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Textiles

Textile, leather, fur and wool products are among the most regulated of all products, due to concerns such as proper care instructions, mislabeling, restrictions on chemicals, flammability, and more.

Textiles

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Countries Covered

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Sources in C2P

Topic Overview

Our textiles regulatory content in C2P helps manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners manage their compliance challenges encompassing a wide range of textile products.

Our coverage focuses on newly-proposed, enacted and amended regulations and mandatory standards, covering labeling, chemicals, product safety, packaging, testing and certification.

Textiles are among the most regulated of all products, due to concerns including:

  • Proper care instructions, to ensure the consumer’s ability to maintain apparel
  • Mislabeling of faux leather and fur as real leather and fur
  • Restrictions on chemicals in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, like azo colorants, flame retardants, formaldehyde, heavy metals and phthalates
  • Flammability of daywear and children’s sleepwear
  • Physical hazards from drawstrings in children’s apparel

Our coverage encompasses the following product categories:

  • Adult and children’s:
    • Apparel 
    • Footwear
    • Sleepwear
    • Accessories 
  • Wearables
  • Home textiles (bedding, curtains, oven mitts, towels, etc.)
  • Upholstered furniture and furnishings (cushions and pillows, sofas and chairs, etc.)
  • Mattresses and mattress pads
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas

Our textiles regulatory content is maintained by our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who participate on a number of global textile committees including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and ASTM International. These SMEs also support clients as they consider entering new geographic markets and launching new product categories, creating and maintaining global matrices of restrictions on drawstrings and labeling requirements, and Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) to ensure compliance no matter where they export or sell.

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