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The 3 quality control factors you need to know about your artificial Christmas tree

By | November 7th, 2019|Blog, Safety|

Article updated with more recent statistics in November 2019. Key takeaways Remember, your Christmas tree can be a highly flammable product Learn the quick visual checks you can do to prevent your kids from being injured Find out how labeling information can provide reassurance when there’s some component doubt Sparkling Christmas decorations appearing in shops and [...]

Made By China: A New Leader In Quality?

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Safety, Technology|

How “Made In China” can become “Made By China” How China’s manufacturing sector is improving to change its image ‘Made in China 2025’ – Turning the world’s largest manufacturer into the strongest? Industries are also slowly increasing involvement in the overall production process, from innovation and R&D to production. For instance, Chinese toy manufacturers have [...]

Replacing Cotton: Fabrics that Represent the Future of Sustainable Fashion

By | October 16th, 2019|Blog, Sustainable|

It is common knowledge that cotton is the most profitable fiber in the world, used for almost all forms of clothing items. Across the world, there are currently around 35 million hectares of cotton under production. There are a number of reasons why cotton is so popular: Various studies have shown that 100% cotton [...]

Made in Turkey: A Prime Sourcing Destination Where Europe Meets Asia

By | December 17th, 2018|Blog, Featured|

What industries drive Turkey’s economy? Discover why Turkey’s geographical location plays a crucial role in its development Better integrated vertical supply chains and a premium workforce – the key to future growth How does the country score on environmental and CSR issues?   When it comes to trade partnerships, Turkey has a definite favourite. – [...]

AQL Tables – Understanding the reference test used to control your products

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog, Safety|

When examining products, why do importers only inspect a sample? Importers must accept their goods will never be 100% defect-free – but where to set their acceptable limit for quality? Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) tables set the theoretical limits for quality, but the final say on whether to accept goods comes from the brand. AQL: [...]

The tests that make toys safe

By | July 6th, 2018|Blog, Safety|

The safety standards concerning global toy imports and sales are extremely strict. Have you ever seen what a test on a toy looks like? In the European Union, an estimated 81,000 children each year are injured because of toys. In the European Union, toys remain the single largest category of non-food products identified as unsafe, [...]

Fairtrade cotton – How your next pair of jeans could have a global impact

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog, Sustainable|

Do you know what really goes into making your t-shirt? From sick farmers to damaging the environment – The reality of conventional cotton How sustainable ‘Fairtrade Cotton’ is making a huge difference Learn more about sustainable cotton and find out how you can play a part It’s in the towel you use to dry yourself [...]

Product recalls – Everything you should know to keep your family safe

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog, Safety|

Failure to issue a product recall can lead to litigation, which costs more than $700 billion a year in the U.S. Even multinationals are subject to product recalls! One secret to preventing product recall problems for brands is excellent communication Product recalls don’t always come from safety issues – small details can mean big problems [...]

Learn about the standards that keep planes flying safely

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Safety|

How is safety applied to airline operations? By what bodies, and under what standards? Find out how a ramp inspection is carried out prior to a flight Discover how companies can better ensure the implementation of aviation safety Safety is paramount in aviation, and supersedes every other pillar of operation, even speed and efficiency of service. That’s why there [...]

Smart technology for your wardrobe

By | January 4th, 2017|Blog, Technology|

Smart fabrics are changing the way our clothes interact with our daily lives. Knowing more about them is worth sharing. Can the latest tee shirts now record athletic performance and heart rate? Even Google is working in textiles! Soon there’ll be no need to power your phone at home because our clothes will be able to [...]

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