SGS launches Light Sensitive Fabric Test to boost greener production of denim fashion products


SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has joined forces with technology manufacturer, Jeanologia, to launch a new service for fashion retailers, manufacturers and brand owners looking to minimize the environmental impact of denim textile production.

The Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric Test is an exclusive service from SGS, which uses ground-breaking technology developed by Jeanologia. In expanding its global textile testing capability with Advanced Light Sensitive Fabric Test, SGS is responding to the growing use of laser technology to drastically reduce the industry’s environmental impact and drive efficiency.

Laser marking significantly reduces both water consumption and the use of toxic and chemical substances. In addition, it brings efficiencies via reduced costs and more consistent finishes within the end product.

An Advanced Light Sensitive Test from SGS measures the suitability of denim fabrics for laser marking, based on their sensitivity to light, and provides an objective score of a fabric’s quality through the global Advanced Light Sensitive 100 mark system. It provides an accurate measurement of how a denim fabric reacts to laser processing and which fabrics are best suited to achieving fashionable finishes (natural and vintage) with a low environmental impact.

“We are proud to launch this service which supports the sustainable production of fashion textiles. We are seeing how laser marking is transforming the industry by significantly reducing water wastage and the use of toxic chemical substances during production. For those manufacturers looking to take advantage of more eco-friendly technology, Advanced Light Sensitive test can be a vital step in that process.”

Jeanologia, based in Spain, develops innovative technologies for the textile industry.

“Our mission is to change the industry and make it more ethical, eco-efficient and sustainable. To do this, not only do we need to change the sourcing model, but to bring in new method and techniques for analysis and standardization. All stakeholders need to be facing the same direction.”