In mid October, Dr Kate Riley, our lead assessor for textile applications visited 3 applicants in the Jiangsu and Jiaxing provinces near Shanghai in China.  Her inspections of the production facilties of Tianyu, Zheijiang New Chuwa and Zheijiang Xinao included a check on the wool scouring process, the waste management systems and the management control systems in place.  The visits were successful and did not identify any significant non-compliance with the EU Ecolabel criteria.