As per the TGA guidelines, conformity assessment is the procedure used to determine whether the safety, quality and performance of a device are adequate. Depending on the risk classification of a device, there are a number of different types of conformity assessment procedure that a manufacturer may select to use. Fern Fabric® applies the conformity assessment procedure to generate evidence to demonstrate the safety, quality and performance of our products.
Fern Fabric® products are of the highest quality and included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – ARTG 312861 Mattress Protector and ARTG 312862 Pillow Protector.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Textiles can only be certified if all components meet the specified requirements.
Fern Fabric® is OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified giving complete confidence that the textiles have tested for harmful substances and making it safe for people with sensitive skin and suitable for contact with baby’s skin. No further chemicals applied to the fabric on all of our products.
With over 160,000 certificates issued and millions of items bearing the label in virtually all retail product segments, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as a brand concept has helped consumers with purchasing textile products by being a guarantee for quality tested for harmful substances for 25 years.
Fern Fabric® tested for Dust mites, Waterproof & Breathability
Fern Fabric® has been independently quality tested in Australia by textile technologists David J Heffer & Associates . David J Heffer is a Chartered Textile Technologist and is an Associate of the Textile Institute, the worldwide professional body for textile experts.
Fern Fabric® tested for Performance and Durability
Mantra is a research textile association and was established in 1970 to cater the ever increasing quality control needs of growing manmade textile industry. Fern Fabric® has been independently tested for its quality and durability by the Government of India approved laboratory. The test results confirm Fern Fabric® to be of the highest performance, most durable and most comfortable dust mite barriers available.
BTS was established with an aim to provide quality testing services; anti-microbial testing, analytical testing and clinical studies. Anti-Microbial testing was completed for our Fern Fabric® Anti-Microbial Jacquard Coverlets. Anti-Microbial quality keeps the fabrics fresh, odour free, mould free and hygienic for longer durations and provide better sleeping environment.
Our manufacturing site holds the following certifications:
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong management focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements. Using ISO can provide assurances to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.