Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016
ASTM D3136-14e1

Standard Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products


1.1 This standard is a compilation of terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.62 on Labeling that is related to refurbishing and labeling for apparel, textile, home furnishing, and leather products other than upholstered furniture and floor coverings.

1.2 This terminology provides a uniform language for the disclosure of care instructions on labels that are to be attached to apparel, textile, home furnishing, and leather products according to the Federal Trade Commission’s regulation 16 CFR, Part 423 (See 2.3).

1.3 These terms, definitions and descriptions employ common meanings for the care instructions required to be on textile products sold in the U.S.

1.4 This terminology is unique to the care of textile and leather products as the meanings are often expressed in phrases for care processes related to home-type washers, dryers, drying techniques and those for professional care.

1.5 For definitions of other textile terms, see Terminology D123.

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Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D3136-14E01
ICS Code: 59.080.01; 59.140.35