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Apparel and Soft Goods Compliance and Product Testing Boot Camp

March 7, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registrations:     8:00-8:30 AM

Presented by:     Sravanth Kanukuntla, Manager Technical Projects, Softlines  SGS North America Inc.

Location:            Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University,  5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC  MAP 

Organized by:     The Canadian Apparel Federation and SGS North America Inc.

The Canadian Apparel Federation and SGS North America are holding a full day workshop in Vancouver dealing with regulatory compliance and product testing for apparel and soft goods. If your staff needs to understand regulatory requirements in multiple countries and understand product test reports, this workshop is for you.

Regulations in different jurisdictions along with multiple product standards and related product testing can be hard to manage, especially for companies with multiple products. This workshop will help remove the guesswork and help improve the level of knowledge and effectiveness of your quality control staff.

The workshop will include the following topics: 

  • North American and EU regulations: Including Fiber Content, Country of Origin, Care Labelling, Flammability and  Chemical restrictions - and related testing
  • Physical and Performance / Special Claim Tests: Including Strength, Pilling, Colourfastness, Quick Drying, Breathability, Water/Wind Proof, Water/Wind Resistance
  • Why tests are done, how they are done and how you should interpret the results.
  • Examples of test results (along with explanations of how to interpret them), incorrect and correct labels, cautions and identification of frequent mistakes.
  • Recent regulatory changes, market trends and emerging international issues 

Break-out session will allow attendees to review sample test reports, interpret the test results and understand how to accept, reject or re-work garments.

The workshop will have a non-technical orientation but detailed information will be presented. 

Who should attend:

  • Quality control staff 
  • Product developers and sourcing staff that want to better understand product compliance and testing

Space is limited, register now!

About the Presenter: 

Sravanth Kanukuntla, Manager Technical Projects, Softlines  SGS North America Inc.

Responsible for Technical Consulting in Textile, Apparel & Accessories Segments and represents SGS in Standard Meetings such as AATCC, AAFA, SAC, IABFLO, and various Conferences.  Has done extensive research for Functional and performance tests.  Serves as subject matter expert for Global Testing Requirement for Textile, Footwear and Leather Industry.

Master of Science in Textile Science. Bachelor's Degree in Textile Engineering. 15+ years of experience in Textile Industry. 9+ years with SGS. Prior to that, worked as Strategic Procurement Manager at Allsteel Inc and Quality Manager at GTN textiles.


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