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Durability of Clothing – Why It Matters?

“We only have one Planet Earth, and yet by 2050 we will be consuming as if we had three.” - Virginijus Sinkevičius, European EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

Fresh Air: The Benefits of Effective Filtration

How effective are air purifiers at protecting us from pollution?

Why Consumers Should Be Concerned About Intellectual Property Rights

Fake products now account for 3.3% of global trade. SGS FIT IPR offers companies a more efficient way to protect consumers and their brands.

SGS Offers Globally Recognized Filtration Testing at New Chinese Laboratory

Focusing on SGS IBR’s new filtration testing laboratory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

Why Electrical Product Manufacturers Should Take a Holistic Approach to Customer Satisfaction

SGS launches Total Solution Services to help E&E manufacturers meet the challenges of a connected world.

Toy Updates: April 2021

Learn more about EU toy safety directive 2009/48/EC.

The Difficult Road to Brexit and its Impact on Trade

A look at how Brexit has impacted trade between the UK and EU.

The Impact of Online Retailing on China’s Apparel Market

A look at the shift towards e-commerce and its impact on the Chinese apparel market.

The Importance of Performance Assessment in Competitive Electronics Markets

A look at the challenges facing the EE industry and the importance of demonstrating high-quality performance to consumers.

Turning the Tide: Creating Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The world is being swamped by discarded packaging. Consumers, governments and industry are now responding with more sustainable packaging options.