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Textiles and Leather

Standards
  • Status:
    Current
  • Issue Date:
    June 12, 2014

This standard is applicable to the following range of products:

  • Clothing, clothing textiles and accessories consisting of at least 90% by weight of textile fibres;
  • Interior textiles consisting of at least 90% by weight of textile fibres;
  • Fibre, yarn and fabric (including durable non-woven fabric) intended for use in textile clothing, accessories or interior textiles;
  • Cleaning products: woven or non-woven fabric products intended for the wet or dry cleaning of surfaces and drying kitchenware; and
  • Hide and leather products consisting of at least 90% by weight of leather/hide.

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