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Textile Fibers Identification Act 1960

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Jayla Daniels

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of Textile Fibers Identification Act 1960

Fibers: Team 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Textile Fiber Products Identification Act 1960 What do the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960 require manufacturers to do? Requires brands to attach:
A label to covered textile products containing the generic names
Percentage by weight of each fiber in the product
Name under the manufacturer or other responsible party
Name of the country in which the product was processed or manufactured Fiber Content labels Continued... Identify the fibers in the product by generic name (a name given to a family of a fibers with similar chemical composition)
Show the percentage of each type of fiber in the product in descending order by weight of fiber present.
Give the manufacturers name or registered number
Explain where the item was manufactured. Fiber Content Labels Fiber content labels are required by the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960 and its amendments. Natural Fibers are labeled by their common name:
cotton
linen
silk
ramie
wool
Manufactured fibers are used in apparel and furnishing textiles are labeled by generic class (e.x. nylon, polyester, rayon, rubber and spandex.)
Texture and Performance At least 15% of most fibers is needed to make a difference in the texture or performance of a blend. Textile Fibers Products Identification Act 1960 This law states that specific information on fiber content, manufacturer identification, and county of origin be included on labels.
Also known as The Textile Labeling Rule
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