China Introduces New Standard for Silk Scarves and Shawls - FZ/T 43014-2018

Top Quote In September 2018, China implemented FZ/T 43014-2018, a new standard for silk scarves and shawls. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) 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.

    SGS Softlines Services
    SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories specializing in softline testing. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to carry out a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China New Product Standard – FZ/T 43014-2018 SafeGuardS. []

    Subscribe here,, to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

    For further information contact:
    Louann Spirito
    US & Canada Softlines Business Head
    Tel: +1 973 461 7919
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com

    About SGS
    SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information