Testing of raw materials as well as finished products may be required to ensure compliance with regulations for product claims and sales as well as providing information to the rancher/farmer on specific attributes of their fiber to aid in their selection tools for breeding to improve quality and uniformity.
Individual labs are available for raw fiber testing that generate histograms, of use not only to ranchers/farmers but also to manufacturers who purchase raw fiber by the bale. Links to these labs can be found in the Fiber Testing Link.
A variety of labs are available that take testing to the next level. Services are available to test for strength, flammability, wicking, thermal properties among others. Finished product testing to meet federal requirements and labeling requirements are also available. Links to a number of these labs can be found in the Textile Testing Link.
As with all web links available on this website, these links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute endorsement of services, materials, products, or any associated organizations at those sites.