Boohoo opens in-house textile and clothing lab

Boohoo has opened a new in-house textile and apparel labratory in partnership with TÜV Rheinland.

The lab, which is located in the company’s Manchester head office, aims for “fast, efficient, and cost-effective” in-house garment testing. The company claims it is one of only two retailers in the UK to invest in this type of facility.

Boohoo said that the lab will give the business and its suppliers better visibility of product performance.

The online fast-fashion brand says that the site will provide access to a variety of retail testing to ensure its items meet both legal and performance standards.

“The Lab also supports the Group’s sustainability goals and the targets for implementing more sustainable fabrics into garments,” said the company. “The business has also started to buy fabric directly from textile mills and the Lab will allow for those fabrics to be tested on quality and durability, so the business and the customer can be more confident around the longevity of the fabrics.”

Boohoo added that in future, the lab will also support on the commitment to the microfiber consortium around micro fibre shedding in garments, as it will provide details of the performance of the garment during washing.

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