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Verification testing to determine the exact species of
fibre used in a variety of materials and products.

What is the FIT programme?

The Bureau Veritas Fibre Identification and Traceability programme (FIT) is designed to
determine whether a manufacturer has the processes and process controls, to their stated
product claims, relating to the nature/origin of fibres used in their products.

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services. We help
businesses improve safety, sustainability and productivity. Our clients include the majority of the
worlds leading brands in retail, manufacturing and other industries.

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We have an exclusive agreement to test the traceability extraction of DNA from cotton fibre,
cotton fabric and cotton products, using PCR techniques which enables the identification of the
authenticity of the Egyptian Cotton product.

31 Kingsland Grange, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4RW, Cheshire, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1925 854 360 Fax: +44 (0)1925 851 654
Email: [email protected]

What types of fibre are included in the FIT programme?

We can identify and validate traceability of fibres including the following:
Egyptian Cotton (exclusive testing capability), Cotton Mercerised,
Cupro, Elastane, Elastomultiester, Hemp, Jute, Kapok, Linen,
Metallised Fibre, Modacrylic, Modal, Nylon, Polyester,
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, PVC, Ramie, Silk,
Viscose, Wool types, Lyocell, Animal Fur, Faux Fur

We provide the following elements as part of our FIT programme

 Fibre Identification Testing - Test methods available include extraction of DNA from fibre and
fabric products combined with PCR techniques, staple length, microscopic evaluation, and
chemical testing. Bureau Veritas engineers will help you select the best method for your
application to identify and verify the authenticity of the fibre product. We also offer best practice
sample pick up and retail surveillance.

 Facility Audits - Audits of the traceability system across the production supply chain against
audit protocol, lot numbering and bale identification. Depending on the issue(s), a follow up audit
or a desktop corrective action review plan service is set up to help facilities who have not met the
audit requirements.

 Production Verification - Bureau Veritas can provide production verification services to offer our
clients the confidence that products are being produced as stated in the designated facilities.
This includes, incoming raw materials or components, manufacturing process from preparation
of parts through to the finishing and packaging process.

 Information Management - Bureau Veritas will optimise it's industry leading web based supply
chain quality management platform, OneSource, to manage test reports, audit reports and
corrective action plans for clients who use our FIT Programme.

Local coverage with Global standards

With a presence in every major country around the world, our quality assurance and compliance
solutions are vital in helping our customers enhance product quality and concept-to-consumer

Bureau Veritas provides a wide range of innovative solutions for companies looking to protect their
brand, manage risk and save cost. We help our clients improve their regulatory compliance, the quality
of their products and the efficiency of their supply chain.

Argentina France Japan Singapore United Kingdom
Bangladesh Germany Korea Spain United States
Brazil Guatemala Malaysia Sri Lanka Vietnam
Cambodia India Pakistan Taiwan
China Indonesia Mexico Thailand
Egypt Italy Saudi Arabia Turkey

If you would like to hear more about our FIT programme or to enquire about any of
our other services, you can contact one of our experienced team on:

31 Kingsland Grange, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4RW, Cheshire, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1925 854 360 Fax: +44 (0)1925 851 654
Email: [email protected]

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