Free Resources | CE Marking Handmade Toys Collective

Free Resources

Get the Free Intro Guide when you sign up to the main mailing list!

You can receive our Free Intro Guide to CE Marking, by signing up to our mailing list via the form at the bottom of this page or via this link. You’ll also receive new blog posts by email, but they are not too frequent and you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you use gmail, be sure to check your ‘Promotions’ tab and drag and drop our email to the ‘Primary’ tab.

freeguide

 

Free Resources

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:

Westfalenstoffe – www.bearing-gifts.co.uk (uk importer/supplier link) – fabrics

Dashwood studio –  www.dashwoodstudio.com/ – fabrics

Elephant and mushroom – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ElephantsAndMushroom – Teething toys

Care labels – http://www.carelabels.co.uk/ – product labelling

Stylecraft wool/yarns – http://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/  – yarn

Thomas B Ramsden Yarns –  http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/  – yarn

 

Suppliers with Free certificates or carry a CE mark:

Dortex labels – https://www.dortex.com/certificates.html

Cloud craft – http://www.cloudcraft.co.uk/ – 30% felt

Paper and string –http://www.paper-and-string.co.uk/ – 30% felt

Craft bits – www.craftbits.co.uk – eyes, noses etc

World of wool – www.worldofwool.com – polyester and lambswool stuffing

Wool felt company – www.woolfeltcompany.co.uk – felt

Colour full felt – www.colour-full-felt.co.uk –  felt

Ribbon reel printing – https://www.facebook.com/ribbonreelprinting?fref=nf– ribbon, printed ribbon

Creative Craft Supplies – http://www.creativecraftsupplies.co.uk/ – felt, glitter fabric

Safety eyes from e-crafts – http://www.e-crafts.co.uk/soft_toy.htm

 

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 conformityhttp://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 online, including free access online for all from Aberdeen and Manchester (to use search En71 in search box on the BSI page it directs you to)

City libraries with access (ask for british standards)

Liverpool : http://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/business-services/british-standards-library/

Leeds: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/bsvalidation.aspx

Newcastle:  http://library.newcastle.gov.uk/web/arena/reference

National library of Scotland: http://www.nls.uk/collections/science-and-technology/collections

Cornwall:  http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/cornwall/

Durham: https://libraryonline.durham.gov.uk/ (online with library card)

Cambridgeshire: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20010/libraries/329/services_and_facilities/2

Staffordshire: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/librariesnew/whatsavailable/freeaccess/ON331subscriptionsites.aspx

Sheffield: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/businessinformation/britishstandards.html

Bolton:  http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Onlineinformationresources.aspx (online access)

Birmingham: http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/1318249611506

Herefordshire: https://beta.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-learning-and-local-history/books-and-reading/reference-library-online/reference-library-online.aspx (library only)

Derbyshire: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/online_information/british_standards/default.asp

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!