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Oct 7, 2021 — Nov 16, 2021
  • Webinar Series

UL’s Softline Webinar Series

Stay up-to-date with regulatory updates, industry news and new trends with UL’s webinars for the softlines industry.

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Date & Time

Starts

Oct 7, 2021 10:00am EDT

Ends

Nov 16, 2021 11:00am EDT

Location

Online

The textile, apparel and footwear industry is constantly evolving. With changing regulations and innovative products hitting retail shelves constantly, staying up-to-date and feeling confident that you sell high-quality articles can be exhausting.

With all that in mind, UL wants to help. Please see below for a list of our 2021 complimentary webinars for the softlines industry.

Our goal is to share our knowledge and insights with softlines retailers and brands as we strive toward our mission of working for a safer world.

UL’s Softlines Webinars in the English language:

  • Chinese Market: GB/T 14272-2021 Updates for Down Clothing
    Date: October 7, 2021
    Time: 4 p.m. (CEST) | 10 a.m. (EDT)
     
  • Microfibers: Updates from Europe and U.S.
    Dates: October 20, 2021
    Time: 4 p.m. (CEST) | 10 a.m. (EDT)
     
  • Softlines Recalls, Common Failures and Regulatory Updates
    Date: November 4, 2021
    Time: 9:30 a.m. (CET) | 2.00 p.m. (UTC+5.30)
     
  • Colors in Fashion: How Color Impacts your Retail Brand
    Dates: November 16, 2021
    Time: 4 p.m. (CET) | 10 a.m. (EST)

Additional sessions will be added in the next months, so please bookmark this page for additional softlines industry webinars.

 

Consult our on-demand webinar for the textile and leather industry:

Learn more about UL’s softlines capabilities and contact us today!

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Chinese market: GB/T 14272-2021 Updates for Down Clothing

Date: October 7, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. (CEST) | 10 a.m. (EDT)

On March 9, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the State Standardization Administration of China issued GB/T 14272-2021 Down Clothing, replacing the old standard GB/T 14272-2011 Down Clothing, which will be implemented on April 1, 2022.

Why should you join the webinar?
Join us to learn more about:

  • The changes in the 2021 version compared with the previous 2011 version
  • How these changes can impact the fashion industry
  • How UL can support you in mitigating potential impact to your business

Language: English

Speaker: Simon Tse, UL’s Softline Technical Manager

Microfiber cloth

Microfibers: Updates from Europe and the US

Dates: October 20, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. (CEST) | 10 a.m. (EDT)

The environmental impact of microfibers is a growing concern in the apparel industry. During this complimentary webinar, UL's subject matter expert will discuss updates from the European and U.S. perspective on microfibers and answer any questions you may have.

Why should you join the training?
Join us to learn more about:

  • Why microplastic is a concern
  • How you can verify fiber fragments released from your fabric
  • The possible legislative development 
  • How UL can help

Language: English

Speaker:
Angela Donati, UL’s Softline Technical Manager

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Softlines Recalls, Common Failures and Regulatory Updates

Dates: November 4, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. (CET) | 2:00 p.m. (UTC+5.30)

UL cordially invites you to the Softline Recalls, Common Failures and Regulatory Update webinar. During this webinar, we will introduce the common failure (include those under CPSIA) found during regular testing and the recommended remedies for improvement. During the webinar our expert will also cover the regulatory update in the past few months, a recall case analysis for the past few years and sharing some recall cases around the globe.

Why should you join the training?
Join us to learn more about:

  • Overview of common failure tests
  • Common failure tests review and improvement recommendations
  • Regulatory/market/standard updates
  • Scope of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Recall analysis and case sharing

Language: English

Speaker:
Simon Tse, UL’s Softline Technical Manager

Multi colored textiles

Colors in Fashion: How Color Impacts your Retail Brand

Dates: November 16, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. (CET) | 10 a.m. (EST)

Color leaves a lasting impression for consumers, whether it’s on a piece of clothing or a special product. However, color inconsistencies can diminish the overall quality of a product line for retailers and brands.

Why should you join the training?
Join us to learn more about:

  • Why color is important
  • The best practices in color assessment
  • How to help ensure color consistency and integrity for your brand
  • How UL can help

Language: English

Speaker:
Denise Wilson, UL’s Operation Manager and Color Expert

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