Topic Archives: Softlines

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Dec 20, 2017, 4:34 PM
Vietnam has introduced new regulations covering the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products. The new rules will come into effect on May 1, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
China has issued a revised version of its national standard for clothing with filling – GB/T 2662-2017. The revised standard will become effective on December 1, 2017.Read more...
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Nov 23, 2017, 9:01 AM
Mexico has issued a new care label standard for clothing - NMX-A-3758-INNTEX-2014. The new standard came into effect on October 15, 2017.Read more...
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Nov 14, 2017, 5:06 PM
SGS has opened its newly expanded textile and footwear testing facility in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The expanded laboratory provides the full range of physical and chemical testing capabilities to comply with domestic and international standards.Read more...
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Nov 9, 2017, 10:03 AM
South Korea updated its safety standards for infant and children’s textile products in January 2017. The new rules become effective in February 2018.Read more...
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Oct 25, 2017, 9:33 AM
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 will be adopted on April 21, 2018, altering the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) certification in Europe. This change will mean the repeal of Directive 89/686/EEC.Read more...
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Oct 19, 2017, 11:55 AM
The US FTC has updated its website to help businesses more efficiently organize their registered identification numbers under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules.Read more...
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Oct 16, 2017, 11:54 AM
E-commerce is becoming a major factor in global consumer sales. SGS guides companies through the changes, detailing the advantages and potential problems of this new form of selling.Read more...
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Sep 28, 2017, 9:23 AM
From April 21, 2018, domestic oven gloves and mitts will be classified as category II PPE, under new EU regulations. SGS offers advice on how to comply with the new rules. Read more...
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Sep 21, 2017, 2:47 PM
SGS has been appointed as a Notified Body for (EU) 2016/425, the new European Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment.Read more...