Safety Requirements and Design Considerations for Children's Clothing

Safety Requirements and Design Considerations for Children's Clothing

Angela Donati Monday, 1 June 2020

Children's clothing designers have a duty of care, to ensure that garments are safe for children to wear as they play, sleep and explore their environment. The EU General Product Safety Directive ensures high standards in children's clothing are being met - but what exactly do designers and manufacturers need to be aware of when creating their collections? 

With more than 25 years experience, in this Lesson Angela Donati, Softlines Technical Lead at UL, a global safety science company, shares her in-depth knowledge of safety standards for the children's clothing industry.

In this video you'll learn:

  • about the current safety legislation for children's clothing in the EU and UK
  • how safety considerations for children's and adult clothing differ
  • the specific safety requirements for different age groups within childrenswear
  • the key safety considerations of fabrics, trims and component parts, and different parts of the garment and body
  • what information must be stated on garment labels under current legislation

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