Carbon Label / CoolMode

Criteria and Requirements

Criteria and requirements for CoolMode

  • The fabric used for producing the CoolMode clothing must be breathable in order to decrease the energy used for air conditioning and easy to clean as to reduce water consumption, or
  • The fabric may be made of natural or manufactured fibers, or synthetic materials, to allow sweat to evaporate quickly so that the wearer of CoolMode clothing feel more comfortable in hot weather, or
  • The fabric may use an innovative fiber technology, or biotech finishing technology to decrease the skinโ€™s temperature.

The fabric shall be durable and safe for consumers in order to be certified the CoolMode standard.

Required properties of CoolMode clothing are indicated below

Safety standard must comply with Table 1

No. Property Unit Standard value Standard test method
Baby clothing (1) Corporate wear, general clothing, sheet and pillow case
1. Formaldehyde, less than mg/kg 20 75 ISO 14184 Part 1
2. Heavy metal particle, less than - Lead
- Cadmium
- Chromium (all)
- Chromium (VI)
- Copper
mg/kg


0.2
0.1
1.0
0.5
25.0


1.0
0.1
2.0
0.5
50.0

Distilled with sweat dissolvent according to ISO 105-E04 Test Solution II at 40C for 1 hour, then measure the value with Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) or Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP). For lead, cadmium, chromium (all) and chromium (VI) to be measured by US-VIS Spectrophotometer.
3. Azo dyes releasing aromatic amines*, not more than mg/kg 30 30 EN 14362 Part 1 and EN 14362 Part 2

Remarks:
(1) Baby clothing is for new born baby up to 24 months old * refer to the 24 aromatic amines

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Quality and durability standard must comply with Table 2

No. Property Unit Standard value Standard test method
Baby clothing Corporate wear, general clothing Sheet and pillow case
1. Tensile strength (grab method), only for woven, not less than Newton (N) - 111

250 (1)

200(2)
ISO 13934-2
2. Bursting strength, only for knitting, not less than Kilo Pascal (kPa) - 580 - ISO 13938-1
3. Dimension stability* of 5 times washing, not exceed percent

+ 5 (woven)

+ 8(knitting)
3 (woven) -7 ,+5 (knitting)

-5(warp yarn),
-3 (weft yarn ) (1)
-6(warp yarn),

-6 (weft yarn ) (2)
ISO 3759, ISO 5077, ISO 6330
4.

Color fastness (washing), not less than
- Color change
- Color staining

level
4
4

4
3-4

4
3-4
ISO 105-C06
5. Color fastness (light, Xenon Arc) compared to Blue Wool standard, not less than

level
-

  4(3)

4
(3) ISO 105-B02
6.

Color fastness (saliva & perspiration), not less than

- Color change
- Color staining
level of grey scale

4
4


-
-


-
-
DIN 53160

Remarks:

  • blended yarn, such as cotton/polyester
  • natural yarn, such as cotton 100 %, silk 100 %
  • for silk yarn 100 % or cotton yarn 100 % with light shed at level 1/12 must have color fastness property for light not less than 3-4
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Heat ventilation standard
must comply with Table 3 at least 2 of 3 items

No. Property Unit Standard value Standard test method
1. Absorbency Second Not more than 5 sec. (woven)
Not more than 2 sec. (knitting)
AATCC 79
2. wicking Millimeter. More than 50 mm. JIS L 1907-1994 (Byreck)
3. Touch feeling of warm or cool, Q-max W/cm2 min 0.1 W/cm2 KES-F7 Thermo Labo II

Remark: Absorbency test measures the time that fabric absorbs water on flat level Wicking test measures the distance that fabric absorbs water vertically within 10 minutes

The CoolMode applicant is required to submit these test results of their products conducted only at THTI laboratory. The applicant is responsible for their own testing fee. The test results must be attached to the application form when submitting to TGO.

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