BLC provides testing, training, audits, and technical support to the leather supply chain

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‘Faux Fur’ means ‘No Fur’ . . . or does it?

Recently, there has been concern over retailed products being labelled as ‘faux fur’, being made from real fur. Fur trims and pom poms on coats, hats and bags labelled as ‘100% polyester faux fur’ to be from raccoons and Angora rabbits.

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Chrome VI Risks

Chromium is an element that can occur in three main forms. Elemental chromium is metallic chromium and used in the formation of stainless steel or chromium plating. Trivalent chromium (Cr III) is a safe form of the element and is essential for human nutrition. It is also the form used for tanning leather. Chromium VI is the hazardous form of the element.

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New Addition to BLC's Portfolio of...

Recently, Dionne Savage-Belfon, BLC’s Footwear & Leather Technologist, qualified on the Footwear and Fitting Course to become a full society member of The Society...

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Limits for Lead under EN71-3 to be...

If you're a manufacturer or retailer of children's toys, or items that could be construed as a child's toy, in the European Union (EU), then the change in...

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BLC Summer Training Programme

This summer, why not join us at one of our technical training courses or webinar? Our specialist BLC training courses cover the materials properties and...

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Our Accreditations

BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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