Law on the designation of textiles

Release time:2013-02-28      Source:admin      Reads:

Printed labelsare very common in our daily life. We can see this kind of labels easily here and there, for example, on any of the garments, towels, handbags, beddings, etc. There are always composition and care instructions of the products on these labels, telling people what the item is made of and how to take care of it. Material of printed labels are mainly nylon and satin, cotton is also preferred by some brands.

With the growth of the clothing industry, there are some laws occurred regarding the clothing itself and also its labels attached. In Germany, "Law on the designation of textiles" was decreed on the 01 April 1969, and then it was completely rewritten and the new version was announced on the 14 August 1986. The law was last changed by decree on the 14 November 2006. Products covered in this law are very wide, including any good, fabric, part of mattress or camping good, lining of shoes and gloves, floor-covering and many other goods which consist of at least 80% textile raw materials. Textile raw materials mentioned here are filaments or hairs which can be spun, including bands and flexible tubes which are not wider than 5mm.

"Law on the designation of textiles" is part of the German consumer protection. Textiles or any products which consist of at least 80% textile raw materials to be commercially sold in Germany, commercially imported into Germany or produced to be sold in Germany have to have a label indicating the type and fraction based on weight of the textile raw materials it is composed of. However, enterprises do not have to declare the country of production on the labels. This part of declaration is optional. Care instructions are always contained on printed labels, but they are just for liability and compensation-prevention. They are also optional in the law.

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