We supply mainly New Zealand and Australian customers with labels. For other countries, please refer to your local government websites for any regulations.
There are several things you need to have on your labels:
- Fibre content
- Care information
- Country of origin
Specific details about what is required can be found in the list of link below. Due to copyright of the standards, we cannot go into any more specifics of what is required.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2392:1999 specifies the content and placement of labels on clothing, household textiles and furnishings manufactured in these countries.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1957:1998 outlines care information, care phrases and their meanings and lists what items the regulations do and do not apply to.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NSZ 2450:1994 specifies the generic names of man-made and natural fibres. The fibre content of your items needs to be listed using the generic fibre names only and not brand names such as Lycra and Bemberg - which are trademark names.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2622:1996 specifies how the fibre content information should be written, tolerable allowances for error and what items are exempt from permanent label requirements.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2621:1998 specifies guidelines to assist manufacturers in the selection of appropriate care labelling instructions from AS/NZS 1957 and specifies basic performance requirements and test methods for colourfastness and dimensional stability which may be used to determine whether an article complies with those requirements when cleaned in accordance with the instructions on the label.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1249:2014 specifies labelling requirements for children's nightwear garments, together with some daywear/underwear items that may be commonly used as nightwear.
The Australian Standard AS 1182:1997 specifies the size coding scheme for infants' and children's clothing. This is relevant to anyone who supplies clothing to the Australian market.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission also have some free PDF fact sheets you may like to look at available of the links below.