Legal Requirements When Designing Sustainable Fashion Products

Legal Requirements When Designing Sustainable Fashion Products

The SFC Team Thursday, 1 June 2023

Design is at the heart of the fashion industry. The fun, creative side of the job that inspired you to start your brand in the first place. But are you aware of the legal requirements for fashion design and the certifications surrounding them? In this lesson, we make sure your products comply with vital regulations, so you don't get caught out.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • The rules and regulations you need to make safe and quality products that comply with regulations.
  • How to conduct due diligence when producing garments.
  • What reach regulations are and why they are necessary.
  • The restricted substances you need to know.
  • Understanding certifications and the difference between standards, compliance, audits and certifications.
  • Different certifications and who they benefit.
  • Case studies on becoming certified.
  • Case studies of working with certified fair trade manufacturers.

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    Selling online is a no-brainer; reaching a global audience, increasing sales opportunities, competing with larger businesses and receiving payment more quickly from online transactions. So, chances are, you will rope in help designing your online shop-front. But what do you do if your web developer comes in over budget and takes three times longer than estimated? 

    And once you've jumped this hurdle, if you're selling goods or services through digital TV, by mail order or by phone or text message, you are legally obliged to provide certain information. Not complying with these regulations is very serious: If you do not follow the rules, you could be made to deliver the goods or services as agreed, pay compensation or be given an unlimited fine or even a prison sentence!

    For example, when selling online, you must provide a policy that states who pays the cost of returning an item. If it doesn't state this, you will have to cover the cost and your customer is entitled to a refund of the total amount paid, including charges to ship the item and the fee to return it. 

    In this lesson, we take the stress out and cover every agreement you need when creating and selling through a website.