New Knitted Casual Wear Industry Standard Released in China

Press Release : August 19, 2020
New Knitted Casual Wear Industry Standard Released in China

China has issued a new version of its industry standard for knitted casual wear, which came into effect on July 1, 2020.

 

Published by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, FZ/T 73020-2019 covers products that are primarily manufactured using knitted fabrics. It does not apply to products made for infants aged 36 months or under. 

 

There are multiple updates in FZ/T 73020-2019, in comparison to the 2012 iteration. Alterations include:

  1. Instructions that children’s product use must comply with a specified clause in GB 31701
  2. Terms and definitions for mini shorts and fluorescence color
  3. Labeling rules for sizes beyond the standard
  4. Applicable scope for the colorfastness of natural color or bleached fabrics
  5. Assessment for results and single sample
  6. Colorfastness for linings
  7. Test items for appearance after washing
  8. Requirements and test methods for the staining degree of soap solution
  9. Requirements covering colorfastness to light for apparel in fluorescence color

 

The new standard contains adjustments to:

  1. Normative references
  2. Requirements for colorfastness to rubbing, light, dry-cleaning, and light of textiles wetted with artificial perspiration
  3. Requirements covering pilling
  4. Requirements covering spirality for tops after laundering
  5. Measurement description for spirality after laundering

 

Revisions include:

  1. Applicable scope
  2. Test method for colorfastness to transfer in joints
  3. Sewing requirements
  4. Specification of sampling number

 

The new standard has removed:

  1. Net dry content requirement for fiber content
  2. Annex A of FZ/T 73020-2012
  3. Requirements for dresses and short skirts
  4. Requirements for colorfastness for prints and pyrographics

 

The standard contains technical requirements relating to:

  • Appearance: defects, dimension tolerance, dimension difference in symmetrical position, and sewing requirements
  • Internal quality: fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, odor, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines, bursting strength, pilling, dimension change after laundering, dimension change after dry-cleaning, spirality after laundering, appearance after laundering, and multiple requirements relating to colorfastness

 

Stakeholders are advised to now check their knitted casual wear conforms to the latest version of FZ/T 73020.

 

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