March 23, 2019 – China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology implemented a new Industry Standard for silk scarves and shawls on September 1, 2018.
FZ/T 43014-2018 – silk scarf and shawl – covers products that are predominantly made from pure silk or materials blended or interwoven with other yarns or fibers, where the silk content is at least 30%. The standard does not apply to products for children and infants but can apply to silk scarves and shawls with burnt-out effect.
The standard includes, inter alia, requirements for:
• Internal Quality – requirements for fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, decomposable carcinogenic arylamines dyes, odor, dimensional changes after washing, dimensional changes after dry cleaning and colorfastness (washing, dry-cleaning, water, perspiration, light, rubbing, and hot pressing)
• Appearance – requirements for dimensional tolerance, color difference, appearance defects, sewing quality and ironing quality
Stakeholders are advised to now ensure they understand the requirements of the new standard.
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