China Updates Standard for Down-Filled Garments

Top Quote A look at China’s new national product standard for down-filled garments – GB/T 14272-2021. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 08, 2021 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company has published an overview of the changes brought in with China’s new national product standard for down filled garments – GB/T 14272-2021.

    Included in China’s No. 3 announcement of approved national standards in 2021, this standard replaces the 2011 previous iteration and will come into effect on April 1, 2022.

    GB/T 14272-2021 covers garments that are predominantly made from woven fabrics, and which are filled with down. The standard still applies if small parts, such as fly facings, pocket flaps, hoods and collars, are not filled with down.

    The standard does not apply to garments that are either:
    • Filled with a down and non-down blend
    • Made from layers or zones of down and other fibers respectively

    The standard covers the main physical and chemical performance requirements for down garments used by adults, children and infants.

    A small selection of the changes brought in by the new standard include:

    • Requirements for infant and children’s down-filled garments to conform to GB 31701
    • Requirements for colorfastness to perspiration, transfer in joints and appearance after laundering
    • Test methods
    • Revisions to applicable scope
    • Requirements for raw materials, sewing, specification tolerance, ironing appearance, and physical and chemical performance

    To read a comprehensive overview of the new standard, including physical and chemical content and main technical changes, see SGS’s original SafeGuard 068/21.

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