Knowing and abiding to labelling and flammability requirements of textiles is imperative in the certification of your products, if you’re not complying to set safety standards as a business/manufacturer, you are at risk of getting your products taken off the trading markets. Join our thought leader Sheikh Minhazuddin, TÜV SÜD’s Deputy General Manager in R&D Head, Technical Governance and Regulatory Compliance, in a four part series of knowledge filled webinars that’ll cover everything you need to know about how to certify your textile products correctly.
Our four engaging webinars consist of: ‘Textile Fibre Labelling for EU Market,’ Wash Care Labelling for Textile Products,’ and ‘Compliance to UK’s Nightwear Flammability Requirements.’
The EU is one of the key market for apparel and textile products. The regulations for disclosing the fibre composition on the label for a textile product are not uniform across the world and each country has different requirements. The EU also has a specific regulation [Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011] that defines the criteria on how to disclose fibre composition on a textile product. With the enhancement of technology and innovation, new materials and creativity in product designing makes labelling more complicated. Therefore, it is very essential for the global supply chain to understand the regulatory requirements for textile fibre labelling.
The regulatory requirements for the textile fibre labelling for EU market
The wash care label provides the information to consumers about the suitable cleaning procedures to be used for the particular garment or textile article. Such cleaning procedures are provided on the label in the form of written instruction or using symbols according to the regulation or practices of a particular market.
However, such wash care instruction or symbols are not completely harmonized across the countries. Therefore, it is challenge for the retailer or brand specially those are selling their products in multiple countries or regions.
Nightwear is intended to be worn primarily for sleeping or activities related to sleeping and normally worn directly on the skin. Therefore there is an increased risk of burn injuries in case such articles catch fire from a candle, match, lighter or a similar items. Several countries has specific regulation on the flammability of nightwear however requirements and specification are not always same for these countries.
The UK also has a regulation on nightwear safety “The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985” (as amended) and in this webinar we are going to discuss various requirements of this regulation.
Cords and drawstrings in children’s clothing is still the cause of many recalls throughout the UK and Europe, and the approach, scope and requirements can be confusing. In this webinar we will discuss certain requirements of the European Standard EN 14683 with examples from RAPEX notifications, and what manufacturers should consider to ensure the safety of children’s clothing from the risks associated with cords and drawstrings.
Deputy General Manager - R&D Head, Technical Governance and Regulatory Compliance, TÜV SÜD
Mr. Minhazuddin is an expert in mechanical safety and physical testing of softlines products with more than seventeen years of experience in softlines testing and product safety regulation in international markets. He is an experienced speaker and trainer on various topics related to mechanical safety and physical testing of Softlines products.
Sheikh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology from the University of Calcutta, India.
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