The fashion industry, one of the economic drivers of Galicia and its main export sector, is at a time of great challenges. Among them the globalization of the market, e-commerce, and an increasing social awareness about sustainability and transparency. To all this we must add another factor that enlarges difficulty in addressing the internationalization process: the diverse, changing and increasingly demanding regulatory framework for product health and safety at the international level.
Sigillum Knowledge Solutions accompanies companies in the fashion sector in their adaptation to these challenges, offering personalized services tailored to their needs at all times. With this philosophy, we set up a new advisory service on legislation and safety regulations for children’s clothing.
If the health and safety of clothing is always important and therefore subject to monitoring and control by manufacturers, retailers and authorities, in the case of clothing and articles for children it is even more so. A reflection of this is that every year in the European Union more than a hundred children’s garments are removed from the market due to risks for the safety of children related only to cords, drawstrings and small parts (data taken from the official RAPEX 2018 statistics).
On the other hand, safety regulations for children’s garments have multiple requirements and their interpretation is complex. In addition, the requirements vary considerably in each market, so in an increasingly globalized environment such as that of fashion, a broad knowledge of the structure of the regulatory framework of each country in which it is desired to sell is necessary.
What do we do in Sigillum Knowledge Solutions?
Sigillum Knowledge Solutions offers an advisory service specialized in the application of international regulations for children’s clothing safety. In particular:
Preparation of technical documents and safety guides on children’s clothing covering the markets of interest of each client.
Review of children’s clothing collections, prior to their manufacture, to ensure compliance with regulations
Personalized advice in the field of safety regulations for children’s clothing in the markets of interest
Training for different professional profiles in children’s clothing security
In short, we help our customers to market safe garments, complying in the most costly efficient way with the regulation, therefore avoiding possible withdrawals from the market.