Many substances are restricted for use in textile and garment industry due to their potential threat on safety and environmental hazards. Recently, restricted substance lists have become more and more important in the globalized textile market. Brand owners and retailers apply their own environmental standards to gain the confidence of their customers. “Restricted Substance Lists (RSLs)” are requiring the absence or limiting the concentration of certain chemical substances in the product or on the finished textiles. The RSL is dynamic in nature and is defined and updated by retailers and brand owners from time to time.
Legal issues also must be considered. Garment manufacturers know about the region- or country-specific norms of material properties required for products with skin contact. There are especially restrictions for use of chemicals, like the European Union (EU) regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). Some garment brands define their own criteria for suppliers of fabrics and trims. Usage of voluntary marks, such as the Oeko-tex 100 or the EUR Eco-label, are well-known. Chemical restrictions are equally important in compliance with government regulations and maintaining the safety and welfare of consumers.
We are Oeko-tex Class 1 certified company. We at Eeshan ensure that we meet the quality testing parameters of the buyers we cater to by default. There are some trims which may not be suitable for that garment style or placement on that position of garment. We specify it very clearly to the customer.
We at Eeshan have SOP for all the trims & accessories. We follow the same very strictly.
When it comes to physical testing, for all fastening trims we study the same at the inquiry stage itself so that there is no confusion or any kind of problems at production stage. For all fastening items we issue GCR & PIN-Setting report at sampling stage & at the start of production. We study the placements on the garment carefully & suggest the corrections if required. At the start of production at the customer garment, we visit the customer’s factory, verify the bulk garment to the sampling mock giving for issuing Pin-setting report, after which we set the attaching machine based on our report. After the setting is done we do initial attachment on the garment, then the snapping & un-snapping check is done in case of snap buttons & then the pull test is carried out to ensure that the fastening item is meeting buyer testing parameters. We also advise the factory to do an hourly checking of the garment if the attachment done is as per the Pin-setting report. A graph is prepared accordingly to check the average pin-setting.
Regarding Chemical testing parameters, we meet the required testing parameters as per buyer requirement by default on all aspects.