SGS Helps Businesses Understand China’s New Knitted Underwear Standard

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to inform stakeholders about recent changes to China’s national product standard for knitted underwear.

GR/T 8878-2023 was issued by the Standardization Administration of China and included in China’s No.2 announcement of approved national standards for 2023. It replaces the previous iteration, GB/T 8878-2014, and will come into effect on December 1, 2023.

The standard applies to underwear made from knitted fabrics but is not applicable to knitted underwear for infants who are older than 36 months.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 096.23 to give stakeholders an overview of the new standard. It includes details of the main technical changes between the 2014 and 2023 iterations of the standard, which include seven additions, five revisions and one deletion.

Additions include requirements for defects in the use of bonding processes and a labeling rule for over-range sizing systems. There are revisions to scope and requirements for dimensional change after laundering, and the deletion relates to sewing requirements.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 096.23 to learn more about how the new Chinese standard for knitted underwear will affect their business.

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China Releases Updated Product Standard GB/T 8878-2023 for Knitted Underwear SafeGuardS.

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Louann Spirito
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
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