There are four key areas that need to be considered when labelling garments: Care Labelling, Fibre Content, Country of Origin and Flammability.
The care symbols are registered trademarks in over 60 countries, including the UK and all major European markets. Companies must have a licence to use the care symbols. UKFT is the UK organisation responsible for the use of the symbols and UKFT can provide a care labelling licence that allows the use of the symbols throughout the world.
In general labelling rules across the EU are similar but they are not the always the same. Key export markets such as the USA, South Korea and many other countries have different legal requirements.
UKFT can advise members of the labelling requirements in all major markets throughout the world. For more advice and guidance about labelling members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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