Clothing and Textile products
As a supplier of clothing and textile products, you are legally responsible for ensuring that your products meet the mandatory requirements, which are enforceable by law. Failure to comply can result in legal action, penalties and/or recalls by the Australian government.
All clothing & textiles must have a CARE LABEL.
You must also ensure the label is prominent and clearly legible.
The label provides things to do and not to do when cleaning or caring for the product.
To find more detailed information please visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website:
Clothing and Textiles product safety Guide
Here are some common FAQs:
Are the following products classified as a Clothing product?
- Shirts - YES
- Pants - YES
- Jackets- YES
- Reversible Jackets- YES (can use non-permanent)
- Socks - YES
- Second Hand Clothing - NO (BUT NEEDS CERTIFICATE)
- Gloves - YES
- Stockings - YES
Are the following products classified as a Textile product?
- Pillow Cases - YES
- Pillow - YES
- Towels- YES
- Hats - YES
- Handkerchief- NO
- Fur - YES
Can I only put symbols as the care label?
No the care symbols alone are not sufficient ENOUGH.
Why do we need to include the materials?
So that when consumers have a certain allergy they can avoid it. In addition, it is further information of how to maintain the clothing.
What other mandatory information do I need to know?
- The listing of product info is required on the product itself .
- The label must be clearly visible and legible.
- The label needs to be permanently attached and washable (The only items that does not require non-permanent labels are: Socks, Stockings, Hats,, Scarf Reversible Jackets)
Here is an example of the CORRECT way of displaying the label:
The label is:
- written in English
- is legible
- is clearly displayed
- easily accessed by customer
- all the information presented