Boohoo group open in-house Textile & Apparel Laboratory

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  • The boohoo Group introduce an in-house Textile & Apparel Laboratory in collaboration with TÜV Rheinland.
  • Located in their Manchester Head Office, The Lab is a first for the group and will allow for fast, efficient, and cost-effective in-house garment testing.

The boohoo Group have introduced a state-of-the-art Lab to service their stable of brand and approved suppliers testing needs. The new facility will give the business and its supplier’s better visibility of product performance, with a variety of retail testing available to ensure that products meet both the legal and performance standards required.

The boohoo Group is one of only two retailers in the UK to invest in facilities of this kind and benefits will include increased transparency, decreased supplier workload, reduced costs, increased speed and agility, education support both internal & external and most importantly driving improvements in quality, consistency and customer experience.

The Lab also supports the Group’s sustainability goals and the targets for implementing more sustainable fabrics into garments. The business has also started to buy fabric directly from textile mills and the Lab will allow for those fabrics to be tested on quality and durability, so the business and the customer can be more confident around the longevity of the fabrics. Looking to the future, the Lab will also support on the commitment to the microfiber consortium around micro fibre shedding in garments, as it will provide details of the performance of the garment during washing

Editor’s notes

The boohoo Group Thurmaston Lane Leicester Factory

  • boohoo Group have opened their first ever-manufacturing site, demonstrating their commitment to city of Leicester and ethical British manufacturing
  • The manufacturing site delivers capacity for tens of thousands of garments, with facilities to support both MTO and printing
  • Factory represents millions of pounds worth of investment into the local economy, delivering up to 200 new jobs