As required by Federal law, all textile products must have a label listing:
Suggestion: Have 2 separate labels:
Mechanics of Labeling – Requirements for disclosing the necessary information:
Country of Origin (COO)
FTC Rules and Customs Regulations
A textile product made entirely abroad must be labeled with the name of the country where it was processed or manufactured. Importers and other marketers should check U.S. Customs regulations to determine the appropriate COO designation for all imported products.
A label may say “Made in U.S.A.” only if the product is made completely in the U.S. of materials that were made in the U.S. If a U.S. manufacturer uses imported greige goods that are dyed, printed, and finished in the U.S., for example, they may not be labeled “Made in U.S.A.” without qualification.
The label must indicate that the product contains imported materials. The label need not identify the country of origin of the imported material. It can say simply: “Made in U.S.A. of imported fabric” or “Knitted in U.S.A. of imported yarn.” This disclosure must appear as a single statement, without separating the “Made in U.S.A.” and “imported” references.
Label placement and attachment – the label(s) with the required information must be securely attached to the product until it is delivered to the consumer.
Note: Many consumers and professional cleaners consider it important to have fiber information on a permanent label. Also, remember that garments must have care instructions on a permanent label. Therefore, it may be useful to have the two pieces of information on the same label.
“One step removed” rule: In deciding whether to mark a product as made, in whole or in part, in the U.S., a manufacturer must consider only the origin of materials that are one step removed from the particular manufacturing process. Examples: a yarn manufacturer must identify imported fiber – a manufacturer of knitted garments must identify imported yarn – A manufacturer of apparel made from cloth must identify imported fabric.”
Note: U.S. Customs requires that the country of origin of imported goods be on a sewn-in label.