4 September 2018
Clicks 465 Tags: textile
29 August,2018,California's legislature has passed a bill AB 2998, banning the use of flame retardants in juvenile products, upholstered furniture and mattresses. Flame retardant has the properties of carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and endocrine interference. This bill stipulates that from January 1, 2020, manufacturers shall not sell or distribute in commerce in this state any new, not previously owned juvenile products, mattresses, or upholstered furniture that contains covered flame retardant chemicals at levels above 1000 parts per million (1000 ppm). ...
29 August 2018
Clicks 425 Tags: footwear
10 August 2018, Argentina Department of Production and Trade issues a regulation 465/2018 on “Technical regulations applicable to label requirements for all types of footwear”. This regulation shall enter into force on the 180th day following that of its publication in the Argentina Gazette. According to this regulation, the Footwear Labeling should include the following informations: -manufacture country. - Country/import manufacturer name/company name, and unique tax identification code(CUIT). ...
23 March 2018
Clicks 486 Tags: AAFA
22 February 2018, the American Apparel & Footwear Association(AAFA) released the 19th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource listing banned or restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world.The 19th edition of the RSL covers 12 categories with more than 250 chemicals and is updated to reflect additions or changes to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals in finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products. ...
5 January 2018
Clicks 1501 Tags: Textile
2 January 2018, OEKO-TEX updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification. The new regulations come into effect on 1 April 2018 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. In accordance with LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX, bisphenol A and aniline add to “Other chemical residues”, and the limit value for all product classes is also updated. ...
16 November 2017
Clicks 677 Tags: Textile
23 October 2017, Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade issued a circular No. 21/2017/TT-BCT to set a new standard on contents of formaldehyde and aromatic amines in textiles and at the same time abolished the circular No. 23/2016/TT-BCT. According to the new regulation of No. 21/2017/TT-BCT: Category of textile Limit of formaldehyde content(mg/kg) 1 Textiles for children under 3 years old 30 2 Textiles in direct contact with the skin 75 3 Textiles not in direct contact ...
4 August 2017
Clicks 483 Tags: EU Textile
On July 27, 2017, the Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1392 was released by Official Journal of the European Union, which amended the EU Ecolabel for textile products (Decision 2014/350/EU). Decision 2014/350/EU involves a large proportion of EU Ecolabel for textile products(Decision 2014/350/EU) ,but not limit to heavy metals. ...
24 May 2017
Clicks 551 Tags: China new standards
On May 12, 2017, Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China issued the 11th announcement of national standards of this year, releasing 334 national standards, among which 34 items belong to standards of textile and footwear. ...
17 March 2017
Clicks 628 Tags: AAFA RSL textile footwear
Washington 16 March 2017, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released the 18th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry's chemical management resource for banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. ...
15 March 2017
Clicks 546 Tags: Leather chromium(VI)
In February 2017, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO17075-1:2017 and ISO17075-2:2017 to update the test standard ISO 17075, superseding the previous standard ISO 17075:2007. ...
23 January 2017
Clicks 404 Tags: ZDHC OEKO
OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that it is joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program. OEKO-TEX® has long supported the vision of globally implementing sustainable/green chemistry and best practices in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries in order to protect consumers, workers, and the environment. OEKOTEX ® looks forward to collaboration with other leading brands and contributors that are also members of the ZDHC Program. Collecti ...
17 January 2017
Clicks 1025 Tags: textile Oeko
On 4 January 2017, the OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The following new regulations come into force on 01 April 2017 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. Requirements and references that relate to leather materials and leather products are taken from the 2017 edition of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® ...
28 December 2016
Clicks 479 Tags: Leather certification
From 2017 onwards, producers and suppliers of leather goods can also have their products certified to be tested for harmful substances by the International OEKO-TEX® Association. The basis for the certification is the new LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®, which was launched during the annual meeting of the General Managers of the OEKO-TEX® institutes in Ostend, Belgium at the start of November. Formed in 1992 and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the OEKO-TE ...
22 November 2016
Clicks 497 Tags: Industry standard
On 17 November 2016, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) publishes Notification 56 approving 605 industry standards, including 74 for textiles. These textile standards will come into operation on 1 April 2017. Extract of new textile standards Standard No. Standard Title Replaced Standard Date of Applicability FZ/T 01028-2016 Textiles-Flammability-Determination of vertical burning rate FZ/T 01028-1993 1 April 2017 FZ/T 01137-2016 Textiles-Determinat ...
3 November 2016
Clicks 638 Tags: suitcase
Taiwan has formulated “Inspection Rules on Suitcases” covering wheeled or trolley suitcases with frames or in fixed shapes on 31 October 2016. The standard takes into force immediately. It specifies that the inspection of suitcases shall be subject to CNS 15331 Evaluation criteria for bags, cases and trunks, including performance tests and test for material quality. Performance tests: drop test, load test, function test for expendable handles and travelling test. The che ...
2 November 2016
Clicks 428 Tags: protective masks
On 1 November 2016, the first Chinese standard GB/T32610-2016 Standard on protective masks for daily use has come into force, specifying that the masks are compliant only when they can help reduce the concentration of PM 2.5 inhaled to 75μg/m3 so that to enhance air quality to a good or better level by filtering. The standard only appliers for protective masks used in daily life to protect us from particulars from air pollution. But respiratory protective articles for speci ...
1 November 2016
Clicks 547 Tags: azodye formaldehyde
On 12 October 2016, the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade issued circular no.23/2016/TT-BCT to abolish circular no.37/2015/TT-BCT regulating content limits and inspection of formaldehyde and aromatic amines derived from azo dye in textile product. It takes into force on 26 November 2016. Starting from this date, textile products shall not be subjected to the inspection of content of formaldehyde and aromatic amines derived from azo dye. The Vietnam Textile and Apparel A ...
28 October 2016
Clicks 530 Tags: NP NPE
On 30 September 2016, South Korea's environment ministry has published a revised list of substances restricted under K-REACH. Nonylphenols and NPEs are used in manufacturing detergents, paints, pesticides, cosmetics and plastics. They are considered endocrine disruptors and bioaccumulative in aquatic environments. The amendment is summarised as below: SUBSTANCE RESTRICTION 1.nonylphenols(NP), CAS NO: 25154-52-3, 104-40-5, 84852-15- 3, 139-84-4, 136-83-4,90481-04-2 and 11066- ...
10 October 2016
Clicks 419 Tags: footwear
On 9 August 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union revised the standard as regards the ecological criteria for the award of the EU ecolabel for footwear by Decision (EU) 2016/1349, which replaced Decision 2009/563/EC. The product group ‘footwear’ shall comprise all articles designed to protect or cover the foot, with an applied sole which comes into contact with the ground. Footwear may be composed of various natural and/or synthetic materials. The product grou ...
23 September 2016
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There are 93 batches non-compliant industrial products as notified by Supervision Office under General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ). 58 of 93 batches are textile products primarily resulting from colour fastness and safety category labels. The details for non-compliance of imported textiles in Aug.: Category Identification & Labels Safety & Hygiene Other Reason for non-compliance Lack of sa ...
13 September 2016
Clicks 368 Tags: Textile
At a meeting on 9 Aug. 2016, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has agreed on changes to 'simplify' its regulation of the safety of textiles, clothing and their accessories. The move results from EU and European industry’s idea that the compulsory certification of compliance created unnecessary barriers to trade. The highlights for the meeting including the following: l Changes made that apply to carpets, felts, non-woven fabrics and other products. l Net migration lim ...
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