WHAT IS THE COMFORT CERTIFICATE?
The comfort certificate issued by AITEX is based on the objective evaluation of comfort depending on the product tested and its intended use. It allows the thermal comfort of fabrics, garments, bedding or mattresses to be evaluated objectively.
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COMFORT CERTIFICATE FOR FABRICS AND GARMENTS
The Comfort Certificate for fabrics and garments issued by AITEX is suitable for:
> Textiles for sportswear
> Textiles intended for workwear and personal protective equipment
> Textiles for everyday use
> Textiles for fashion
> Home textiles
The characteristics evaluated for the Comfort Certificate for fabrics and garments will depend on the final use of the article: breathability, thermal resistance, impermeability garments, wind resistance and wicking.
COMFORT CERTIFICATE FOR BEDDING AND MATTRESSES
Certificate to assess the thermal comfort of bedding based on the breathability and thermal resistance (TOG) of the materials.
This certificate is suitable for:
> Mattresses and bed protectors
Contact AITEX for more information
WHAT IS THERMAL COMFORT?
Thermal comfort is defined as the thermal sensation experienced by the user in relation to the overall thermal balance of their body. Technically, an individual is considered to be thermally comfortable when there is a balance between the heat produced by the body and the different forms of heat dissipation. This balance depends on the activity the individual is engaged in, and the temperature, humidity, air speed, surrounding radiant temperature and clothing.
Different parameters influence thermal comfort, preventing the clothing itself from generating heat or cold stress situations in the individual.
WHAT PROPERTIES DEFINE THE THERMAL COMFORT OF A GARMENT OR FABRIC?
The thermoregulatory properties of a fabric depend on the composition, weight, structure and finishes. According to CEN/TR, the European technical guide, which classifies the thermoregulatory properties of fabrics for use in garments:
> Thermal resistance
> Resistance to water vapour and moisture transport
> Air permeability
> Resistance to water penetration and repellence
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WHY DISPLAY THE COMFORT CERTIFICATE ON A GARMENT OR FABRIC?
More and more manufacturers are recognising the importance of incorporating quality seals and certifications to textile products as a way of differentiating the article and as a seal of quality.
Contact us to find out what steps you need to follow to include the comfort certificate in fabrics and textile garments and give them added value for consumers and competitors.