The main objective of Textile Labelling are : 1.to protect consumers against misrepresentation in the labelling and advertising of textile fibre products 2.to enable consumers to choose textiles on the basis of fibre content
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Objectives of Textile Labelling
The objectives of the Act and the Regulations are to protect consumers against misrepresentation in the labelling and advertising of textile fibre products and to enable consumers to choose textiles on the basis of fibre content.
Unless a consumer textile article is exempt from the labelling requirements of the Act and Regulations, the dealer must ensure that a textile disclosure label meets the criteria detailed in all of the following sections:
- Fibre Content
- Bilingual Requirements
- Dealer Identity
- Form and Application of Labels
The following examples have been provided to illustrate many of the common issues dealing with the declaration of fibre content on a label.
- Velvet Dress (sections, findings, ornamentation, lining).
- Stretch Pants (elastic yarn).
- Jacket (findings, reinforcement yarn, lining, trimming, sections).
- Sweater (large trimmings, mixed fibres).
- Carpet (pile and backing).
Some dealers may wish to display non-requiredinformation on a textile disclosure label:
- Care Information
- Trade Marks and Descriptive Terms
Some dealers may be interested in miscellaneous information related to other legislation:
- Imported Items
- Flammability Standards
- Upholstered and Stuffed Articles