An important aspect of fabric quality is durability to repeated cycles of wash and wear. Durability performance testing involves measuring strength and resistance to abrasion and pilling and requires a basic understanding of sample preparation, testing, and evaluation. Although there are no universal standards for the durability of textile and apparel products, the customer and supplier need to agree on levels of satisfactory performance for individual products and end-uses.
To ensure value to consumers, textile and apparel products must have some degree of durability. Durability depends to a large degree on yarn and fabric strengths. Strength testing is designed to measure how a product might perform without subjecting it to numerous cycles of wearing and consumer care. Various testing methods are used to predict strength quickly and accurately.