Les étiquettes permanentes et l’étiquetage

Permanent tags and labeling

No but, we will tell ourselves: what a deal with labels anyway!

Some products take it, some don't, some temporary & some permanent. Then, I'm not even talking to you about the fun you're going to have trying to untangle this!

But, what would a Popularizer be if she didn't popularize an essential part of your work?

You will thank me later 😘


***Despite the fact that I've taken care to categorize the items, if you're on your second-third-...visit and you come just to find out if any of the products you've made are taking a label, do CTRL + F and enter the name of the article in the search window. You will have at least 10 hours less time looking for your article in all categories! ***

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Why does the Competition Bureau make sure you put labels on your products?

To protect consumers from buying something or material that they don't want to wear, for example.

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So, let's start with the rules on labeling:

Prohibitions :
A supplier...

  1. Cannot sell, import into Canada or advertise items that are not labeled;
  2. Cannot provide information about fiber content, unless they do so in accordance with regulatory requirements (For example, you could not '' just '' put a sign above a of your products in a shop indicating that it is 100% cotton; you must respect the procedures dictated by the Competition Bureau);
  3. Cannot present false or misleading information, promote a product by means of a false label or otherwise.

The obligations:
A supplier...

  1. Must enter the fiber content of all fibers that constitute 5% or more of the content of the textile article. The indications must be written in descending order of fibre;
  2. Must enter the percentage of each fiber;
  3. Must declare by elements (example: 95% of this, 5% of that) its items;
  4. Must, except in regions where only one of the two official languages ​​is used for purchases, such as in Quebec, use bilingualism when producing or having labels made. So, if you sell outside of Quebec, you must use French AND English on your labels. Do you only sell in Quebec? You MUST enter your information in French, for English, in your case, it's optional!
  5. Must display the identity of his business by name and FULL mailing address or CA Number ;
  6. Must produce or cause to be produced a label that will be legible and will be considered "permanent" (still legible after 10 washes);
  7. Must, if he sells his products already packaged and the label is inaccessible through the packaging, write the label information directly on his packaging;
  8. Must ensure that their logo image is not larger or more legible than the fiber description.

The optional stuff

  1. Your logo;
  2. Product maintenance;
  3. The size of the garment (LOL?!).

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Let's say that, BEFORE ordering hundreds of labels for your products, you should know if you need to put any on them? Are you okay with that?

So here is a list that I have transcribed and improved of all the textile items that you might want to put up for sale. Here, don't wait too long! It may be that, if you make bamboo macrame couch tops, I didn't put them in this list. Use your head: analyze how your product fits.

I put the articles that are on the Competition Bureau's website. If you do stuff much more complex than that and it's not on the Competition Bureau's website, you may need to send them a short email (by clicking here)!

On the other hand, there are really almost all the articles below. You just have to understand the terms! If you are not sure, write to us (by clicking here)!

Also be aware that this article deals only with permanent labels. Therefore, the fact that an item is not required to carry a permanent tag does not exclude the fact that it very possibly will have to carry a hang tag.

*** Despite the fact that I have taken care to classify the articles, if this is your second or third visit and you come only to find out if one of the products you have made takes a label, do CTRL + F and enter the name of the article in the search window. You will have at least 10 hours less time looking for your article in all categories! ***

CLOTHING ACCESSORIES
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Belts, braces, sleeves, garters, hygienic belts and bandages X
Sweaters X
Straw or felt hats and padding or helmets used for sports X
Shirts and blouses X
Hairstyles X
Stretch tights (dance tights), stockings and pantyhose X
Suits and suits X
Cloth diapers X
Hair curler covers, hair nets and shower caps X
Shoe covers, boots, shoes, slippers, insulating liners and shoe soles X
Ties, buckles, false fronts and detachable collars and cuffs X
Scarves and wraps, shawls, mufflers and handkerchiefs X
Gloves, mittens and gaiters X
Skirts and kilts X
Coats, overcoats, demi-seasons, capes and ponchos X
Bathrobes, housecoats, bathrobes, dressing gowns and smocks X
Dress, pinafores and jumpsuit X
Overalls and Workwear X
Underwear, lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear X
Jackets X
Sportswear X
Children's clothing, including playwear, overalls, popsicles, etc. X

CHILDREN
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Cloth diapers X
Playpens, cribs, strollers, jumpers, walkers and car seats for babies or children X
Aprons and bibs X
Children's clothing, including playwear, overalls, popsicles, etc. X

HOME - EXTERIOR
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Hand towels and bath, beach and sports towels X
Garden and beach furniture, including garden and beach umbrellas and parasols and hammocks X
Umbrellas and parasols X
Exterior covers for upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, cushions, chair pads, potholders and potholders, place mats and mattress protectors X
Tents and tent awnings X

HOME - INTERIOR
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Pet Accessories X
Canopies X
Bedspreads, blankets, quilts and comforters X
Sheets, pillows and pillowcases X
Hand towels and bath, beach and sports towels X
Covers for bathroom accessories X
Slipcovers, afghans, throws and other coverings for furniture, household appliances and automobile seats X
Toys, ornaments, pictures, lampshades, tapestries, wall hangings, wall coverings, room dividers, room dividers, book covers, bookmarks, gift wrap, banners and banners X
Dishcloths and dishcloths and washcloths X
Fleeces and covers for ironing boards and tile grommets X
Tablecloths, under-tablecloths, napkins, small doilies, runners for furniture and chair covers, passageways and headboards X
Sleeping bags X
Carpet underlay X
Rugs, carpets, rugs and carpet tiles X
Drapes, drapery liners and curtains including fabric shower curtains X
Piece fabrics and ribbons X

MEN'S/WOMEN'S CLOTHING
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Sweaters X
Shirts and blouses X
Suits and suits X
Skirts and kilts X
Coats, overcoats, demi-seasons, capes and ponchos X
Bathrobes, housecoats, bathrobes, dressing gowns and smocks X
Dress, pinafores and jumpsuit X
Handbags, suitcases, briefcases and brushes X
Overalls and Workwear X
Underwear, lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear X
Aprons and bibs X
Jackets X
Sportswear X

OTHERS
Description Types of labels
Products Permed Not required Exempt by law
Single-service items X
Strings and strings X
Game and sports equipment other than sportswear X
Adhesive labels, sheets and tapes, cleaning or wiping cloths, therapeutic devices and heating pads X
Household twine, craft tape that is not for use in the manufacture of specified consumer textile articles, binder twine, packing twine and wrapping paper tape X
Yarns and threads for sewing and embroidery X
Musical instruments and accessories X
Non-fibrous materials that do not have a fabric backing, including films and foams X
Wadding, batting and other stuffing and stuffing X
Wigs, hair pieces, locks and other wig articles X
Reusable sanitary napkin X

So, did you learn anything?

Leave us a comment to tell us how this article has helped you or will help you!

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

Source 1:

https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/01249.html#Appendixc

Source 2:

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/laws/t-10/TexteComplet.html

Source 3:

https://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/charte/questions_freq/faq.html

LINK :

Another important link, but not covered here:

1. Flammability ratings : https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/reports-publications/industry-professionals/guide-canadian-requirements-flammability-textile-products .html

2. Packaging and hang tags :

https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/h_02938.html

Last update: 2022-07-05

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