Softline Webinar Series 2020 (South Asia)
Children’s Clothing Safety for the U.S. Market
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (IST)
All softlines products have safety requirements, but the most stringent are for clothing and footwear intended for children. Legislation has been passed globally to protect children from common hazards such as choking on small parts. However, the requirements may be different depending on what country you are selling your final product in. During this webinar, we will discuss different safety requirements for children’s clothing for the US market, compliance strategies, and answer questions from the audience.
Recalls, Common Failures, and Regulatory Update for Apparel and Textiles
Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (IST)
Unfortunately, supply chains are not always perfect, and sometimes, a recall is required. The apparel and textile industry is no different. Understanding the changes to the regulatory environment and learning from past mistakes can help prevent future recalls from occurring. In this webinar, Rahul Sharma, UL’s technical manager for softlines, will discuss recent recall examples, some common failures to avoid, and provide a regulatory review to help you stay up to date on the most recent quality control changes for the apparel and textile industry.
Recalls, Common Failures, and Regulatory Update for Footwear
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (IST)
In previous webinar, Rahul Sharma, UL’s technical manager for softlines, covered recalls, common failures, and regulatory updates for textiles and apparel. In this webinar, we will discuss another part of the softlines industry, footwear. The footwear industry has experienced its own unique recalls, production miscues, and regulatory updates. In this webinar, we will be discussing recent recalls for footwear, some common failures in the marketplace, and provide a regulatory update to help you stay current with the footwear industry.
Children’s Clothing Safety for the EU Market
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (IST)
Children’s safety is always the top priority, however, the safety requirements for children’s clothing may be different depending on the country or region. In July, we discussed the children’s safety regulations for softlines for the United States, but another key region to focus on is the EU. During this free webinar, Rahul Sharma, UL’s Technical Manager for Softlines, will review the unique safety regulations for children’s clothing for the EU market, discuss compliance approaches and answer questions related to children’s clothing safety in the EU.
Microfiber Legislation and Testing
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (IST)
The environmental impact of microfiber use in softlines is a growing concern. The U.S. and other countries are implementing regulations in an effort to address the microfiber issue and establish scientifically based testing methods to evaluate the extent of microfiber shedding from softlines. During this complimentary webinar, UL expert, Rahul Sharma, will discuss the safety concerns around microfibers, how UL is working with manufacturers to evaluate microfibers, and answer any questions you may have.