From top to bottom
and back again

Read on to find out how a premium brand of ­children’s rainwear suddenly fell from top to bottom in waterproofing tests. And how we fixed it.

A brand nightmare – soaked kids and disappointed parents

A parenting magazine’s annual test revealed that rain coveralls from a premium Scandinavian brand were leaking – they had dropped from first to last place in the waterproofing rating. The company had to act quickly to save their reputation for high quality.

Where and why is water getting through?

LOXY was called in and came down to identify the problem and suggest solutions. After thorough analysis a plan was developed. The main source of leakage was seams that were not properly sealed, due to process flaws and badly chosen materials.

Making sure it never happens again

The major change presented to the production company was a new requirement specification for seamsealing tapes, for reflectives and for pipings. LOXY also specified the necessary changes in the set-up of the production process.

  • Switch to LOXY's higher quality seam-sealing tapes, to prevent future leakage.
  • The production company chose to switch to LOXY’s reflectives to ensure all details were of equally high quality.
  • The production company chose to switch to LOXY's pipings to ensure all details were of equally high quality.
  • Remedying flaws in the production process that had led to badly sealed seams.

Returned to best in test

Before production started for the upcoming collection, all changes that LOXY advised the production company to make were adopted. Careful quality controls were carried out. When the next round of magazine tests were published, the coveralls were back at their place as best in test.

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Careful testing and ensured compatibility

At our own test lab in Hong Kong we can find the right match of seam-sealing and reflexive tapes with different materials. And make sure it holds up to the most demanding standards.


sample of our standards & tests for waterproof gear:

iso 3175 – testing suitability of dry cleaning and wet cleaning
iso 6330 – testing longevity of materials in domestic washing
oeko-tex® standard 100 – testing for harmful substances and health risks

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At LOXY quality is a start-to-finish commitment. With our own R&D, our own lab and a flexible organisation we work swiftly and always in a solution-oriented manner.

Håvard Spaniland
quality manager at LOXY.

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A total quality commitment

A total quality commitment with LOXY’s Quality Assurance Programme. Full traceability with unique batch numbers. Digital documentation of all production and quality control tests.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY

We produce top of the line outfits for the
Scandinavian kids clothing market. LOXY supports us with excellent solutions, knowledge and experience, always with a crisp delivery.

Sales Director At production company of rainwear

Challenge us!

The devil is often in the details. When the seams start leaking or reflectives disappear in the wash on premium products, customers are severely disappointed in the brand. How do you make sure that does not happen to your products?

When you use LOXY tapes in your products, all of our knowledge and system experience comes built in. And we thrive on challenges. Solving problems and finding new applications for our expertise. How can we help you?