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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 – (uk importer/supplier link) – fabrics

Dashwood studio – – fabrics

Elephant and mushroom – – Teething toys

Care labels – – product labelling

Stylecraft wool/yarns –  – yarn

Sheepjes – catona yarn

Cygnet Yarns –

Hilco – Jersey fabric – confirmation printed on selvage

Oddies –  various tested (be aware that complete ranges may not be tested)

Suppliers with Free certificates or carry a CE mark:

Dortex labels –

Cloud craft – – 30% felt

Paper and string – – 30% felt

Craft bits – – eyes, noses etc

World of wool – – polyester and lambswool stuffing

Wool felt company – – felt

Colour full felt – –  felt

Blooming felt –

Ribbon reel printing –– ribbon, printed ribbon

Creative Craft Supplies – – felt, glitter fabric

Safety eyes from e-crafts – 

Raindrops boutique – -tulle/crochet tops

Sew sew fabrics –

The teething store – – silicon teething beads

Links to Helpful pages

Toy manufacturers responsibilities –

Hantsweb guide to CE marking, with free risk assessment and declaration of conformity 

The sock problem/CE introduction to sock toys – 

Tie toy articles on toy safety –

Video on toy testing –

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)

Liverpool :



National library of Scotland:


Durham: (online with library card)




Bolton: (online access)


Herefordshire: (library only)


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