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1.1 This terminology provides a uniform language for the disclosure of care instructions on labels that are to be attached to textile products and to leather, suede, and fur when these are used in combination with textiles.
1.2 In the United States, care labels must be attached permanently except when exempted by Federal Trade Commission regulation (see 2.2).
1.3 These definitions and descriptions employ common meanings used not only by textile technologists but by consumers.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1230 Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products
Federal Document16 CFR, Part 423 Federal Trade Commission Amendment to Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel, and Certain Piece Goods, current amendment published Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, DC 20401, www.gpo.gov
ICS Number Code 59.080.01 (Textiles in general); 59.140.35 (Leather products)
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ASTM D3136-04, Standard Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top