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

Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the European Union: A Complete Guide

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Planning to import clothing or textile products in the EU? In this guide, we introduce regulations and standards that importers or manufacturers placing clothing and textile products in the EU market should know. This includes REACH, the General Product Safety Directive, the Personal Protective Equipment Directive, and more. Continue reading Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the European Union: A Complete Guide

Clothing & Textiles Product Lab Testing in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Chemical, flammability, and safety lab testing is often required when importing and manufacturing clothing and other textiles in the United States. In this guide, we cover textiles testing costs, standards, compliance risks, and more. Continue reading Clothing & Textiles Product Lab Testing in the United States: A Complete Guide

Clothing and Textiles Product Lab Testing in the EU: A Complete Guide

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Clothing and textiles lab testing helps importers and brands verify compliance with chemical and heavy metals restrictions, safety standards, and flammability standards. In this guide, I explain why testing is necessary, how you can reduce costs, manage failed test results, and much more. Continue reading Clothing and Textiles Product Lab Testing in the EU: A Complete Guide

Azo Dye Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Azo Dye Regulations United States

Many US states have restrictions concerning azo dyes in apparel, leather goods, food contact materials, and other consumer products. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US azo dyes restrictions and lab testing requirements.

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Azo Dye Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Azo dyes are used in the textile industry, and to manufacture leather goods, accessories, food contact materials, and other products. Some azo dyes are classified as carcinogens, which is why azo dyes are restricted in the EU.

Keep reading, and learn what importers and manufacturers must know about azo dyes restrictions, and lab testing requirements in the European Union.

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Registered Identification Number (RN) Guide for United States Importers

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Importing apparel and textile products to the United States? If so, you must either include your business name on the product label or use a Registered Identification Number (RN). In this guide, we explain what an RN number is, and how you can apply for one.

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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, sleepwear, carpets, mattresses, and many other textile products – either manufactured in or manufactured 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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Clothing and Textiles Regulations in Hong Kong: An Overview

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Clothing Regulations in Hong Kong

Planning to import and sell clothing or other textile products in Hong Kong?  In this guide, we explain what Hong Kong companies must know about the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, labeling requirements, product standards, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • T-shirts
  • Trousers
  • Children’s nightwear
  • Children’s clothing

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