Topic Archives: Softlines

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Jul 21, 2017, 1:45 PM
The Chinese authorities abolished 2,749 industry standards on June 2, 2017, including several relating to Softline production. Manufacturers are now advised to check their compliance with current standards.Read more...
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Jul 20, 2017, 11:22 AM
Poor attachment of the outsole to the upper is the number one cause of shoe failure. Manufacturers need to employ best practice to avoid reputation damage and loss of sales.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2017, 10:02 AM
SGS has introduced ‘Zero Discharge Holistic Solutions’ to help apparel and footwear manufacturers improve their hazardous chemical profile.Read more...
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Jul 10, 2017, 3:47 PM
Effective immediately, Health Canada has changed its sizing requirements for Infant Sleepwear to align with US rules.Read more...
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May 26, 2017, 10:29 AM
In April 2017, Australia announced several changes to the regulations regarding children’s nightwear. Effective immediately, suppliers can still use the old standards until December 31, 2019.Read more...
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May 26, 2017, 10:15 AM
The CEN has published a new version of the method standards for determining the presences of restricted aromatic amines derived from azo colorants in textiles. The 2017 versions supersede the 2012 versions.Read more...
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May 26, 2017, 10:02 AM
China has re-designated Chinese National Standard GB 28011 – Shanks for Footwear – as a voluntary standard. The change came into effect on March 23, 2017.Read more...
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May 18, 2017, 11:55 AM
Japan has updated enforcement regulations for labeling on some textile products. The changes came into effect on April 1, 2017.Read more...
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May 8, 2017, 10:41 AM
Correct labeling allows manufacturers and importers to legally sell their products in the USA and/or international markets. Correct labeling can speed up importation and reduce addition costs associated with re-labeling and re-shipment. Read more...
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Apr 27, 2017, 10:07 AM
With increasing international acknowledgement of the toxic threat posed by microplastics and microfibers, SGS has developed a new service to analyze the release of microfibers from synthetic garments during domestic laundering. Read more...