Textiles Revision - Labels

Include infomation about any special finishes, it may have like:-
-temputure in wash  -degree of agitation   -time
-washing medium    -drying   -bleaching     -ironing
-dry cleaning

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BRITISH STANDARDS AND GARNMENT LABELLING

Threre are 2 british standards that apply to garnment labels:

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-BS 5722, Flammability performance of fabrics & fabris assembiles used in sleepwear - mandatory for nightwear for children & elderly. Flammability performace relates to the whole garnment, including all the threads, trimmings, decorations and labels.

2.
-BS EN 23758, the care labelling code. Care labels are voluntary and use symbols that are consistant with those used on wasging machines, irons and detergent packs.

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REGULATIONS

Regulations require that most textile products be labelled with the type and quantity of different fibers used:
MUST INCLUDE:

-Use the generic name of the fibre, such as acrylic rather than a trade name like Dralon.

-Give the percentage fibre compostion, such as 60% cotton, 60% polyester, with the highest quanity first.

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