Quality Assurance Procedures

Natex Quality Assurance Procedures

At Natex, we are committed to maintaining the highest quality and control standards throughout all our processes. To ensure that the quality of our products is upheld, we implement rigorous in-house checks. Here’s an overview of our quality assurance protocols.

Fabric and Yarn Quality Control

We employ a 4-point inspection system for all yarn and fabric sourced from China, India, or locally. Our comprehensive testing and checking processes include:

  • Our Fabric/yarn Production Stages Quality assurance
  • Pre-Shipment Inspections: Inline checks are conducted before any fabric or yarn is dispatched to dyeing facilities.
  • Final Inspection: Before shipment to our Cut, Make, and Trim (CMT) units in Bangladesh or India, all fabric and yarn undergo a final 4-point check.

Our Garment Production Stages Quality assurance

Pre-Production Monitoring (PPM)
Full PPM reports are generated before the commencement of any bulk production.

Early Stage Inspection
Our Inline checks are conducted during the initial stages of production.

Mid-Production Inspection
Our Mid-inline checks are carried out after 30% of the production is complete.

Pre-Final Inspection
Checks are conducted before the final stage of bulk production.

Final Quality Audit
We adhere to the AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit) 2.5 standard for final inspections.

Our Inhouse Testing Center / Laboratory in Bangladesh

The laboratory we are going to set up through concept of ISO 17025 and Towards we will approve from ISO 17025. Our staff in Bangladesh is already certified by ISO 17025, Marks and Spencer, C&A, Debenhams and Tesco. We are able to implement ISO, AATCC, ASTM, JIS, and BS EN ISO. So, we are always monitoring and maintain as per our customer’s requirement on Colorfastness and physical, Mechanical and Chemical tests. Always we are encouraging our Chinese, Indian and Bangladesh suppliers to use certified and RSL-free dyes and Chemicals and monitor them through Oekotex, ZDHC and others”. Also, we are not compromise with the visual colour assessment. We are Using the Lightbox with D65, TL84, UV, F, and SWF light sources in a dark room. Carry on our visual assessment from Lab-dip to bulk to postpone any shade variation & Metamerism.

Data Management

All quality reports are uploaded to our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and can be shared with our buyers as needed.

Natex inhouse Testing Lab

We’ve invested significantly in comprehensive in-house testing facilities in our offices in China and Bangladesh. These facilities ensure that all fabrics and yarn undergo rigorous testing before being sent to our CMT units. This is a critical part of our commitment to ensure full traceability in our workflow.

Our tests are conducted by ISO-certified staff experienced in monitoring and testing our fabrics, yarns, and finished garments. This ensures our quality control is maintained from start to finish, with each step documented to enhance traceability.

In-House Lab Testing Equipment list

  • Conditioning Cabinet to find out the test results more accurate.
  • Light Box (D65,TL84,CWF,UV,F).
  • Dark Room.
  • Spectrophotometer.
  • Front Loader Washing machine.
  • Tumble Dryer.
  • Dry and Wet rubbing test machine.
  • Tensile strength tester.
  • Wash Wheel
  • ICI Pilling Tester.
  • Martindale Pilling & Abrasion machine.
  • pH Meter.
  • Weighting machine.
  • Oven or Incubator.
  • Perspirometer. (ISO/AATCC).
  • Bake-out furnace.
  • GSM Cutter.
  • Attachment pull test machine.

Chemical Testing Procedures

All our chemical tests are conducted at third-party testing bureaus, including TÜV, SGS, and Bureau Veritas. We conduct these tests according to our buyers’ standards and also perform random tests ourselves. This includes testing on GOTS and GRS certified materials. Our proactive approach to self-auditing at every stage ensures the utmost safety throughout our company’s processes, reaffirming our dedication to the highest safety and quality standards.

Testing Protocols

  • Visual & Instrumental Shade Assessment.
  • Colorfastness to Rubbing.
  • Colorfastness to Water.
  • Colorfastness to Washing.
  • Colorfastness to Perspiration.
  • Colorfastness To sea water.
  • Colorfastness To Phenolic Yellowing.
  • Colorfastness to Saliva.
  • pH.
  • Martindale Pilling & Abrasion.
  • ICI Pilling & Snagging.
  • Bursting Strength.
  • Garments Weight.
  • Print Fastness.
  • Nickel Release.
  • Appearance after wash.
  • Dimensional Stability to Washing.
  • Spirality.
  • Stretch and Recovery.
  • Attachment pull test.
  • Shade Checking.
  • Yarn Count.
  • TPM.

All these tests are performed on every batch of fabric and yarn in both our China and Bangladesh offices, ensuring consistent quality and complete traceability of the final garments.

This addition highlights the importance of traceability in your quality assurance process, which can be a key selling point for clients concerned with supply chain transparency.