This user-friendly guide to textile testing methods equips readers with the skills necessary to interpret data, analyze results, and to predict general levels of performance. Presents basic, practical information on methods and techniques used to analyze textile fabrics for end-use performance and worldwide product quality standards. Explains the theory behind testing and uses a theoretical base in analyzing test results in order to predict fabric performance. Includes lists of applicable test methods, illustrations of test instruments and procedures, and examples of problems and analyses. Includes “Interpreting Results” sections that demonstrate the relevance of test results and how they are applied. Covers color theory and measurement as background for understanding colorfastness testing. Discusses international test method development, global problems in testing, and the need for international standards. For those interested in textile testing and analysis.