Correct textiles labelling is a prerequisite for market launch.
In the European Economic Area, many requirements and regulations must be observed. Textiles represent the only product group for which there is a separate labelling regulation. EU Regulation 1007/2011 on material labelling of textiles places specific requirements on economic operators and, in the event of violations, often leads to disputes under competition law and measures by the market surveillance authorities. Other labelling regulations must be observed beyond material identification:
- Manufacturer and identification marking
- Care labelling
- CE marking (relevant for clothing textiles with protective function or electrical components, textile toys and medical devices)
- Biocide labelling
- Warning notices for toys
We offer guidance in the labelling jungle:
- Does your product have to be labelling or not?
- Which labels are important for your product?
- Which terms are permissible for labellingand which are not?
- Who is responsible for labelling?
- Which product groups are subject to special labellingregulations?
- Special features of textile labelling in online retail
- Special features of textile labelling outside the EU
- Size labelling
- Labelling of leather and fur