China Updates Standard for Down-Filled Garments

the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company has published
an overview of the changes brought in with China’s new national product
standard for down filled garments – GB/T 14272-2021.

in China’s No. 3 announcement of approved national standards in 2021, this
standard replaces the 2011 previous iteration and will come into effect on
April 1, 2022.

14272-2021 covers garments that are predominantly made from woven fabrics, and
which are filled with down. The standard still applies if small parts, such as fly
facings, pocket flaps, hoods and collars, are not filled with down.

standard does not apply to garments that are either:

  • Filled
    with a down and non-down blend
  • Made
    from layers or zones of down and other fibers respectively

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standard covers the main physical and chemical performance requirements for
down garments used by adults, children and infants.

small selection of the changes brought in by the new standard include:

  • Requirements
    for infant and children’s down-filled garments to conform to GB 31701
  • Requirements
    for colorfastness to perspiration, transfer in joints and appearance after
  • Test
  • Revisions
    to applicable scope
  • Requirements
    for raw materials, sewing, specification tolerance, ironing appearance, and
    physical and chemical performance

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read a comprehensive overview of the new standard, including physical and
chemical content and main technical changes, see SGS’s original SafeGuard

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Consumer and Retail – Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
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