Taiwan Textile Federation is committed to planning and promoting the ‘Taiwan Functional Textiles’ (TFT) certification system. At present, TFT has established several certification standards, including the standards for 18 products, based on the criteria set up by ‘Committee for Conformity Assessment on Accreditation and Certification of Functional and Technical Textiles’ and offered product certification service to functional textile manufacturers and merchandisers. The TFT certificate label is now registered in Taiwan, US, European Union, Korea and Japan.
After several efforts in R&D in functional textiles, the Taiwan textile industry has reached a general consensus on what they ought to do in the future. Renowned firms have been devoting efforts in research and production of functional textile goods. As products can vary in quality, buyers and consumers must test and use the textiles to verify the acclaimed functions. Therefore, the importance of product quality assurance approved by a reliable organization was given high precedence. A certification system would be important to local and overseas buyers and consumer who can look for the certificate label to identify the quality of the products they are buying.