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Amigurumi dolls and the dreaded CE testing

I have to admit, I was quite naive when I first started to make my crocheted dolls. Amigurumi was the ultimate crochet level up for me and when I successfully achieved it I was so pleased with myself, the legalities of selling them didn't really occur to me.

When you first hear about CE testing, a legal requirement to sell your soft toys within the EU, it can be a little off putting to say the least. As a maker you just want to be able to create but it seems there's so much red tape to get through first. It can be totally overwhelming but, having recently gone through the process of self certifying, it absolutely can be done

Don't give up!

It's a lot to take in at first but there's plenty of support available. A wealth of information can be found on dedicated Facebook groups, created by people who have been through (and survived!) the CE process. Downloadable packs, such as the Conformance self certification pack for handmade soft toys, are incredibly useful and reall…