SBS Priority Sector 05 - Textile and Fashion

See at the end of the page for the list of work items identified as a high priority for SMEs in Europe for the sector Textile and Fashion.

The sector Textile and Fashion can be defined as the production and services associated with:

Technical bodies corresponding to the textile and fashion sector:

CEN/TC 45 - Base sizes of sales units of textile goods
CEN/TC 248 - Textiles and textile products
CEN/TC 252 - Child care articles [for child textiles part]
CEN/TC 283 - Precious metals - Applications in jewellery and associated products
CEN/TC 309 - Footwear
CEN/TC 410 - Consumer confidence and nomenclature in the diamond industry
CEN/SS H08 - Sizing systems
CEN/SS M21 - Precious metals - Applications in jewellery and associated products
ISO/TC 38 - Textiles
ISO/TC 137 - Footwear sizing designations and marking systems
ISO/TC 216 - Footwear
IEC/TC 124 - Wearable electronic devices and technologies (shared with Electrotechnical and digital)

Technical Bodies corresponding also to the transversal sector PPE:

CEN/TC 79 - Respiratory protective devices
CEN/TC 85 - Eye protective equipment
CEN/TC 122 - Ergonomics
CEN/TC 160 - Protection against falls from height including working belts
CEN/TC 161 - Foot and leg protectors
CEN/TC 162 - Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets
CLC/TC 78 - Equipment and tools for live working
IEC/TC 78 - Live working

Standards in support of legislation or strategic topics

The main priority standardisation areas in support of EU legislation in the textile and fashion sector are:

Draft standards supporting the General Product Safety Directive

Please check the following link: https://genorma.com/en/project/search-by-directive-in-development/6930045 and include in the "advanced search option" the keyword "textile" or "cloth".

More information on the General Product Safety Directive can be found on the link: https://genorma.com/en/directive/show/2001/95/EC

Draft standards supporting the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation

Please check the following link: https://genorma.com/en/project/search-by-directive-in-development/27404627 selecting "draft" in the "advanced search option".

More information on the PPE Regulation can be found on the link: https://genorma.com/en/directive/show/2016/425

The below list provides relevant priority work items in the Textile and Fashion sector:

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 1: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be worn

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Garments for protection against cool environments

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Safety footwear (ISO 20345:2021)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 161

Personal protective equipment - Protective footwear (ISO 20346:2021)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 161

Personal protective equipment - Occupational footwear (ISO 20347:2021)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 161

Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating a loose fitting respiratory interface - Requirements, testing, marking

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 79

Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating full face masks, half masks or quarter masks - Requirements, testing, marking

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 79

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 1: Test methods

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 2: Requirements for wearable knee protectors (type 1)

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 3: Requirements for the individual combination of knee pads and garments (type 2)

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 4: Requirements for the combination of interoperable knee pads and garments (type 2)

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Personal protective equipment - Knee protectors for work in the kneeling position - Part 5: Requirements for knee mats (type 3)

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Garments with permethrin as-treated articles supporting the protection against tick bites

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Requirements and test methods for garments with integrated smart textiles and non textile elements

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 162

Personal fall protection equipment - Retractable type fall arresters

50.20 Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 8 weeks

CEN/TC 160

Electrical insulating protective clothing for low-voltage installations

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CLC/TC 78

Live Working - Electrically insulating helmets for use on low and medium voltage installations

45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC

CLC/TC 78

Live working - Electrical insulating gloves

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CLC/TC 78

Live working - Footwear for electrical protection - Part 1: Insulating footwear and overboots

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CLC/TC 78

Eye and face protection - Sunglasses and related eyewear - Part 1: Sunglasses for general use (ISO/FDIS 12312-1:2022)

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 85

Eye and face protection against intense light sources used on humans and animals for cosmetic and medical applications - Part 1: Specification for products (ISO/FDIS 12609-1:2021)

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)

CEN/TC 85

Protective gloves for welders

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Personal fall protection equipment - Rope access systems - Rope adjustment devices

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 160

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 1: Buoyant aids to be worn - Safety requirements and test methods

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Respiratory protective devices - Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus for escape - Requirements, testing and marking

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 79

Protective clothing for firefighters - Requirements and test methods for fire hoods for firefighters

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

20.60 Close of comment period

CEN/TC 248

Protective gloves for firefighters

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162

Live working - Eye, face and head protectors against the effects of electric arc - Test methods and performance requirements

40.60 Close of voting

CLC/TC 78

Protective clothing - Mechanical properties - Determination of resistance to cutting by sharp objects

30.99 CD approved for registration as DIS

CEN/TC 162

Safety of machinery - Anthropometric requirements for the design of workstations for industries and services (ISO/DIS 14738:2020)

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 122

Immersion suits - Part 1: Constant wear suits, requirements including safety

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Immersion suits - Part 2: Abandonment suits, requirements including safety

10.99 New project approved

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing -- Protection against rain

20.60 Close of comment period

CEN/TC 162

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and fire - Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat (ISO/DIS 6942:2021)

40.60 Close of voting

CEN/TC 162