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Here you can find links to free certificates, and other helpful information.
Note: Manufacturers are the creators of materials – you generally contact them for testing information.
Suppliers are the shops that sell the materials, they are less likely to be able to give you information, but sometimes can be very helpful too – and sometimes test their materials if its in demand.
Manufacturers with free certificates:
Under Construction due to new chemical changes! missing something? let us know!
Fabrics and felt
Wool felt company – email for certificates for wool felt
Raindrops Boutique (awaiting new certificates)
Tactile Treasures – teething corners and more
Cloud Craft – Wool felt
Creative Craft supplies – Felt, glitter fabrics
Sheepjes (awaiting certificates for catona and cahlista)
Stylecraft – certificates on website
Cygnet Yarns – cygnetyarns.com certificates on their website
Primocrafts.co.uk – acrylics, tempera, watercolours
Can’t find what you need? become a member and get involved! We sell certificates for various branded materials including printed cottons, interfacing fur, satin, velour, plain cottons and more! We run a poll and test popular materials. come and join us!
Links to Helpful pages
Toy manufacturers responsibilities –https://www.gov.uk/toy-manufacturers-and-their-responsibilities
Hantsweb guide to CE marking, with free risk assessment and declaration of conformity –http://www3.hants.gov.uk/tradingstandards/tradingstandards-business/ts-business-safety/tsguide-toy-producers.htm
The sock problem/CE introduction to sock toys – http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1r9tg/UKHandmadeWinter2010/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F297193%2FUK-Handmade-Winter-2010%3Fedit_mode%3Don
Tie toy articles on toy safety – http://www.tietoy.org/toy-safety/article/tie-articles-on-toy-safety
Video on toy testing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beqcsr1gEHQ
Access to regulations
Available in all university libraries, as well as many city libraries, in person and sometimes online.
City libraries with access (ask for british standards)
National library of Scotland: http://www.nls.uk/collections/science-and-technology/collections
Durham: https://libraryonline.durham.gov.uk/ (online with library card)
Bolton: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Onlineinformationresources.aspx (online access)
Don’t forget if you get stuck with the jargon, we have a copy too and can help decipher it for you with your membership!