Shanghai Furushima Textile Support Co., Ltd. was established in April 2002 with the business cooperation between Shanghai Furushima Fashion Co., Ltd. and the Japan Wool Products Inspection Institute Foundation, an inspection organization. It functions as the Shanghai test center for this foundation. It undertakes quality testing, appearance inspection, issuance of certificates, mending, and dispatch of inspection teams.
Certificates and quality test reports are issued under the name of Shanghai test center. These certificates are indispensable for the products for Japan, in particular, for its major mass retailers.
Two Japanese dispatched from the foundation are stationed in the center and give technological guidance to customers. The experienced staff of the center can give proper guidance to their customers based on the inspection result. President Katsutoshi Sibuya emphasized the importance of guidance as many defect products are discovered through the inspection. This center’s major quality test is cloth testing that includes color fastness (resistance to light, washing, sweat and abrasion), physical properties (tensile strength and pilling), analysis (mixture ratio, formalin content, etc.) and wash resistance (shape retention, shrinkage). The center is equipped with all the necessary facilities for these tests.
The center carries out mending of variety of defects in both cloth and products. Among these defects are shaded edge, yarn variation, color deviation, yarn imperfection, dyeing and printing defects, stitching defects, nep, fly and stain. Located in the same compound is Shanghai Furushima Fashion Co., Ltd., an inspection company which handles 1,000 items per day.