Inditex works with certified test centres all over the world. Two of its product quality laboratories stand out, namely the facilities located in Lugo (Spain) and Istanbul (Turkey); these centres are equipped with the latest developments in analytical methodologies. A research and development programme has been rolled out at both laboratories in order to expand the scope of the analysis of the substances regulated in our health and safety standards. They are equipped with more precise analytical tools and dedicated units that support the initiatives carried out under the umbrella of the technical advisory programme for manufacturers and suppliers.
Our benchmark laboratories
Inditex works with 28 external product safety laboratories all around the world. Two next-generation facilities stand out within this broad network: one in Lugo (Spain) and the other in Istanbul (Turkey); these are the Group's analytical centres of reference and are equipped to perform the most cutting-edge tests in record time. Inditex has set up a dedicated in-house laboratory for testing its footwear at its footwear and accessories facility in Elche (Spain).
Inditex has a dedicated in-house laboratory where it tests its footwear. The facility was created by Tempe, Inditex's footwear and accessories company, and is located at Tempe's headquarters in Elche (Alicante, Spain). This centre performs quality and comfort tests with the aim of selling long-lasting, comfortable products with a quality finish.
Inditex works with AMS Labs, an innovative facility that uses the latest analytical methods and a library that enables it to identify the colour used in dyeing and printing processes.
Fabric chemical tests are carried out at special laboratories using chromatography and spectrophotometry. The physical tests check colour robustness using rubbing techniques and verify the composition of the fabric and its resistance to heat or washing, among other attributes. Footwear is a complex product to test in terms of quality and comfort. The tests performed include outer-sole abrasion resistance tests to assess durability, loosening of the join between the upper and sole, as well as analysis of heel robustness and the ageing performance of the various materials used.
- Garment testing laboratories
- Footwear testing laboratories
- Dyeing and stamping
- Chemicals and physical testing