Although writing clothing labels for fashion products may seem to be a simple part of the design and manufacturing process, the legal terms will ultimately guide you on what to put on these labels. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires manufacturers in the United States to attach care instructions to clothing. If you are manufacturing clothing products, the manufacturer will provide the following instructions on your clothing. However, if you are making and selling clothing individually, then this blog will contain everything you need within the scope of legality.
Your clothing label should contain the following in descending order:
According to the "Textile Product Identification Act", please be sure to indicate the fiber content of your clothing on the clothing label. This is the amount of yarn in any given fabric. When looking at clothing labels, you will usually see a label that says "100% cotton". Any bulk textiles that account for 15% or more of clothing must be included on the label. However, if the garment includes zippers or buttons, these materials do not need to be included on the label.
When manufacturing clothing in the United States, according to the Textile Product Identification Act, you must indicate "Made in the United States" on the clothing label. If most of the textiles used are from abroad, the label must include "Made in the United States, with imported materials."
The FTC requires you to indicate the place of manufacture on the clothing label. They asked to do this on clothes because it involves the structural position of the clothes. This also creates a brand identity for the manufacturing company that makes your product.
Careful handling of your garments will ensure that they maintain the best quality over a longer period of time. According to the FTC, you must include 5 washing instruction elements on the clothing label. These include:
1. Hand wash or machine wash
If applicable, you must also include dry cleaning instructions.
The FTC requires all labels to be permanently placed in the garment. The label can be ironed through the neck into a piece. It can also be a label that can be sewn on clothes. The least popular of the three is embroidery. Hang tags are not recommended because they are detachable and contain additional instructions on how to take care of the clothes.
Including these items on your clothing label ensures that you and your brand create brand identity, clothing care and safety for consumers. The labeling requirements of different textiles and garments are different. You should consult the Federal Trade Commission (or account manager if you are a MakersValley customer) for any specific inquiries.
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