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Hi

I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone could offer their experiences with Vendors that sell good quality baby/kids and maternity clothes that do well with the rhinestone/heat transfers?

I will be using DAS stone stencil system for it

I really like soft/smooth cotton like the quality GAP uses so would rather go for that type but also need tanks etc that can be ribbed.

Just looking for some advice.

Ihave spoken to Kavio and wholesalebabyblanks.com and both seem good but wanted some good old word of mouth!

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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I run as fast as I can from any sales targeted to kids under 12!...I also have the DAS system and two other rhinestone systems as well as two manual systems.. but because of the requirements of CPSA..regarding kids products...that has been delayed until after first of the year... I will not take a chance or jump through the hoops required...
Got my initials wrong!....here is a link to the thread I was referring to..

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t69913.html


Having said that...you make up your own mind but be careful
 

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I have made things for older kids (not yet 12 though) that I know aren't going to be sucking on their shirts. :) But after watching my babies chew on their clothes, and knowing that the stones have lead in them, I wouldn't ever consider making anything for babies. CPSIA or not.
Just my opinion though, not the law (yet.)
 

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Just curious why some big companies do it then?
Yes they can suck on them but the stones have lead? Even if they were to eat one, they are tiny enough to not cause choking hazard.

I know several places that do this for babies clothes and their stones do not come off unless heated enough in the dryer to deactivate adhesive......why is this not an issue for them?

Just curious I don't want to make a mistake
 

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If you look closely at rhinestone decorated children's apparel sold in stores the designs are made up of mostly rhinestuds with maybe a few rhinestones mixed in to add a bit more sparkle to the design. I believe rhinestuds have little or no lead in them which makes them okay to add to children's clothing. I have two daughters and still shop in the children's department and I have noticed less and less clothing items made up of all rhinestones. My girls are old enough and do not put their shirts in their mouths so I just buy plain tees and decorate them myself.
 

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I know of one locally that uses rhinestones, I know them personally. They have been in business for quite some time and not had an issue.
smarteepantsclothing.com

I know about the nail heads but haven't seen rhinestuds, maybe thats something to look into
 

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I actually think it was on a blank tank i needed for a order, at the last minute, I went to rue 21 ,
The reg tag had a foil rue 21 tag,,
no other embishments on it,, i will check to see if i have another around here, and post it
 

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It is not a question whether or not anyone has had a 'problem' with rhinestones etc for kids 12 and under but that the federal law that goes into effect next year mandates certain testing a various levels....if you do not do you expose yourself to either a fine from Feds or worse..lawsuit...so I just don't do it...period
 

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Me either Charles,, and that is why i was talking about the tank top with no emblishments on it but the printed tag on the tank,,

That store because someone under 12 may wear it, had to print the tag,, and have it tested.
rhinestones or not,,
that means, silk screen, blank garments, totes, hats, embriod, foil,, any thing a 12 year old or less may come in contact with,, will need to be tested..
This tank was a womens med,,,
So when selling to maternity or babies, toddlers who ever make sure you have all your ducks in a row,,
 

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Thanks everyone for the useful info, I think I have found a lead free supplier and have contacted someone connected to the ftc to see if it's within guidelines and it is :eek:)
 

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Just wanted to see if any of you have a good supplier of lead free rhinestones that have a good adhesive?
Whats your experience with them?

Thanks
 

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Just remember when you use lead free or not,, you still have to test,, not just have the paper from the vendor,,
Once applied to anything you have modified,, it so it needs to tested,
Lead free or not..
Not trying to be negative just want you to know what is all involved, this has hurt alot of us that use to do childrens clothing,, and are small operations as we dont have the capital to have each item tested, per design. per color.
Great luck to you
Rhinestones, and Rhinestuds on Garments are beautiful:):p
 

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Thanks everyone for the useful info, I think I have found a lead free supplier and have contacted someone connected to the ftc to see if it's within guidelines and it is :eek:)
My expierence with lead free has been positive,
However I believe the Glue with the small traces of lead in it, Stick better.
 

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Great info, I am just getting into doing rhinestones where and how do I get my garments tested. Haven't done any sale yet with rhinestones, but I know I will be getting orders soon so I want to be prepared.
 

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Ruby you have to send them into a Certified testing lab,, i know there is one in mich, but i dont know where the others are,, but that would be great to know,,
great question.
 

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How would I get them tested?

Everything I have read online tells me that if the wholesaler has them tested it's ok but I obviously want to do this right so am looking for any info on how to get them tested in my state NC

Thanks
 
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