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What Labeling Requirements Are There for Textiles


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Textile Product Labeling Requirements in the US

Country of Origin Marking

If you are importing textile products into the United States, it's crucial to adhere to specific labeling requirements. Here are key considerations:

 What is the primary marking requirement?

 All products, including textile items, must bear a permanent and legible label indicating the **country of origin**.

Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts

Importers and manufacturers covered by the Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts must comply with federal labeling standards. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces these regulations. Different rules apply to various product categories:

For Apparel Products

What details must be included on labels for apparel?

 Labels must have a breakdown of fiber content, **country of origin**, and identity of the manufacturer. Care instructions must also be provided.

For Footwear Products

 What is required for labeling footwear products?

 Labels must include the **country of origin**, and they must be permanent and legible.

For Products Containing Fur

What information should be on labels for fur products?

 Labels must include details such as animal name, **country of origin**, and whether the fur has been treated or damaged.

Labeling Requirements for Faux Fur

Requirements for faux fur products vary by state:

What might be required for faux fur apparel products?

Some states may demand clear labeling stating that the item is made of faux fur, with material content included.

Are there specific requirements for faux fur footwear products?

 Requirements can differ, with some states mandating identification but not necessarily listing material content.

Compliance and Consequences

Failure to comply with these labeling requirements can result in penalties, fines, or other enforcement actions. It's crucial to stay informed and ensure that your products meet all applicable standards.

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