Product Safety

Standards Australia | Young Leaders Program

Standards Australia | Young Leaders Program

Applications are now open for the Standards Australia Young Leaders Program 2018/19! The program selects emerging industry and technical experts and provides them with an exciting opportunity to become involved in the national and international standardisation processes supporting Australian industry and government.

Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

There’s a lot of buzz around the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review and if you run a business in Australia, you need to know about it! Whether you work with customers, businesses, provide services or sell goods, it's important to know your rights and obligations and how the consumer laws affect your business.

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Looking for performance testing and advice? Get to know CTF Members Aparna and Pinakin from APN Performance Testing. APN Performance Testing is an independent testing services provider, helping businesses choose the correct test protocol, arrange to conduct testing and provide interpretation of test results. From assistance with care labelling through to evaluation tests on textiles, clothing, personal protective equipment, leather, footwear and allied products. 

Care Labelling | The Basics

Care Labelling | The Basics

Is your Business' Care Labelling up to scratch? CTF Member Pinakin Chaubal of APN Performance Testing lends a hand in navigating the ins and outs of Care Labelling for clothing in Australia.

Standards Australia | Seeking Feedback

Standards Australia | Seeking Feedback

Standards Australia are seeking feedback and recommendations on the current NRA Children's & Accessories Safety guidelines by Friday 29th September.

Member Spotlight | Testex

Member Spotlight | Testex

Get to know CTF Members TESTEX, the independent Swiss testing and certification organisation operating worldwide with the focus on textile testing since 1846! Sustainability, transparency and ethical standards are core principles to which TESTEX is committed. Through their expertise and services, TESTEX supports manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, brands and end-users alike.

Update | Safety Standard for Children's Nightwear

Update | Safety Standard for Children's Nightwear

On 20th April 2017 The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Michael McCormack MP made a new safety standard for children’s nightwear. Children’s nightwear that meet the requirements of AS/NZS 1249:2014 can be supplied immediately. Products that meet the requirements of the old standard can be supplied until 31 December 2019.

Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

Have Your Say! The Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) have released an Interim Report calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review. The report identifies a range of issues and seeks views on potential options for reform. 

Standards | What You Need To Know

Standards | What You Need To Know

Standards | What You Need To Know. We ask Alison Scotland, National Sector Manager at Standards Australia, some of the basics. From what standards are through to who makes them and how they come to be...

AFIRM | Chemical Product Safety in the Supply Chain

AFIRM | Chemical Product Safety in the Supply Chain

Just a brief reminder about a great resource around restricted and harmful substances in the apparel & footwear supply chain - www.afirm-group.com - The Apparel & Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group's mission is to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain...

Working with Children's Apparel?

Working with Children's Apparel?

In light of some of the recent children’s apparel recalls we'd like to draw your attention to the Children's Apparel & Accessories Product Safety Guidelines. This document is the work of an industry workgroup under the umbrella of the NRA’s Technical Standards Committee and is a useful tool for any business working with children’s apparel...