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Optimizing Human Performance

Textile Testing Lab

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.

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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.

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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


Contact Dr. Meredith McQuerry
308 Sandels Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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