China Issues New Industry Standard for Knitted Garments Using Vegetable Dyes

Manufacturers of knitted garments that are dyed using vegetable dyes are
reminded that China has issued a new industry standard – FZ/T 73065-2020 – which
came into effect on October 1, 2020.

Issued by the Chinese
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the standard applies to knitted
garments that contain either:

  • Only vegetable dyes
  • Vegetable dyed knitted
    fabrics that account for 70% or more of the total area of the garment

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Garments that use both
vegetable and synthetic dyes must contain an area of 70+% vegetable dyes for
the standard to be relevant.

The standard defines
vegetable dyes as natural organic compounds that are extracted from roots,
bark, stem, leaves, fruits, seeds of plants or vegetables, and can be used to
dye fiber with a certain level of colorfastness.

FZ/T 73065-2020 covers a
variety of requirements, including
characteristic property requirement, appearance
quality and internal quality.

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