- More than 8 out of 10 consumers find that the textile care label is useful
- 71% of consumers follow the care instructions
- 74% never or rarely buy a garment without a care label
(According to the GINETEX 2021 3rd Ipsos European Barometer 2021)
The care symbols are registered trademarks in over 80 countries, including the UK and all major European markets, owned by GINETEX – the international textile labelling organisation. The symbols used in ISO 3758 are also the GINETEX symbols and are also covered by the trademarks.
Companies must have a licence to use the care symbols. UKFT is the UK organisation responsible for the use of the GINETEX symbols and UKFT can provide a care labelling licence that allows the use of the symbols throughout the world.
GET A GINETEX LICENCE THROUGH UKFT
There are four key areas that need to be considered when labelling garments: Care Labelling, Fibre Content, Country of Origin and Flammability.
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.
Licence and Support
UKFT can provide a care labelling licence that allows the use of the symbols throughout the world either as a standalone package (Retail Partner Programme) or as a bolt-on to full membership (Annual Plus).
Prices start at £515+ VAT for Annual Membership Plus for brands with a turnover up to £250k or a flat fee of £2,500+VAT via our Retail Partner Programme. For full details visit, www.ukft.org/membership or contact email@example.com