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Is there a regulatory reference on the labeling of clothing?
Yes, it is EU Regulation no. 1007/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 27th of September 2011 and entered into force on 8 May 2012. This regulation is relative to the official names of the textile fibers, the fibrous composition, the methods of labeling, in the language of each EU member country.
Are indications of the composition of the garments mandatory?
Yes, they are mandatory and must be expressed as a percentage and in descending order.
Are abbreviations of the materials on the labels allowed?
No, the initials of the fibers are NOT allowed, incorrect translations are punishable.
In how many languages must the label be translated?
The information must be translated into the language of the country where the garment is entered on the market.
Is information relating to identity/company name and address mandatory?
Yes, you need the full company name and the address of the Manufacturer or Distributor or Importer.
Is the wording "Made in ..." mandatory?
Yes, it is mandatory.
Can I put my brand on the label?
Yes, but it is not mandatory.
Can I enter other information?
Yes, they are optional and indications such as article code, sizes can be entered, the lot, barcode, etc.
Is information related to washing the garment mandatory?
Yes, they must be indicated with the sequence washing symbols (washing, bleaching, drying, ironing, professional cleaning). For some countries, depending on the legislation, in addition to the washing symbols, instructions of maintenance may also be mandatory.
In case of missing or non-compliant labels, can I incur in some sanctions?
Yes, in Italy there are administrative sanctions from € 103 to € 40,000 depending on the violations.
Is there a regulatory reference that defines the penalties for incorrect labeling?
Yes, the penalties for irregular labeling in Italy refer to Legislative Decree No. 190 of the 11/15/2017.
Who is responsible for the control?
In Italy, the Chambers of Commerce, the Municipal Police, the Finance Police, and the Carabinieri.
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