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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:

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

Yarns:

Sheepjes (awaiting certificates for catona and cahlista)

Stylecraft – certificates on website

Cygnet Yarns  – cygnetyarns.com certificates on their website

 

Silicone beads

www.siliconebeadsupplies.co.uk

Cord 

https://www.theteethingstore.com/

Paints
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 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 sometimes online.
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!

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