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Apparel and Home Textiles Performance Standards Manual

Version 2.1 26/03/201 26/03 /2012 /2012

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Introduction QVC Preferred Laboratories Restricted Substances List of Restricted Substances Azo Dye Self Certification Letter Nickel Self Certification Letter Reduced Quantities Testing Procedure Apparel Testing Specifications Woven Skirts, Dresses, Shirts and Blouses Woven Jackets, Coats and Blazers Warp and Weft Knitted Garments Woven and Knitted Underwear Woven and Knitted Adult Nightwear Knitted Jumpers, Cardigans, Dresses and Skirts Woven and Knitted Swimwear Woven Trousers, Shorts and Jeans Linings All Garment Trims Care Labelling Guidelines ChildrensWear Childrenswear: Warp and Weft Knitted Garments Childrenswear: Knitted Jumpers, Cardigans, Dresses and Skirts Childrenswear: Woven Garments Care Labelling Guidelines Home Textiles Bedding Blankets Pillows/ Quilts Mattress Toppers Curtains and Cushions Towels Rugs Loose and Stretch Covers Flammability Labelling References Care Labelling Guidelines Labelling and marking of fibre composition Requirements for textile products

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INTRODUCTION
This manual illustrates QVCs performance standards and test methods for various QVC Apparel and Home textiles products. It contains standard testing methods as well as requirements for various products, providing a summary of QVCs expectations in terms of performance and compliance for such products. Vendors should be aware of QVCs quality expectation level prior to negotiating prices, price commitments and order agreements. As such, QVC products specifications are provided to all QVC vendors.
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QVC PREFERRED LABORATORIES

Intertek and Bureau Veritas Contacts regarding the testing procedure: Apparel, Home Textiles, Accessories and Footwear: Mike Roberts: michael_roberts@qvc.com Shaji Matthew: shaji_matthew@qvc.com Intertek Contact List

Bureau Veritas Contact List

RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES

LIST OF RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES


It will be the responsibility of QVC vendors to ensure that their product does not contain any of the listed restricted substances. We recommend that evidence of compliance is obtained either in the form of a certificate from an accredited test house, which has applied the recognised rest criteria set out or other evidence of, supply source compliance. The following list of substances should not be present above permissible limits.

Chemical
Cadmium Formaldehyde

Restriction
Reach Annex XVII Classed as a carcinogenic by WHO Reach Annex XVII Found to possess carcinogenic and allergenic properties Found to be nerve agent and toxic Reach Annex XVII Found to possess carcinogenic and allergenic properties Reach Annex XVII

Method
BS EN 1122:2001 6.3.2 Method B BS EN ISO 14184 part 1 and 2 GCMS BS 6810:1987

Limit
As per Reach Annex XVII Released 300ppm Free 75ppm As per Reach Annex XVII 3ppm

Phthalates Chromium VI

Mothproofing agent Pentachlorophenol Disperse Dyestuffs

GCMS LMBG B82.02.8 DIN 54231

5ppm As per Reach Annex XVII 20ppm

Dimethylfumarate

GCMS

As per Reach Annex XVII

AZO DYE SELF CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE CERTIFICATE

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NICKEL SELF CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE

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Reduced Quantities testing Procedure:


To minimise the cost involved with testing QVC is introducing reduced testing based upon the quantities ordered per sku/style. Please refer to the below before requesting your testing on any apparel or home textile product. Under 50 units (combined total for all colour options) Fibre composition and any other legislative testing only (no colour fastness or stability testing is required) 50-249 units (combined total for all colour options) Fibre composition and any other legislative tests plus stability on one colour option and colour fastness testing ( no colour fastness to light) to be completed on the darkest colour option only. 250-499 units (combined total for all colour options) Fibre composition and any other legislative tests plus stability testing on one colour option and colour fastness testing on all colour options but no colour fastness to light testing necessary. >500 units and TSVs (combined total for all colour options) All compulsory testing as per performance specification plus additional appearance after wash test. Any claims that are being made about a product i.e. a stipulated thread count or water resistance, regardless of quantities ordered must also be tested and substantiated. On occasion, QVC may deem it necessary to request additional testing on certain products that fall outside of the above guidelines.

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APPAREL TESTING SPECIFICATIONS

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Performance Standard Woven Skirts, Dresses, Shirts & Blouses Blouses


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: Change: 4 Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stain: 4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white & cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white & cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: Std: 4 to Light 1999 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: +/-3% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial +/-3% Dry Clean items only Clean WIRA Stability to BS 4323: 1979 +/-3% Dry Clean items only Steam Additional Testing Appearance After IHTM - 07 Refer to method Test at Care Label temperature Wash Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Change: 4 N.S.C. Test at Care Label temperature Cross Stain: 4/5 Refer to method for other requirements Snagging BS 8479:2008 Grade 3/4 Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only Resistance - Pod Method Tensile Strength BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 150N 1999 - Grab Method Seam Slippage BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 6mm SO 80N Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics 2004 with contrast warp and weft threads Seam Strength BS EN ISO 13935 -2: SS 120N 1999 Tear Strength BS EN 13937 - 1: 10N 2000 Martindale BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: S/C at 5000 Revs 15,000 Revs Abrasion 1999 Grade 3/4 Martindale Pilling Stretch & Recovery (After 1 Min) Accelerotor BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000 BS EN 17404: 2005 Method A (30N Load) IHTM-42 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 5% Max Only test on spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends Fabrics containing less than 6% elastane

Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible

Pile fabrics only 3 mins velvet or 5 Mins Corduroy at 2000 R.P.M.

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Woven Jackets, Coats and Blazers


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: Change: 4 Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stain: 4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: Std: 5 to Light 1999 Stability and Physical Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: +/-3% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial +/-3% Dry Clean items only Clean Stability to Steam BS 4323: 1979 +/-3% Dry Clean items only (WIRA) Hydrostatic Head BS EN ISO 600mm/min Compulsory when water resistant claims are 20811:1992 made Additional Testing Appearance After IHTM - 07 Refer to method Test at Care Label temperature Wash Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Change: 4 N.S.C. Test at Care Label temperature Cross Stain: 4/5 Refer to method for other requirements Fibre Shedding IHTM - 26 Slight Grade 4 All garments that have fur collars / cuffs Snagging BS 8479:2008 Grade 3/4 Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns Resistance - Pod Method Tensile Strength BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 150N 1999 Grab Method BS EN ISO 13936 -1: 6mm SO 80N Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics Seam Slippage 2004 with contrast warp and weft threads Seam Strength BS EN ISO 13935 -2: SS 120N 1999 Tear Strength BS EN 13937 - 1 : 10N 2000 Martindale BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: S/C at 5000 Revs 15,000 Revs Abrasion 1999 Grade 3/4 Martindale Pilling Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min) Accelerotor BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000 BS EN 14704 -1:2005 Method A (30N Load) IHTM-42 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 5% Max Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends Fabrics containing less than 6% elastane

Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible

Pile fabrics only 3 mins velvet or 5 Mins Corduroy at 2000 R.P.M.

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Performa nce Standard Warp and Weft Knitted Garments (including t-shirts, tops, skirts, leisurewear and sportswear)
Test Method Requirements

Comments

Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E04: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Perspiration 1996 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: Std: 4 to Light 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: Change: 4 Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stain: 4 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: +/-5% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial +/-3% Dry Clean items only Clean Additional Testing Appearance After IHTM - 07 Refer to method Test at Care Label temperature Wash Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Change: 4 N.S.C. Test at Care Label temperature Cross Stain: 4/5 Refer to test method for other requirements Spirality IHTM 02 5% Max Single jersey weft knits only Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Bursting Strength Martindale Pilling BS 8479:2008 Grade 3/4 Fabrics containing filament yarns only

BS EN ISO 13938 2 or 2: 1999 BSEN ISO 12945 2: 2000

Stretch and Recovery (After 1 min) Accelerotor

BS EN 14704 -1: 2005 Method A (1.5kg Load) IHTM-42

180 kPa Lace 250 kPa Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4 10% Max

Single jersey weft knits only 30mm Diaphragm Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

Weft knitted fabrics containing less than 11% elastane only See Table 1 in method for cycling loads Velour fabrics only 3 Mins at 2000 R.P.M.

Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Woven and Knitted Underwear


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities. composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E04: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Perspiration 1996 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Woven +/-3% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Knitted +/- 5% Additional Testing Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min) Appearance After Wash Print Durability Spirality Tensile Strength

BS 8479 : 2008

Grade 3/4

Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only

BS EN 14704 -1:2005 Method A Woven 30N load IHTM 07 IHTM 01/01B IHTM 02 BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 1999 Grab Method BS EN ISO 13936 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999 BS EN ISO 13938 -2: 1999 BS EN 13937: 2000 BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000

Woven 5% Max Knitted 10% Max

Refer to method Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max 110 N

Woven fabrics containing less than 6% elastane and weft knitted fabrics containing less than 11% elastane. See table 1 in method for cycling loads of knitted fabrics. Test at Care Label temperature Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only Woven only

Seam Slippage Seam Strength Bursting Strength Tear Strength Martindale Pilling

6mm SO 80N SS 100N 250 kPa 30mm Diaphragm 10 N Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4

Woven only Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics with contrast warp and weft threads Single jersey weft knits only Woven only Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Woven and Knitted Adult Nightwear


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and composition 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Perspiration quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

BS EN ISO 105 C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 E04: 1996

Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4 Wet: 3/4

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Colourfastness to water Colour Fastness to Rubbing

BS EN ISO 105 E01 :2010 BS EN ISO 105 X12: 2002

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO Washing 6330: 2001 Additional Testing

Woven +/-3% Knitted +/- 5%

Test at Care Label temperature

Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min)

BS EN 14704 1:2005 Method A Woven 30N

Woven 5% Max Knitted 10% Max

Woven fabrics containing less than 6% elastane and weft knitted fabrics containing less than 11% elastane See table 1 in method for cycling loads of knitted fabrics. Test at Care Label temperature Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only

Appearance After Wash Print Durability Spirality Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Tensile Strength

IHTM 07 IHTM 01/01B IHTM 02 BS 8479: 2008

Refer to method Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max Grade 3/4

BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 1999 Grab Method

110 N

Woven only

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Seam Slippage Seam Strength

BS EN ISO 13936 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999 BS EN ISO 13938 -1 or 2: 1999 BS EN 13937: 2000 BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000

6mm SO 80N SS 100N

Woven only Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics with contrast warp and weft threads

Bursting Strength Tear Strength Martindale Pilling

250 kPa

Single jersey weft knits only 30mm Diaphragm Woven only Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

8N Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4

Please Note: Adults nightwear and garments commonly worn as nightwear must carry a permanent label showing whether or not they meet the flammability standard for UK nightwear. Please refer to the nightwear safety regulations for childrens nightwear. NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Knitwear: Jumpers, Cardigans, Dresses & Skirts


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legslative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material composition 96/73/EC,as 100% qualities once per season. amended by composition 2006/2/EC +/- 3% on blends Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing C06: 1997 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white & cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 Change: 4 Nylon Silk and Wool only to Perspiration EO4: 1996 Stain: 4 N/A on white & cream fabrics Cross Stain: 4/5 N/A for Cardigans Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white & cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 Std 4 to Light B02: 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 Change: 4 Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning D01: 2010 Stain: 4 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: +/-5% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial +/-3% Dry Clean items only Clean Additional Testing Chenille Pile Loss 6A at 40 Tumble Dry Appearance After Wash Print Durability Spirality Fibre Shedding Martindale Pilling Stretch & Recovery (After 1 min) IHTM - 19 5% Max Weight Loss

IHTM - 07 IHTM 01/01B IHTM - 02 IHTM - 26 BS EN ISO 12945 2: 2000 BS EN 147041:2005 Method A (1.5kg Load)

Refer to method Change: 4 - N.S.C Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max Refer to method Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4 10% Max

Test at Care Label conditions Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only All garments that have fur collars / cuffs Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends Fabrics containing less than 11% elastane See Table 1 in method for cycling loads

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Woven and Knitted Swimwear


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E04: 1996

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Perspiration

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colour fastness BS EN IS0 105 -E02: to Sea Water 1996 Colour fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E03: to Chlorinated 1997 Water Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Additional Testing Martindale Pilling BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000

Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4 Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Change: 4

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics 100mg/l Swimwear 50mg/l Beachwear

Woven +/-3% Knitted +/- 5%

Test at Care Label temperature

Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Appearance After Wash Print Durability Spirality Tensile Strength Grab Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength Bursting Strength Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min) Tear Strength

BS 8479: 2008

Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4 Grade 3/4

Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only

IHTM 07 IHTM 01/01B IHTM 02 BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 1999 BS EN ISO 13936 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999 BS EN ISO 13938 -1 or 2: 1999 BS EN 14704 -1:2005 Method A Woven 20N load BS EN 13937: 2000

Refer to method Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max 110 N 6mm SO 80N SS 100N 250 kPa 30mm Diaphragm Woven 5% Max Knitted 10% Max

Test at Care Label temperature Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only Woven only Woven only Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics with contrast warp and weft threads Single jersey weft knits only Woven fabrics containing less than 6% elastane and weft knitted fabrics containing less than 11% elastane See Table 1 in method for cycling loads of knitted fabrics. Woven only

10 N

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Woven Trousers, Shorts and Jeans


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4. Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Denim3/4 Stain: 4. Denim 3/4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: Change: 4. Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning 2010 Denim Stain: 4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4. N/A on white and cream fabrics to Water 2010 Denim3/4 Stain: 4. Denim 3/4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4. Denim 3/4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4. Denim 3 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: Std: 4 to Light 1999 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: +/-3% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial +/-3% Dry Clean items only Clean WIRA Stability to BS 4323: 1979 +/-3% Dry Clean items only Steam Additional Testing Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Change: 4 N.S.C. Test at Care Label temperature Cross Stain: 4/5 Refer to method for other requirements Snagging BS 8479:2008 Grade 3/4 Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only Resistance - Pod Method Smoothness BS EN ISO 15487: Smoothness 3.5 Only test if the garment is to carry the Appearance 2001 Crease Retention promotional claim. Product to be washed as per Assessment 3.5 wash care label. Seams 3.5 Appear After IHTM - 07 Refer to method Test at Care Label temperature Wash Tensile Strength BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 220N N/A on garments made in denim fabrics Grab Method 1999 Seam Slippage BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 6mm SO 100N Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics 2004 with contrast warp and weft threads Seam Strength BS EN ISO 13935 2: SS 120N 3mm opening N/A on garments made in denim 1999 fabrics Tear Strength BS EN 13937 - 1: 10N N/A on garments made in denim fabrics 2000 Martindale BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: S/C at 5000 Revs 25,000 Revs Abrasion 1999 Grade 3/4 Martindale Pilling Martindale Abrasion BS EN ISO 12945-2: 2000 BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: 1999 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 S/C at 5000 Revs Grade 3/4 Only test on spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends 25,000 Revs

NOTE : Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue
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Performance Standard Linings


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legi Legi slative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -C06: Change: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing 1997 Stain: 3/4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: Change: 4 Dry Clean items only to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stain: 4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 3/4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 2002 Wet: 3/4 Stability and Laundry Tests Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Woven +/-3% Test at Care Label temperature Washing 2001 Knitted +/- 5% Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Stability to Steam BS 4323: 1979 (WIRA) Additional Testing Testing Print Durability IHTM 01/01B +/-3% +/-3% Dry Clean items only Dry clean items only

Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Colour Fastness to Perspiration Bursting Strength 30mm Diaphragm Tensile Strength

BS 8479 :2008

Change: 3/4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 Grade 3/4

Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only

BS EN ISO 105 E04 : 1996 BS EN ISO 13938 -1 or 2:1999 BS EN ISO 13934 - 1: 1999 Grab Method BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999 BS EN 13937 - 1: 2000 BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000

Change:4 Stain:4 Cross Stain: 4/5 300 kPa

Single jersey weft knits only

110N

Woven only

Seam Slippage Seam Strength Tear Strength Martindale Pilling

6mm SO 80N SS 100N 80N Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4

Woven only Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics with contrast warp and weft threads Woven only Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Standa rd All Garment Trims


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC For products BSEN 12472: 1999 Nickel content / release : Must meet < 0.5 g/sq containing Nickel BS EN 1811:1999 requirements of the Nickel directive. If the cm/week which are in sample is coated carry out BSEN 12472: 1999 prolonged and followed by BSEN 1811: 1999 direct contact with the skin Phthalates BS EN 14372: 2004 Must comply with All PVC and plastic coated garments for babies the requirements / children under 3yrs Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -E01: Change: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Water 2010 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: Dry: 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics to Rubbing 1997 Wet: 3/4 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: Std: 4 to Light: 1999 Physical Tests Pull Test Bs 7907:2007 70N All baby/childrenswear up to 4 years of age Additional Testing Toxicity BS EN 71 - 3: 1995 (Migration of Certain Elements) Print Durability Zips IHTM 01/01B BS 3084: 2006

Sharp Edges

Must meet the requirements Stated in BS EN 71-3:1995 Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 Must meet the requirements stated in for end uses No sharp edges are to be present

All components baby/childrenswear

Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements

Visually examine the sample for defects such as injection points, sharp edges or burrs. If sharp edges are present test to EN71 Pt1 Sect 4.7 using the test method outlined in Sect 8.11.

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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CARE LABELLING GUIDELINES

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APPAREL CHILDRENSWEAR

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Performance Standard Childrenswear Warp and Weft Knitted Garments (including t-shirts, tops and skirts)
Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -E04: 1996

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water Colour Fastness to Perspiration

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Additional Testing Appearance After Wash Print Durability Spirality Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Bursting Strength Martindale Pilling IHTM - 07 IHTM 01/01B IHTM 02 BS 8479:2008

Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4 Wet: 3 Std: 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 +/-5% +/-3%

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Dry Clean items only

Test at Care Label temperature Dry Clean items only

Refer to method Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max Grade 3/4

Test at Care Label temperature Test at Care Label temperature Refer to test method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only Fabrics containing filament yarns only

BS EN ISO 13938 2 or 2: 1999 BSEN ISO 12945 2: 2000

Stretch and Recovery (After 1 min) Accelerotor

BS EN 14704 -1: 2005 Method A (1.5kg Load) IHTM-42

180 kPa Lace 250 kPa Woven 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4 10% Max

Single jersey weft knits only 30mm Diaphragm Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends

Weft knitted fabrics containing less than 11% elastane only See Table 1 in method for cycling loads Velour fabrics only 3 Mins at 2000 R.P.M.

Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible

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Additional Notes for Childrenswear


The Childrens Clothing (Hood Cords) Regulations 1976 BS EN 14682: 2007 Cords and Drawstrings on Childrens Clothing, Specifications. Compliance Childrens garments only

Compliance

BS 7907: 2007 The Design and Manufacture of Childrens Clothing to Promote Mechanical Safety

Follows guidance in standard

Childrens garments only Seek advice from testing partner, cannot be fully evaluated by a laboratory, but needs to be implemented during product development process Childrens garments only Seek advice from testing partner, cannot be fully evaluated by a laboratory, but needs to be implemented during product development process

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Childrens Knitwear: Jumpers, Cardigans, Dresses and Skirts


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legslative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -EO4: 1996

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water Colour Fastness to Perspiration

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -D01: to Dry Cleaning 2010 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Additional Testing Chenille Pile Loss IHTM - 19 6A at 40 Tumble Dry Appearance After IHTM - 07 Wash Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Spirality Fibre Shedding Martindale Pilling Stretch and Recovery (After 1 min) IHTM - 02 IHTM - 26 BS EN ISO 12945 2: 2000 BS EN 14704-1:2005 Method A (1.5kg Load)

Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4 Wet: 3/4 Std 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 +/-5% +/-3%

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Nylon Silk and Wool only N/A on white and cream fabrics N/A on cardigans N/A on white and cream fabrics

Dry Clean items only

Test at Care Label temperature Dry Clean items only

5% Max Weight Loss Refer to method Change: 4 - N.S.C Cross Stain: 4/5 5% Max Refer to method Knitted 500 Revs Grade 3/4 10% Max Test at Care Label conditions Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Single jersey weft knits only All garments that have fur collars / cuffs Spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends Fabrics containing less than 11% elastane See Table 1 in method for cycling loads

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Additional Notes for Childrenswear


The Childrens Clothing (Hood Cords) Regulations 1976 BS EN 14682: 2007 Cords and Drawstrings on Childrens Clothing, Specifications. Compliance Childrens garments only

Compliance

BS 7907: 2007 The Design and Manufacture of Childrens Clothing to Promote Mechanical Safety

Follows guidance in standard

Childrens garments only Seek advice from testing partner, cannot be fully evaluated by a laboratory, but needs to be implemented during product development process Childrens garments only Seek advice from testing partner, cannot be fully evaluated by a laboratory, but needs to be implemented during product development process

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Performance Standard Woven Childrens wear


Test Method Requirements Comments Core tests. Note, colour fastness to be completed on all colour ways, physical tests on one colour way as a minimum requirement and all colour ways if the process route is different. Compulsory Testing Legislative Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -D01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Dry Cleaning Colour Fastness to Water

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Stability to Dry Commercial Clean WIRA Stability to BS 4323: 1979 Steam Additional Testing Appearance After IHTM - 07 Wash Print Durability IHTM 01/01B Snagging Resistance - Pod Method Tensile Strength Seam Slippage Seam Strength Tear Strength Martindale Abrasion Martindale Pilling Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min) Accelerotor BS 8479:2008

Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4 Wet: 3/4 Std: 4

Test at Care Label temperature

Dry Clean items only N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

+/-3% +/-3% +/-3%

Test at Care Label temperature Dry Clean items only Dry Clean items only

Refer to method Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 Grade 3/4

Test at Care Label temperature Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Fabrics containing synthetic filament yarns only

BS EN ISO 13934 -2: 1999 - Grab Method BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 -2: 1999 BS EN 13937 - 1: 2000 BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: 1999 BS EN ISO 12945 -2: 2000 BS EN 17404: 2005 Method A (30N Load) IHTM-42

150N 6mm SO 80N SS 120N 10N S/C at 5000 Revs Grade 3/4 2,000 Revs Grade 3/4 5% Max 15,000 Revs Seam slippage to be tested at 3mm, on fabrics with contrast warp and weft threads

Only test on spun synthetics, wool, acrylic and their blends Fabrics containing less than 6% elastane

Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible

Pile fabrics only 3 mins velvet or 5 Mins Corduroy at 2000 R.P.M.

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Childrens Safety Testing


Mechanical safety of childrenwear clothing Safety of childrens clothing-cords and drawstrings on childrens clothing specifications. BS 7907:2007 Childrenswear garments should be assessed and comply with the requirements and guidance as stated in BS 7907:2007 Childrenswear garments should be assessed and comply with the guidance as stated in BS 14682:2007

BS 14682:2007

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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HOME TEXTILES TESTING SPECIFICATIONS

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Performance Standard Bedding


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water

Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Stability and Laundry Tests BS EN ISO 6330: Stability to 2001 Washing

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Flat woven+/-3% Brushed flannelette And knitted +/-5%

Test at Care Label temperature

Additional Testing Fabric Weight Print Durability BS EN 12127:1998 IHTM 01/01B From accepted spec Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 Smoothness 3.5 180N 6mm SO 80N SS 120N 10N 1,000 Revs 3/4 2,000 Revs 3/4 4,000 revs 3/4 300 Kpa Not applicable on flannelette fabrics

Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements

Smoothness Appearance Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength Tear Strength Martindale Pilling

BS EN ISO 15487 :2001 BS EN ISO 13934 -1: 1999 BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999 BS EN 13937 - 3: 2000 BS EN ISO 12945-2: 2000

Bursting Strength

BS EN ISO 13938-2: 1999 BS EN 1049-2:1994

30mm diaphragm knitted fabrics only

Threads per unit length

Compulsory test if a claim is made

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Performance Standard Blankets / Bedspreads / Comforters / Throws


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -X12: 2002 BS EN ISO 105 -B02: 1999 BS EN ISO 105 D01:2010

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water Colour Fastness to Rubbing Colour Fastness to Light

Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change 4 Stain 4

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Dry Clean items only

Colour Fastness to Dry Clean Stability and Laundry Tests BS EN ISO 6330: Stability to 2001 Washing Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Additional Testing Fabric Weight BS EN 12127:1998 Print Durability IHTM 01/01B

+/-5% flat dry +/-7% tumble dry +/-3%

Test at Care Label temperature

Dry Clean items only

From accepted spec Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 120N 6mm SO 80N SS 120N 1,000 Revs 3/4 2,000 Revs 3/4 4,000 revs 3/4 300 Kpa

Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Woven fabric

Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength Martindale Pilling

BS EN 1999 BS EN 2004 BS EN 1999 BS EN 2000

ISO 13934 -1: ISO 13936 - 1: ISO 13935 2: ISO 12945-2:

Bursting Strength

BS EN ISO 13938-2: 1999

30mm diaphragm knitted fabrics only

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Pillows / Quilts / Duvets


Test Method Requirements Comments Com ments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

Flammability(pillo ws only) Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water Colour Fastness to Rubbing Colour Fastness to Light

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS 5852 Part 2:1982

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Furniture / Furnishings Regulations 1988 fillings only

BS EN ISO 105 C06 :1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -X12: 2002 BS EN ISO 105 -B02: 1999 BS EN ISO 105 D01:2010

Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change 4 Stain 4

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics Applicable on quilts only Dry Clean items only N/A on pillows / quilts

Colour Fastness to Dry Clean Stability and Physical Tests BS EN ISO 6330: Stability to 2001 Washing Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Cleanliness of BS 12935 2001 or BS filling 1425-1:1991 Tog Rating BS 5335-1 :1991 or BS 5335-2 :2006

+/- 3%

Test at Care Label temperature

+/- 3%

Dry Clean items only Must meet the requirements set out in the standard. Applicable to products were a claimed tog value is given

Part 1 = minimum value +3 tog Part 2 = -0.5/+3 tog Refer to Laboratory Technologist 180N 6mm SO 80N SS 120N

Additional Testing Fibre percolation IHTM 004

Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength

BS EN ISO 13934 -1: 1999 BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Mattress Toppers


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Tests Fibre composition

Flammability

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS 7177:2008 and BS 5852 part 2 1982

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends The finished product shall fulfil the requirements as laid down in BS 7177:2008 and UK Fire and Furnishing Regs. Refer to labelling guidelines in manual Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season. Only required if applicable

The filling materials used shall fulfil the applicable requirements as laid down in: The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. And the The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1989.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water

BS EN ISO 105 C06 :1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

Test at Care Label temperature. Only required if applicable N/A on white and cream fabrics. Only required if applicable N/A on white and cream fabrics. Only required if applicable Test at Care Label temperature. Only required if applicable

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001

Flat woven+/-3% Brushed flannelette And knitted +/-5% From accepted spec 150N 6mm SO 100N SS 120N

Additional Testing Fabric Weight BS EN 12127:1998 Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength BS EN ISO 13934 -1: 1999 BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999

Only required if applicable Only required if applicable

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Curtains and Cushions


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

Flammability (scatter cushions only)

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS 5852 Part 2:1982

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends The finished product shall fulfill the requirements as laid down in the fire and furnishing regs 1998. Please see labelling guidelines within this manual. Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change : 4

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Furniture / Furnishings Regulations 1998

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water

BS EN ISO 105 C06 :1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO(D01):1995 Fastness to Dry Cleaning Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001

N/A on white and cream fabrics

On applicable fabrics

Stability to Dry Clean Fabric Weight Print Durability

Commercial

Flat woven+/-3% Brushed flannelette And knitted +/-5% +/- 3%

Test at Care Label temperature

Test at Care Label temperature

Additional Testing
BS EN 12127:1998 IHTM 01/01B From accepted spec Change: 4 N.S.C. Cross Stain: 4/5 Smoothness 3.5 Seams 3.5 Weight Loss 12% Visual Assessment Negligible 150N 6mm SO 100N SS 120N Test at Care Label temperature Refer to method for other requirements Product to be washed as per care label

Smoothness Appearance Accelerotor

BS EN ISO 15487 :2001 AATCC 93 : 1994

3 mins velvet or 5 mins Velour at 2000rpm

Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength

BS EN ISO 13934 -1: 1999 BS EN ISO 13936 - 1: 2004 BS EN ISO 13935 2: 1999

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Towels


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre 73/44/EEC and No tolerance for To be completed on all base material qualities composition 96/73/EC,as 100% composition once per season. amended by +/- 3% on blends 2006/2/EC Colour Tests Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Test at Care Label temperature to Washing C06 :1997 Cross Stain: 4/5 Colour Fastness to Water Colour Fastness to Rubbing Colour Fastness to Light Colour Fastness to Sea Water Colour fastness to Chlorinated water BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010 BS EN ISO 105 -X12: 2002 BS EN ISO 105 -B02: 1999 BS EN ISO 105(E02):1996 Bs EN ISO 105 (E03):1997 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 5 Std: 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 Change : 4 N/A on white and cream fabrics

N/A on white and cream fabrics Std 5 on beach Std 4 all others Beach towels only 20mg/l (all towels)

Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Additional Testing Fabric Weight BS EN 12127:1998 Snagging Tensile Strength Strip Method Specification for Terry Towels absorbency ASTM 3939:2004 BS EN ISO 13934 -1: 1999 BE EN 14697 :2005 annex B

+/- 3%

Test at Care Label temperature

From accepted spec Grade 3-4 180N <30 seconds

600 revs

Test after cleansing

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Sta ndard Rugs


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS EN ISO 105 C06 :1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water

Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change: 4 Stain: 4 +/-5%

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colourfastness to BS 1006 UK TB:1990 Shampoo Stability and Laundry Tests Stability to BS EN ISO 6330: Washing 2001 Physical Tests Tuft withdrawal BS 5229:1975 Fibre Shedding AIHM -07

N/A on white and cream fabrics

Test at Care Label temperature

Tufted Rugs 1.5kg Mats 1.0kg Grade 4 slight

Fur only

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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Performance Standard Loose / Stretch Covers


Test Method Requirements Comments Note, core tests required subject to quantities ordered, please refer to the reduced quantities testing procedure page. Compulsory Testing Legislative Tests Fibre composition

Flammability Stretch Covers Loose covers Colour Tests Colour Fastness to Washing Colour Fastness to Water

73/44/EEC and 96/73/EC,as amended by 2006/2/EC BS 5852

No tolerance for 100% composition +/- 3% on blends Schedule 5 part 2 Schedule 5 part 1

To be completed on all base material qualities once per season.

Only applicable for covers which are used to upholster furniture.

BS EN ISO 105 -C06: 1997 BS EN ISO 105 -E01: 2010

Change: 4. Stain: 4 Cross Stain: 4/5 Change: 4. Stain: 4 Stain: 4. Cross Stain: 4/5 Dry: 4. Wet: 3/4 Std: 4 Change 4 Stain 4 +/-3% flat dry +/-7% tumble dry +/-3%

Test at Care Label temperature

N/A on white and cream fabrics Face and Back to be tested . N/A on white and cream fabrics Face and Back to be tested

Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -X12: to Rubbing 2002 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 -B02: to Light 1999 Colour Fastness BS EN ISO 105 to Dry Clean D01:2010 Stability and Laundry Tests BS EN ISO 6330: Stability to 2001 Washing Stability to Dry Commercial Clean Additional Testing Fabric Weight Martindale Abrasion Tensile Strength Strip Method Seam Slippage Seam Strength Martindale Pilling BS EN 12127:1998 BS EN ISO 12947 - 2: 1999 BS EN 1999 BS EN 2004 BS EN 1999 BS EN 2000 ISO 13934 -1: ISO 13936 - 1: ISO 13935 2: ISO 12945-2:

Dry Clean items only

Test at Care Label temperature

Dry Clean items only

From accepted spec S/C at 5000 Revs Grade 25,000 revs 120N 6mm SO 80N SS 120N 1,000 Revs 3/4 2,000 Revs 3/4 4,000 revs 3/4 300 Kpa 5% Max

BS 2543 is to be used for covers which are intended to be used to upholster furniture. Woven fabric

Bursting Strength Stretch and Recovery (After 1 Min)

BS EN ISO 13938-2: 1999 BS EN 14704 -1:2005 Method A (30N Load)

30mm diaphragm knitted fabrics only Fabrics containing less than 6% elastane

NOTE: Test Reports will only be accepted within 12 months from the date of issue

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TOPPER

RESISTANT
Black Logo Blue Background 10ppt or 2.5mm (Min) 5mm (Min)

CONFORMS TO BS 7177:2008 FOR DOMESTIC USE LOW HAZARD

White label

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TOPPER and PILLOW, CUSHIONS Note : must be attached to the inside pad.
10ppt or 2.5mm
(Min) on White Label

CARELESSNESS CAUSES FIRE

QVC SW8 4NQ


Or (UK (UK importers address)
FILL DETAILS: ALL FILLING MATERIAL TESTED AND COMPLY WITH THE FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS (FIRE) (SAFETY) REGULATIO REGULATION

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LABELLING AND MARKING OF FIBRE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS FOR TEXTILE PRODUCTS

Please note that this does not apply to handbags or footwear merchandise

Any clothing products supplied to QVC that contain either leather or suede components, must in addition to the normal percentage breakdown of the components reflected on a fibre composition label: include the caption "Contains NONNON-textile parts of animal origin (see diagram below)

Confirmation of the Vendors understanding & acknowledgement is required by completing the attached document. (See detail below)

REGULATION EU No 1007/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 27TH SEPTEMBER 2011 ON TEXTILE FIBRE NAMES AND RELATED LABELLING AND MARKING OF THE FIBRE COMPOSITION OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS AND REPEALING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 73/44/EEC AND DIRECTIVES 96/73/EC AND 2008/121/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL.

Dear Vendor, Please be advised of the above legislation changes which have now been th introduced within the European Union and comes into force on the 8 May 2012. There are several changes within the standard but the main one concerns any products that you supply QVC that contain either leather or suede components. In these instances the fibre composition label must carry the normal % breakdown of the components used but must also state at the top of the fibre comp label CONTAINS CONTAINS NON. It will NON -TEXTILE PARTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN See diagram below. be illegal to sell any product containing parts of animal origin without this information. CONTAINS NON TEXTILE PARTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN OUTER: 100% LEATHER

INNER: 100% POLYESTER


From the 1 December 2011 we require any products containing leather or suede that are submitted through QA to be carrying this information on the fibre composition labels or we will not be able to issue you a conditionally accepted FPI.
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Please note that the directive set out above will apply to all future sample orders placed and will form part of your purchase conditions with QVC. This letter should be signed by your authorised officer or representative to confirm that you understand and acknowledge the requirement either email to

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uk_vendor_relations@qvc.com for the attention of Emma Atkinson (Vendor Relations Co-ordinator) or post to QVC Vendor Relations, Marco Polo House, Queenstown Road, London. SW8 4NQ. Please ensure that you retain a copy of this letter for your own records.

Yours Sincerely QA Technical Manager

We confirm our agreement to the requirements as set out above:

Sign.

Print Name.Position

Company Name.Vendor Number..

Date..

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