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AQL Tables – Understanding the reference test used to control your products

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog, Safety|

When examining products, why do importers only inspect a sample? Importers must accept their goods will never be 100% defect-free – but where to set their acceptable limit for quality? Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) tables set the theoretical limits for quality, but the final say on whether to accept goods comes from the brand. AQL: [...]

The tests that make toys safe

By | July 6th, 2018|Blog, Safety|

The safety standards concerning global toy imports and sales are extremely strict. Have you ever seen what a test on a toy looks like? In the European Union, an estimated 81,000 children each year are injured because of toys. In the European Union, toys remain the single largest category of non-food products identified as unsafe, [...]

Fairtrade cotton – How your next pair of jeans could have a global impact

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog, Sustainable|

Do you know what really goes into making your t-shirt? From sick farmers to damaging the environment – The reality of conventional cotton How sustainable ‘Fairtrade Cotton’ is making a huge difference Learn more about sustainable cotton and find out how you can play a part It’s in the towel you use to dry yourself [...]

Product recalls – Everything you should know to keep your family safe

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog, Safety|

Failure to issue a product recall can lead to litigation, which costs more than $700 billion a year in the U.S. Even multinationals are subject to product recalls! One secret to preventing product recall problems for brands is excellent communication Product recalls don’t always come from safety issues – small details can mean big problems [...]

Learn about the standards that keep planes flying safely

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Safety|

How is safety applied to airline operations? By what bodies, and under what standards? Find out how a ramp inspection is carried out prior to a flight Discover how companies can better ensure the implementation of aviation safety Safety is paramount in aviation, and supersedes every other pillar of operation, even speed and efficiency of service. That’s why there [...]

Smart technology for your wardrobe

By | January 4th, 2017|Blog, Technology|

Smart fabrics are changing the way our clothes interact with our daily lives. Knowing more about them is worth sharing. Can the latest tee shirts now record athletic performance and heart rate? Even Google is working in textiles! Soon there’ll be no need to power your phone at home because our clothes will be able to [...]

Why you’ll never look at a candle in quite the same way again!

By | December 23rd, 2016|Blog, Safety|

When it comes to candles, is organic better? Have you ever thought about what you were inhaling when you light or blow out a candle? Understand which decorations are safest when it comes to extra fire hazards And what is really expected from candle manufacturers? Shedding light on quality candles Candles add extra sparkle to [...]

Discover the 5 reasons why LED lights are so widespread

By | December 15th, 2016|Blog, Technology|

How efficient are the old-style incandescent Christmas lights that people still use? Are LED Christmas lights the better choice compared to the traditional kind? LEDs seem too good to be true. Is there anything about them that you need to be concerned about? Christmas lights have a long and storied history associated with the light [...]