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Vikki Vallender, Laboratory Sales Manager for AnchorCert Analytical Laboratory recently attended PURE London at Olympia - one of the UK's leading women's wear fashion events of the year.

Vikki Vallender (pictured left) discussing current issues on garment sequins and embellishments with an exhibitor

PURE London is an aspiring show exhibiting current and new breakthrough brands to the fashion, clothing and accessories industries.

Vikki met up with a wide range of exhibitors and discussed topics including the testing of Nickel, Lead and Cadmium as well as issues surrounding metal and plastic components/embellishments used on garments and head and body jewellery that is so on trend for the coming seasons.

Please follow the links below to find out more about tests carried out by AnchorCert Analytical

Nickel Testing

Azo for Clothes

Jewellery (Head and Body)

Textiles and Trims


Assay Office Birmingham and AnchorCert Analytical recently marked a significant moment in its long-standing history with the move to a BRAND NEW purpose built building on Moreton Street in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The new building offers better facilities for staff and customers, with much larger space for the laboratory department.

Did you know that we offer commercially focused training courses?


AnchorCert Academy, a division of Assay Office Birmingham offers one-day training courses such as Understanding Product Safety for Fashion Accessories. This course will tell you what you need to know about relevant aspects of REACH and the CPSIA. The course focuses on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations. It explains the approach to testing and also includes information on legislation applicable to safety testing for leathers and textiles. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Fashion Accessories 

The next available dates to book for this course are on:

  • Wednesday 30th September

  • Wednesday 21st October

The course fee for this is £215 + VAT per delegate.

To reserve your place today, please visit

Come and see AnchorCert Analytical and Assay Office Birmingham at Olympia in September - Stand B60

Don't forget, we will be attending this year's International Jewellery London event, which is taking place at Olympia London from the 6th September - 8th September. Why not pop along and visit us at Stand B60. Click on the link to register for a visitor ticket

We look forward to seeing you there.



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