Thread Count
Yarn Twist Count
Microscopic Evaluation
Fiber Content
Weave Identification
Fabric Weight
Surface Abrasion (Pilling)
Soil Release
Whiteness Index
Smoothness Appearance
Wrinkle Recovery
Crease Retention
Colorfastness to Laundering-accelerated
Colorfastness to Crocking
Gray Scale Evaluation
Dimensional Change (Garment)
Dimensional Change (Fabric)
Spray Test

Other tests available upon request.

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.


Dr. Meredith McQuerry
Florida State University
Retail, Merchandising & Product Development 308 Sandels Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-6838