Garment & Textile Testing

The UK Clothing and Textile market is a fast paced and constantly changing landscape, and suppliers and manufacturers are continuously pushing boundaries to ensure their products appeal to the market.

Such a demanding customer audience drives a need for innovation in design and constant supply of exciting new textiles and fabrics to satisfy customer demand. This ever changing and increasingly creative process brings with it challenges in terms of how fabrics, dyes, accessories and decorations will behave during the cleaning process.  

Care labels are created to give both the customer and dry cleaner the best guidance in aftercare for both clothing and home interiors. But before this can be done, testing across a broad range of cleaning methods needs to take place to assess the items performance.

Johnsons work with our clothing retailer and textile manufacturing / importer customers to develop a process for testing new garments before they are prepared for the market. Our unique testing facilities in the UK employ fabric and garment technologists who work with customers to understand how their products perform during the cleasning cycle. Over the last ten years, Johnson Cleaners have increasingly carried out testing to show the difference between GreenEarth® cleaning and Perchloroethylene (Perc).

This activity can determine the likelihood of a garment withstanding the cleaning processes, influencing design choices to ensure the future satisfaction of retailers’ customers.

Some of the retailers we have worked with include:

  • Next
  • Whistles
  • The White Company
  • John Smedley
  • LK Bennett