Care Labeling Rule ContinuedLucinda Winston
Now that you know that the label detailing proper clothing care is required, and the information you need to include, let’s discuss who is covered under the rule and which garments fall under the regulation:
You are required to follow the requirements set by the Care Labeling Rule if you are one of the following:
- A manufacturer or importer of textile wearing apparel in the United States.
- An importer or manufacturer of piece goods that are sold to consumers with the intent of making apparel that is meant to be worn.
- Any organization or person who controls and directs manufacturing and importing of textile wearing apparel piece goods for the purpose of creating apparel that is intended to be worn.
If you are one of these individuals, you must order sewing labels that can be attached to your garments with the required information. Below are the garments that are covered under this rule:
- Textile apparel that is worn with the intention of protecting or covering the body. This includes all clothing except gloves, shoes, hats, handkerchiefs, belts, neckties, suspenders and non-woven garments that are made for single use, such as rain ponchos.
- Piece goods that are sold with the intention of making apparel that can be worn at home, excluding marked manufacturers’ remnants of a length up to ten yards, if the fiber content is unknown and can’t be easily guessed, and strip is up to five inches wide.
If you fall within these regulations, make sure you design custom clothing labels and order them when you order your other name labels, to remain compliant with the law.