AATCC 143

Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products after Home Laundering

This test method is intended to determine the smoothness appearance of fabric, seams, and pressed-in creases in garments and other textile products after being subjected to home laundering procedures.

Any washable textile end product may be evaluated for smoothness appearance, seam smoothness and crease retention using this method.

Textile end products containing fabrics of any construction, such as woven, knit and nonwoven, may be evaluated according to this method.

Techniques for seaming and creasing are not outlined since the purpose is to evaluate textile end products as they will be supplied from manufacturing or as ready for use.