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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:
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/
Care labels – http://www.carelabels.co.uk/ – product labelling
Stylecraft wool/yarns – http://
Sheepjes – catona yarn
Cygnet Yarns – https://www.cygnetyarns.com/toysafetyregulations
Hilco – Jersey fabric – confirmation printed on selvage
Oddies –https://oddies-textiles.co.uk/certificates/ various tested (be aware that complete ranges may not be tested)
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://
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
Blooming felt –https://www.bloomingfelt.co.uk/
Ribbon reel printing – https://www.facebook.com/
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
Raindrops boutique – https://www.raindropsboutique.co.uk/ -tulle/crochet tops
Sew sew fabrics – http://sewsewfabrics.co.uk/index.php?route=product/search&search=en71
The teething store – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheTeethingStore – silicon teething beads
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 online, including free access online for all from Manchester (to use search En71 in search box on the BSI page it directs you to)
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!