evaluation||Yarn Twist Count|
Submitting items for testing
Apparel: Send one garment to be reserved as a control and one garment for each laundering process to be tested.
Fabric: One yard or meter of fabric is sufficient for most test procedures.
Meredith McQuerry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Retail, Merchandising and Product Development department serves as the supervisor of the lab and oversees its operation.
236 Roderick Shaw Building (RSB)
Tallahassee, FL 32306