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The Footwear Mark indicates that your product has completed a comprehensive testing and factory inspection programme to safeguard against hazardous chemicals whereas the Footwear Fit Mark ensures that the physical measurements of the shoe are in line with the standards of the relevant international shoe size systems.
TÜV SÜD’s certification marks are valuable tools for distinguishing your products. Our Footwear Mark is a symbol of safety and trust that demonstrates your commitment to meeting international safety and environmental standards for footwear. You can also demonstrate the accuracy of your size labelling to established measurement systems with our Footwear Fit Mark.
For the Footwear Mark; the products are tested against CPSIA and most EU directives such as REACH. The test parameters also include most substances found on the Restricted Substance List (RSL) of major retailers. For the Footwear Fit Mark; the German AKA64/WMS grading system and the French or Continental grading system are used to determine the dimensions of the shoe to ensure a correct fit.
TÜV SÜD is recognised and respected throughout the global retail industry. Our suite of services for footwear products and leather goods includes testing, pre-shipment inspection, auditing, product certification and system certification, as well as training and knowledge services. Our extensive network of laboratories across the globe features state-of-the-art testing equipment and technology for quality and performance testing.
The TÜV SÜD footwear mark, which verifies compliance with applicable chemical safety requirements as well as other chemical safety considerations.
Summary of the key regulations regarding the use of chemicals in footwear products.
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