BRITISH STANDARDS AND GARNMENT LABELLING
Threre are 2 british standards that apply to garnment labels:
-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.
-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.
Regulations require that most textile products be labelled with the type and quantity of different fibers used:
-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.