"A standard is a document, established by a consensus of subject matter experts and approved by a recognized body that provides guidance on the design, use or performance of materials, products, processes, services, systems or persons." (ISO)
Prepared bythe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), "[t]his guide addresses apparel, including children’s apparel, and household textiles. It does not include other textiles, such as sleeping bags, tents, sporting goods, or other non-household products that contain or are made from textile materials."
The following links provide some of the standards related to the fashion industry. This is not a comprehensive list.
"ASTM's textile standards provide the specifications and test methods for the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of textiles, fabrics, and cloths, as well as the natural and artificial fibers that constitute them ... These textile standards help fabric and cloth designers and manufacturers in testing textiles to ensure acceptable characteristics towards proper end-use."
"OSHA is committed to providing apparel and footwear industry employers and employees with information and assistance to help them comply with OSHA and industry standards and to ensure safer workplaces."