China’s new product standard for one/half-piece
bras – FZ/T 73046-2020 – came into effect on April 1, 2021.
The updated standard was released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry
and Information Technology and included in No. 48 announcement of 2020’s approved
industry standards. It replaces the previous iteration – FZ/T 73046-2013.
The standard applies to knitted one-piece and half-piece bras and
contains provisions relating to internal quality and appearance quality. Changes
in the updated standard include:
- Cup code
“H” and the difference between the bust girth and under bust girth
- English name for the standard
- Normative references
and picture for one-piece bra
and picture for half-piece bra
Chart of measuring position for one-piece bra
of light for visual inspection
method for air permeability of
parts of the cup covered with other fabrics are not tested for blistering,”
changed to, “if some parts of the cup are covered with other fabrics,
those parts are not tested for blistering”
products with independent inserts – insert is not included in the air
standard’s sewing rules
are advised to now check their products against the provisions in the updated
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