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Product Safety Regulations Raise Ire of Garment Makers

By JW Yates

New York City, New York

Many fashion industry groups are up in arms over the US Consumer Products Safety Commission’s recent adoption of lead testing requirements which were set to take effect in August 2011. There was such a vocal backlash from leading manufacturing groups, such as the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the National Association of Manufacturers, that the CPSC voted 4-1 to extend the deadline for implementation and enforcement until Dec. 31, 2011. This will give manufacturers of children’s clothing and their representatives time to make a case that the new guidelines are both ineffective and unfair to certain types of garment makers.

In a letter sent to the CPSC, industry groups claim that the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is vaguely constructed and lacks the kind of clarity necessary for regulations of this sort. Many clothing producers and importers are left wondering how best to comply with the lead testing guidelines. Many are concerned that compliance for some small-scale garment companies may be all but impossible. This letter asserts that, “Small businesses remain at a real disadvantage, being unable to harness scale to reduce their costs and lacking the resources to fully absorb and implement all the complex new rules and regulations.”

Besides the obvious monetary cost of these tests, garment makers are concerned about the practicality and efficacy of the testing procedures. They say that the limited number of accredited laboratories approved by the CPSC to carry out the tests, as well as the scope of materials and components that must be tested, make the law ineffective and an unfair burden on the makers and importers of children’s products. They say that the CPSC’s vague directions on testing and certification requirements are leading to a chaotic regulatory atmosphere.

The issue is so high on the industry’s radar that the AAFA has decided to host a product safety and chemical management seminar on May 25 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The seminar will provide a CPSIA regulatory update.

To help our partners and clients in the sewn goods and garment industry make sense of this and other regulatory issues, BMS has put together a very informative and timely web seminar titled Product Safety: Strategies for the Garment Industry to take place on Tuesday April 19th at 11:00 AM EST. This brief discussion, lead by industry expert Myles McPartland, will cover many topics relating to the effects of the CSPIA on manufacturing and the garment supply chain. Please check out the BMS website for more details on how to register or attend this free web event.

April 1, 2011

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April 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Tahari Gets Star Treatment at Saks Fifth Ave.

Our client Elie Tahari gets the red carpet treatment at Saks Fifth Ave. today.  Stephen I. Saddove, Saks Inc’s chairman/CEO and Ron Frasch, president/CMO welcomed Tahari’s collection to the front of Saks’ 4th Floor.  Tahari’s new contribution to Saks’Wear Dept. (neighboring Ralph Lauren’s Blue Label and Saks brand La Via 18) aims to provide customers with trend-right clothes at a more accessible price point.

August 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

Women: Inspiration & Enterprise symposium

Business Management Systems Women: Inspiration & Enterprise symposium … our client, Donna Karan along side Arianna Huffington and Sarah Brown will host the first annual WIE Symposium on September 20th, 2010. Speakers addressing childbirth deaths & female technology entrepreneurs, a Fashion Show by Donna Karan, and a concert by Estelle will all be included in this one day event. Read more

August 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Curve Expo, New York, NY – only for a limited time

Curve Expo, New York, NY – Have you been to the Jacob Javits center yet? If not, you should visit this years Women’s Lingerie, Swimwear, and Men’s Elegance exhibits. Wacoal, our client DonnaKaran, and Krisline are a few among many other brands being featured at this year’s expo. If you register now, you may have time to view these selections before the expo ends Wednesday evening, August 3rd:

August 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

“Sparkle in the Sun” jewelry event by our client Elie Tahari

Help yourself to getting to know our client Elie Tahari and his upcoming “Sparkle in the Sun” event in East Hampton, NY by reading about him in the July 4th Issue of Hampton Magazine. 

Tahari, in partnership with the CFDA designers, is showcasing this summers’ sale of jewelry from up-and-coming designers that rotates every three weeks.

July 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Register for a FREE Webinar from BMS: “Time Is Money: Innovative Methods of Increasing Speed to Market”

Join Business Management Systems on Friday, April 16th for a free informational webinar on increasing your company’s speed to market.

“Time Is Money: Innovative Methods of Increasing Speed to Market”
A free hour-long webinar and Q&A hosted by Business Management Systems to discuss the all-important issue of increasing your speed to market, keeping fashion-forward and maintaining that crucial competitive edge over your competition.

Event Info:
April 16, 2010
2 PM – 3 PM EST

Click on the link below to register for this free event:
Register Now

Space is limited, so we recommend registering by next Wednesday, April 14th in order to secure your spot.

We look forward to a valuable discussion and would enjoy your participation!

Any questions? Email

April 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm 1 comment

‘PLM Bootcamp’: WYSWYG Productions Hosts First Virtual PLM Educational Event for the Consumer Products Industry

Next month, WYSWYG Productions (whatyasee.whatyaget) will host the consumer products industry’s first ever completely virtual educational event–PLM Bootcamp ’09.

The two-day long event (Oct. 8 & 9) will include keynote speakers, a dozen industry-related educational sessions, networking events & “vendor booths”–all accessible using only the internet connection from the comfort of your own desk.

For more information or to register for the groundbreaking event, click HERE.

PLM Bootcamp

September 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

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