Modern-day consumers are paying more attention to the sourcing practices of apparel and accessories they buy. When it comes to leather products in direct contact with skin, such as gloves, consumers want reliable confirmation that their products are safe, and have been manufactured with the use of sustainable and environmentally sound practices.
The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ program was designed by QIMA chemical management specialists to help glove suppliers, brands and retailers improve chemical management in their supply chain and implement step-by-step corrective action in their production practices.
In addition to providing your consumers with assurance that your gloves are safe and sustainable, the SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ program directly contributes to better chemical management knowledge and skills in the accessories and leather goods industry, through targeted workshops and supplier training.
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The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ certification mark represents that your product and production process have been tested for harmful substances, and the production environment has been checked for the use of hazardous chemicals.
The SafeGlove/SafeGlove+ certification follows a two-stage system:
Level 1: SafeGlove Certification
Chemical testing for compliance with the minimum requirements of the SafeGlove program:
Preliminary testing of raw materials
Sampling from ongoing production at 20-30% completion
Testing of finished products
Certification by QIMA
Level 2: SafeGlove+ Certification
All Level 1 (SafeGlove) requirements met
Chemical management workshop at the main materials production sites
On-site assessment and training at the production site
Implementing necessary corrective action within the production cycle (according to a coordinated time schedule)
Annual reassessment to confirm corrective actions implemented
Wastewater/sludge tests (ZDHC compliance)
Certification by QIMA
Increased confidence in your brand
Greater supply chain visibility and transparency
Professional chemical management training for production sites
Continuous improvement of chemical management in your supply chain, contributing to:
Improved health and safety conditions
Reduced environmental impact
Superior product quality
More effective production processes
Potential cost reduction
Why Choose QIMA for Testing and Quality Assurance
A certification team with over 35 years of experience
Professional auditors and inspectors specialized by product and industry
Trusted by 3,000+ clients with global consumer product supply chains
Global reach: our team of 2,500+ qualified inspectors and auditors performs services in 85 countries
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