Friday 27 July 2018



A variety of test methods to validate the safety, quality and reliability factors of a wide range of materials used in clothing and furnishing.

What is a softlines product?

Softlines is a business term for retail store products consisting of textile merchandise, the term is used to define the difference between ‘Hardline’ and ‘Softline’ goods in retail stores.

Softlines can be anything from clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture coverings, rugs, curtains, bedding and even certain styles of lamp shades can be classed as a softline product.


Our experience and speed is second to none!

Our UK laboratory has over 400 years of specialist experience, we take great pride in our technical governance and work along side a host of formal recognitions, accreditations and industry bodies.

With a dedicated contact who manages the entire process, you know when you submit a sample to us,  the speed and accuracy is always of the highest quality.

Our key people include:

Simon Chee - General Manager of the Warrington Laboratory

Helen Colebourn - Technical Consultant

Gail Rigby - Fibre Microscopist

Zoe Wells - Softlines Manager


Bureau Veritas softlines capabilities

  • Fibre Microscopy & Quantification
  • Analytical Testing
  • Flammability Testing
  • Physical Testing
  • Colourfastness and Fading
To download our service sheet on Softlines Testing click here
You can find more information on all our other product testing here

If you would like to enquire about any of our services, you can contact one of our experienced team on: 01925 854 360 or email us at [email protected]


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