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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Care Labeling FAQ’s

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces the Care Labeling Rule which requires manufacturers and importers to attach care instructions to garments. The FTC has information about other Rules relating to labeling textile products for fiber content, country of origin and manufacturer identity.

Here are a few popular questions about care label rules.  This is just portion of the information that you will need to know.  It is suggested that you visit the FTC website for the most current regulations.

Q. Are care symbols required on care labels?

A. No. Symbols are optional as long as care instructions are on the label. If you choose to use symbols without words, you might want to include information about the meaning of the symbols — perhaps on a hangtag or in your catalogue — to be sure your customers understand them.

Learn more about care symbols.

Q. May care instructions be on the back of another permanent label sewn into the garment?

A. You can put care information on the reverse side of a permanent label if only one end of the permanent label is sewn into the garment and the consumer has easy access to the front and back of the label. The front of the label doesn't have to say "Care on reverse."

Learn more about sewn clothing labels.

Q. Does a care instruction have to consider components such as linings, trim, buttons or zippers?

A. Yes. Care instructions must include all components of the product, including non-detachable linings, trim and other details. The instructions should contain any special considerations for components as a warning; for example, "Remove trim," or "Close zipper." A detachable component, like a slip-out liner, must be labeled separately if it requires a different care procedure than the main product.

Learn about Care Labeling Rules on the FTC website.

Note: the labeling rule FAQ’s listed above have been retrieved from the Federal Trade Commission website January 12, 2016.  Rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.  Please view the official government website for the most complete and accurate information.  Do not rely on this blog post.

If you have questions about registration numbers, you may want to read about RN#'s on our previous blog post.

Learn more about care labels on Apparel Search.

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