Topic Archives: Softlines

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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...
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Sep 18, 2017, 9:46 AM
China will officially implement the latest version of its industry standard for jeanswear, FZ/T 81006-2017, on October 1, 2017. Read more...
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Sep 14, 2017, 12:04 PM
ASTM International has revised its standard safety specification for toys, ASTM F963. The new version contains editorial changes and clarification on Kinetic Energy Density requirements.Read more...
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Sep 14, 2017, 11:36 AM
SGS’s expanded laboratory in Naucalpan, Mexico, was formally opened on August 14, 2017. The facility now offers an extensive range of physical and chemical testing for textiles and apparel.Read more...