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.

Types of Testing

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

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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.


Meredith McQuerry Meredith McQuerry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Retail Entrepreneurship in the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship and serves as the supervisor of the lab and oversees its operation.

236 Roderick Shaw Building (RSB)
Tallahassee, FL 32306