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Build A Handbag – Compliance Cheat Sheet

Sep 08, 2023 Build A Handbag – Compliance Cheat Sheet


Navigate the complexities of the handbag market and elevate your brand in the United States, Japan, and Italy with our Handbag Compliance Cheat Sheet. This invaluable resource walks you through the intricacies of compliance in the United States, Japan, and Italy.

From labeling essentials to safety benchmarks, chemical restrictions, testing protocols, certification processes, and waste management regulations, stay ahead in the world of fashion.

With our compliance guide, confidently navigate the regulations of these three diverse markets, ensuring your handbag brand is synonymous with both style and compliance.

This Cheat Sheet Covers:

  1. United States (Federal)
    Navigating federal regulations for handbags can be intricate, but our cheat sheet simplifies the process. Explore labeling requirements, safety standards, chemical restrictions, testing and certification procedures, and eco-friendly waste management practices.
    Ensure your handbags are not just fashionable but also regulation-proof in the US.
  2. Japan
    Japanese consumers appreciate attention to detail and compliance. Our cheat sheet delves into labeling intricacies, safety benchmarks that resonate with the Japanese aesthetic, chemical restrictions, testing prerequisites, and waste management guidelines.
    Your handbags will meet the high standards of quality expected in Japan.
  3. Italy
    Italy is renowned for its fashion heritage. Our cheat sheet offers insights into labeling finesse, safety standards that align with Italian style, chemical limitations, testing prerequisites, and sustainable waste management practices.
    Ensure your handbags capture the essence of Italian elegance while meeting regulatory requirements.

Meet The Authors

Stacey Bowers, Manager, Global Market Access, Compliance & Risks

Stacey Bowers, MILS, is the Manager of Compliance & Risks’ Global Market Access team.

Stacey is a self-described “law nerd” with nearly 20 years’ experience consulting on international consumer products regulations and standards. She has extensive knowledge of analytical, labeling, safety and testing issues applicable to apparel, cosmetics, food, food contact articles, footwear, giveaways/ incentives/ premiums, home textiles, jewelry, juvenile products and toys.

Stacey and her team of 10 librarians and lawyers produce current, comprehensive and customized research to address strategic business needs for retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.

Kim Plassche, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Global Market Access, Compliance & Risks

Kim Plassche is a Senior Regulatory Consultant on the Global Market Access team at Compliance & Risks, Ltd., where she researches and monitors international product safety legislation for custom client reports.

Kim is a librarian by training, with 18 years of experience and a Master of Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Prior to taking on her C&R role, she served as Map Librarian at her alma mater.

Kim has also worked in public and private libraries, including at a consumer products testing company, where she researched regulations and standards for internal and external clients.