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SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has joined forces with technology manufacturer, Jeanologia, to launch a new service for fashion retailers, manufacturers and brand owners looking to minimize the environmental impact of denim textile production.


Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric Test is an exclusive service from SGS, which uses ground-breaking technology developed by Jeanologia. In expanding its global textile testing capability with Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric Test, SGS is responding to the growing use of laser technology to drastically reduce the industry’s environmental impact and drive efficiency.


Laser marking significantly reduces both water consumption and the use of toxic and chemical substances. In addition, it brings efficiencies via reduced costs and more consistent finishes within the end product.


Advanced Light Sensitive Test from SGS measures the suitability of denim fabrics for laser marking, based on their sensitivity to light, and provides an objective score of a fabric’s quality through the global Advanced Light Sensitive 100 mark system. It provides an accurate measurement of how a denim fabric reacts to laser processing and which fabrics are best suited to achieving fashionable finishes (natural and vintage) with a low environmental impact.


Yvonne Tse, Vice President, Global Softlines said: “We are proud to launch this service which supports the sustainable production of fashion textiles. We are seeing how laser marking is transforming the industry by significantly reducing water wastage and the use of toxic chemical substances during production. For those manufacturers looking to take advantage of more eco-friendly technology, Advanced Light Sensitive test can be a vital step in that process.”


Jeanologia, based in Spain, develops innovative technologies for the textile industry.


Enrique Silla, CEO at Jeanologia, said: “Our mission is to change the industry and make it more ethical, ecoefficient and sustainable. To do this, not only do we need to change the sourcing model, but to bring in new method and techniques for analysis and standardization. All stakeholders need to be facing the same direction.”


About SGS Softlines and Accessories

SGS provides a wide range of services to the softlines and accessories industry at every stage of the value chain. It has established a global reputation in ensuring the quality, safety and sustainability of these products, and their mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands of the market. Through its global network, SGS can provide softlines services around the world irrespective of a products’ ultimate destination.


For further information contact:


Keith Tsang

Senior Service Development Manager

Connectivity & Products, SGS

Email: cp.media@sgs.com


About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.