Here you’ll find certificates of testing for our fabrics commonly used for clothing. While we are suppliers of fabrics that can be used for any project, we know that a lot of you use our fabrics to make clothing. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help you out so you don’t have to search and pay for testing on your own.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires all clothing to be tested for
flammability conditions under 16 CFR Part 1610.1 if it is made of a raised-surfaced material. Tests will show that a fabric is either Class I, Class II, or Class III. Class I and Class II are safe in that they have slower burn rates and may self-extinguish if
removed from the flame source. You’ll see that our fabrics have these results, so you can use them for any of your projects, including clothing. Class III is so highly flammable that it is banned for use in clothing.
Note that we do not treat any of our fabrics with flame retardants. We firmly believe in staying as close to nature as possible and the treatment does not offer any additional benefits to the flammability testing we have conducted. Flame retardants may be used in loose-fitting sleepwear, however this is done on an individual basis in accordance with the manufacturer of that particular sleepwear. Rest-assured that our fabrics are free of flame retardant chemicals and still safe for use in your clothing projects.
As you’ll see, we are providing you with our test reports for the best peace of mind that you are receiving excellent fabrics usable in your projects. We have a written testing plan in place to continuously update our reports approximately every 3 years as we test with an ISO-accredited and CPSC-accepted lab in accordance with CPSC’s allowance in 16 CFR § 1107.21(b)(2).
For more information on the ins and outs of product safety compliance for clothing and children’s products, we are fans of The Makers Resource Shop who has helped suppliers help their maker customers as well as multitudes of makers themselves comply with the US requirements and create truly safe products.
Contact information for the testing is as follows
5D Rue de la Forêt
57600 Forbach France
Flammability: If the fabric has pile (think fleece, velour, flannel, terry, something fuzzy or raised) then the fabric will need to be tested to ensure that it is a class 1 fabric. The following fabrics are exempt: acrylic, modaacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester, and wool.
Lead: Some fabrics will need to be tested to be sure there is not excessive lead content. If it is made entirely of one of the following fibers it is exempt from lead testing: cotton, kapok, flax, linen, jute, ramie, hemp, kenaf, bamboo, coir, sisal, silk, wool (sheep), alpaca, llama, goat (mohair, cashmere), rabbit (angora), camel, horse, yak, vicuna, qiviut, guanaco, rayon, azlon, lyocell, acetate, triacetate, rubber, polyester, olefin, nylon, acrylic, modacrylic, aramid, and spandex.
Our certificates are update yearly to comply with CPSC guide lines. As a fabric retailer we are not required to do testing on our fabrics, but we offer this as a service to our customers. New certificates will be available mid June 2015 for all of our fabric.
NONE of our fabrics are treated to prevent flammability.
Contact information for the certificates is
Indaba Consulting Michael Cain 5D Rue de la Forêt 57600 Forbach France email@example.com