Regulations and Directives for Textiles

Regulations and Directives for Textiles

Sarah Blackham Wednesday, 1 June 2022

A roundup of essential information from existing lessons Introduction to Regulations and Directives and Regulations and Directives for Toys, Childrenswear and UV Accessories.

Product technologist Sarah Blackham introduces what regulations and directives are, along with highlighting critical chemical tests, laboratories and websites to get you started on material and product testing. 

In this lesson you'll learn:

  • The difference between a directive and regulation and the definitions of the two terms
  • How to ensure your product and materials are compliant with regulations and directives in the countries you market them in
  • How to seek out the relevant information for your market and links to key sources

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