SGS and Jeanologia come together to create a world standard in fabric analysis and promote a more sustainable and efficient textile industry


Jeanologia’s Bluescan analyzes fabrics using a Light Sensitive Fabric test to rate and certify them in terms of their laser sensitivity.

Bluescan offers a precise report on how a fabric reacts to laser technology and the different ideal finishes to select for that fabric.

This partnership allows for more agile decision making in the industry thanks to standardized grading and certification system.

Both companies are committed to supporting the sustainability goals of the apparel and footwear industry.

Jeanologia, world leaders in sustainable and ecoefficient technology development, unites forces with SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, to create a world standard for fabric analysis and promote a more sustainable and efficient textile industry.

SGS is able to analyze fabrics using the Light Sensitive Fabric (LSF) test to rate and certify them in terms of laser sensitivity, thanks to Jeanologia’s Bluescan technology installed in SGS’s laboratory in China.

Bluescan is a laboratory measuring tool for developing and selecting fabrics. It provides extreme precision to determine how fabric reacts to laser technology and different washes. The analysis of the LSF test provides the manufacturer with the selection of ideal materials to obtain the best sustainable finish. A detailed report is given with ratings that allow materials to be graded quickly and easily.

The partnership between Jeanologia and SGS facilitates decision making with greater agility in the denim industry thanks to having a precise, standardized and certified grading system.

Enrique Silla, CEO at Jeanologia, has highlighted that to create a sustainable jean collection it is necessary to start by selecting the correct material to achieve the best performance between the material and the finishing technique used on the garment. “Our mission is to change the industry and make it more ethical, ecoefficient and sustainable. To do this, not only do we need to change the sourcing model, but to bring in new method and techniques for analysis and standardization. All stakeholders need to be facing the same direction.” Silla emphasizes that this underpins the commitment of both companies to the MissionZero to eliminate 100% of the discharge generated in the production and finishing of the jeans.

For the CEO at Jeanologia, the information given by Bluescan is vital “not only for garment finishing technicians, but also for brands and fabric buyers as a factor for purchasing decisions, and for the fabric producers. They will be able to have information on how their products will react to the technologies, as well as supporting sale with fully reliable data on their products.”

Yvonne Tse, Vice President, Global Softlines at SGS has indicated that “We are proud to launch this service which supports the sustainable production of fashion textiles. We are seeing how laser marking is transforming the industry by significantly reducing water wastage and the use of toxic chemical substances during production. For those manufacturers looking to take advantage of more eco-friendly technology, LSF test can be a vital step in that process.”

The perfect combination between material and finishing

Bluescan is the perfect union between material and finishings with an easy-to-use software that gives a complete report for each material within minutes.

The technology uses laser light scattering and scans a determined area to capture the reflection of the dispersion to analyze the data.

Bluescan provides an overall grading to facilitate the process of rating the material and gives optimal data that helps to create an authentic look for garments without using toxic chemical products in the laundries. This makes it possible to produce sustainable with massive reductions in water, energy, carbon footprint and time.

With the data analyzed and certified by SGS, producers and buyers can select the most appropriate fabrics, knowing beforehand if it is laser friendly; creating vintage and authentic looks without using water or chemicals.

With Bluescan any garment manufacturer will be able to access a digital library with the different types of materials and their reaction to laser. Allowing collections to be designed digitally and sustainably, avoiding dangerous processes like manual hand scraping or potassium permanganate spraying.

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