WE DON’T JUST MEET INDUSTRY STANDARDS. WE EXCEED THEM.
All koi fabric is subject to 21 separate tests before we offer our seal of approval. Testing is conducted via third-party testing agencies and institutes as well as at our factories and again when the garments arrive at koi in the US.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TESTS WE REQUIRE OUR FABRIC TO PASS:
All fabric is tested for quality, consistency and weight. If the fabric is not up to our standards, it is rejected.
We test our fabric for acid/alkali content because pH levels too high or low can cause skin irritation or unexpected color changes in the fabric.
COLORFASTNESS IN ACTUAL HOME CONDITIONS
To evaluate color staining, fading and durability, we test wash our garments 25 times in real world conditions.
COLORFASTNESS TO LIGHT AND PERSPIRATION
We conduct a variety of colorfast tests to study our fabric’s response to sunlight, perspiration and other common everyday conditions.
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
We conduct a number of strength tests, including tensile, tearing and seam strength.
We study the effects of wrinkling on our fabric and the ability to recover.
SNAG, PILLING AND ABRASION RESISTANCE
We evaluate the effects of these common everyday occurrences and how to combat them.
We test our fabric for the level of shrinkage both as the result of home washing and steaming and ironing.
We evaluate the ability of our poly and poly/Spandex fabric to trap moisture rapidly and carry it away from the body.
STRETCH AND RECOVERY
For stretch fabric, we evaluate the degree of stretch as well as how the fabric recovers after tension and extension.
TESTING IS JUST PART OF THE STORY.
Testing and quality control aren’t the only reasons to choose koi. We give special attention to styling, fit, comfort and design details. We’re known for our attention to detail and the functionality of our garments.
In addition, we partner only with the best, ethical factories throughout the world, where workers are treated fairly and humanely.
At koi, we take great pride in each and every garment that carries our name. Our mission is to create scrubs that our customers love. And that starts with making the best fabric we know how.
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