Quality Control & Certifications

We are passionate about supplying products which are “fit for purpose“  to our customers. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards against agreed and approved product specifications, and tested in our on-site Nottingham laboratory.


Cole Fabrics' carries the Oeko-Tex Class I (Standard 100) Certification for Confidence In Textiles for many of the labelling fabrics and ribbons that we supply.

Confidence In Textiles

Oeko-Tex Logo ‘Confidence in Textiles’ has been the motto of the independent test institutes of the International Oeko-Tex® Association since 1992, with their tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for textile products of all types that pose no risk to health.

For companies in the textile and clothing industry, the Oeko-Tex® criteria catalogue provides for the very first time a uniform, scientifically founded evaluation standard for the human ecological safety of textiles, against the background of the globalised and extremely fragmented nature of the textile manufacturing chain. 

The Oeko-Tex® label indicates to interested end users the additional benefits of tested safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textiles. In this way, the test label provides an important decision-making tool when purchasing textiles.

You can get further information from www.oeko-tex.com.

Please see our certificate for details of the qualities that have been identified to meet this standard.

The cost of testing every product against this standard is prohibitive. If you feel that this is an important requirement for your intended use, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Cole Fabrics Oeko-Tex Certificate

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).

It provides a set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of our business activities, with an aim to consistently achieve customer satisfaction.

The ISO 9000 family of standards are centred around the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles:

  • A customer focused organisation
  • Leadership
  • The involvement of people
  • Ensuring a process approach
  • A systematic approach to management
  • A factual approach to decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relations
  • Continuous improvement

You can find further information on www.iso.org.

Our ISO Certificates can be downloaded by following these links:

ISO Certificate - Nottingham Site

ISO Certificate - Preston Site

Cole Fabrics is committed to this standard and we endeavour to exceed our Customers Expectations.


BRC LogoThe BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardisation of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.

Cole Fabrics currently holds the BRC High Risk Category for BRC/IoP Global standard for packaging and packaging materials, indicating our ability to produce to this level. However, all our UK Manufactured Products are made to the Low Risk Category as standard.

You will find more information on www.brc.org.uk.

To view our current BRC Certificate please click - Cole Fabrics BRC Certificate.

If this standard is important to you, please contact us to ensure that products that we supply you meet your requirements.

Proctor and Gamble Audits

Cole Fabrics are proud to be an approved supplier to Procter & Gamble. We have been supplying P & G since 2008, and have voluntarily welcomed and entered in to comprehensive site audits from the company in this time.