OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Guide for Importers & Manufacturers

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OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 restrics chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful substances in textiles. While OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is voluntary, it is based on REACH and other regulations which make the standard a preferred choice for many brands.

In this guide, we explain which regulations STANDARD 100 is based on, and the conditions you must meet to use the label. We also cover product classes, certification, and more.

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Bedding and Pillow Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Bedding Regulations European Union

Are you planning to import or manufacture bedding products or pillows in the European Union? This guide covers REACH, GPSD, flammability standards, textiles labelling requirements, and other compliance requirements relevant to bedding products and pillows.

Covered Products

  • Pillows
  • Mattress covers
  • Children’s cot duvets
  • Children’s sleep bags
  • Blankets

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Bedding and Pillow Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Bedding Regulations United States

Do you plan to import or manufacture pillows and bedding items in the United States? This guide covers various regulations, flammability standards, chemical restrictions, labeling, and other compliance requirements for bedding and pillow products in the US.

More specifically, the guide covers 16 CFR 1500.18, CPSIA, ASTM standards, Law Labels, and other compliance requirements.

Covered Products

  • Cushions
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Bedding sets

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Carpets and Rugs Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Carpets and rugs sold in the United States are subject to various regulations, flammability standards, labeling, and testing requirements. In this guide, we cover the Flammable Fabrics Act, CPSIA, ATSM standards, California Proposition 65, and other compliance requirements for carpets and rugs.

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Carpets and Rugs Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Carpets and rugs regulations in the EU

Carpets and rugs imported and manufactured in the EU are subject to various regulations, substance restrictions, flammability standards, labelling, and testing requirements. In this guide, we cover the Construction Products Regulation, GPSD, REACH, and textile labelling rules for carpets and rugs in the European Union.

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Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) Guide For United States Importers

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The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) regulates flammability in clothing, carpets, mattresses, and other products – either manufactured in or imported to the United States. In this guide, we explain how the FFA works and what you must do to ensure compliance.
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Children’s Clothing Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Children’s clothing sold in the United States is subject to various safety standards, chemical and heavy metal restrictions, labeling, testing, and certification requirements.

In this guide, we cover some of the most important regulations and requirements, including CPSIA, ASTM standards, tracking labels, 16 CFR Part 1120, flammability requirements, and more.

Note that some regulations and standards mentioned in this guide are not exclusively applicable to children’s products but to consumer products and apparel in general.
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Children’s Clothing Regulations in the European Union: Summary

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Children’s Clothing Regulations

Children’s and baby clothing imported or manufactured in the European Union are subject to flammability standards, chemical restrictions, lab testing, and labeling requirements.

In this guide, we cover REACH, EN 14682, EN 14878, and other relevant compliance requirements. It also covers compliance risks that EU importers and manufacturers should be aware of.

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Clothing and Textiles Regulations and Standards in the UK

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Clothing Regulations in the UK

Do you intend to import or manufacture clothing or other textile goods in the UK? In this article, we cover regulations and standards applicable to clothing and textile goods manufactured or imported into the United Kingdom. This includes substance restrictions, labelling requirements, lab testing, and more.

This article does not apply to Northern Ireland because it still follows EU regulations.

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Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Planning to manufacture, import, or sell clothing or other textiles in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about chemical and heavy metals regulations, labeling requirements, lab testing, certification, and much more concerning textiles compliance in the United States. Continue reading Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide