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Textile Labelling Objective

The main objective of Textile Labelling are: 1.to protect consumers against misrepresentation in the labeling and advertising of textile fiber products 2.to enable consumers to choose textiles on the basis of fiber content

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The main objective of Textile Labelling are: 1.to protect consumers against misrepresentation in the labeling and advertising of textile fiber products 2.to enable consumers to choose textiles on the basis of fiber content

Objectives of Textile Labelling

The objectives of the Act and the Regulations are to protect consumers against misrepresentation in the labeling and advertising of textile fiber products and to enable consumers to choose textiles on the basis of fiber content.

Unless a consumer textile article is exempt from the labeling 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 fiber 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 fibers).
  • Carpet (pile and backing).

Some dealers may wish to display non-required information on a textile disclosure label:

  • Care Information
  • Trade Marks and Descriptive Terms
  • Sizing

Some dealers may be interested in miscellaneous information related to other legislation:

  • Imported Items
  • Flammability Standards
  • Upholstered and Stuffed Articles