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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 11:10 AM   1
Jaysmummy
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People who make things to sell


I'm thinking about making a few bits to sell, mainly on facebook.

Question is are there any strict guidelines you have to follow? Safety wise?

I'm thinking baby headbands, tutus, felt food, customised converse etc

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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 13:26 PM   2
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Stalking because I was wondering the same thing I think it would be so fun to do! x



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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 13:32 PM   3
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Me too!

I've found sooooo many cute things! The felt food looks really simple to make too.

I've also posted this in GC too so hopefully someone will know

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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 13:54 PM   4
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I see a lot of people on FB making and selling things and it seems to be going well for them so i've been thinking about it for a while
Hopefully someone does have an answer!
I'm going to look for simple things to make now haha



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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 15:14 PM   5
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If you have a look online for regulations, sadly you will have to pass standards of thing like flammable and toxicity. There are some kind if short cuts, things like not suitable for under 36 months, not use as a toy for decorative purposes only etc. however I know if I was buying something, home made or not, I would want my child safe ( as I'm sure you would too!). You can self certify (from what I read), but its time consuming and every item you sell that is different needs a test.

Google 'selling crafts online, health and safety'. I would also look at some kind of insurance as, if something, god forbid, did happen you could be sued, and insurance will cover this.



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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 15:45 PM   6
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Hmmm sounds a bit boggling!!

The thing that gets me is you see so many of these things, dummy clips for example and in pretty sure most if these don't comply!

I just don't want to take any shortcuts or risk anything



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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 16:19 PM   7
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You know what they probably don't and the likelihood of anything happening is probably rare. But, it's. the big but, what if it did.



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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 00:04 AM   8
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Apart from toxic and flammable stuffs, I have seen people sell many goods on facebook. I am not very sure whether there are limits and legalities involved. Making inquiries and research on the same could be a better option.



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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 18:39 PM   9
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Have you checked out Etsy?



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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 04:56 AM   10
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Have you checked out Etsy?
No I haven't Hun.

Would there be guidelines on there? X



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