Testing plays an important role in maintaining the competitiveness of a company, especially in a highly competitive sector such as the textile industry. Fabric testing can be carried out to measure aspects of the objective quality of a product and to ensure that the product is fit for the purpose intended. It also ensures that a product complies with defined standards. This report provides a wealth of information on fabric testing and test methods, and some of the latest developments in equipment for: air permeability testing; colour fastness grading; colour measurement; fabric shrinkage and relaxation; moisture management testing; pressure measuring for compression and support textiles; protective wear testing; strength testing; thermal manikins; and weathering testing. The report highlights the latest products from a range of companies including B-Tex Engineering, Datacolor, James Heal, MAG Solvics, Measurement Technology Northwest, Mesdan Lab, Q-Lab, Salzmann, SATRA, SDL Atlas, VeriVide and WIRA.