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Q: Garment Label Fiber Abbreviations ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Garment Label Fiber Abbreviations
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: imawisk2-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 27 Nov 2006 08:39 PST
Expires: 27 Dec 2006 08:39 PST
Question ID: 785940
I would like a list of definitions for ALL standard abbreviations of
fiber content used on garment labels. For example, 100% CO is 100%

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 27 Nov 2006 10:52 PST

Abbreviations for what country?

"The FTC...rejected a proposal to allow the use of abbreviations
 of common fiber names in labels pursuant to the Textile and Wool
 Acts. The FTC has indicated that it will re-evaluate this issue
 if, in the future, the United States' NAFTA trading partners,
 Canada and Mexico, allow the use of such abbreviations."

Generic names for manufactured fabrics are given in the
IDENTIFICATION ACT', on this page from the FTC:

Let me know your thoughts...

Subject: Re: Garment Label Fiber Abbreviations
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 21 Dec 2006 09:42 PST
Actually, for distribution in the US, fabric abbreviations are not
permitted, and the name of the fabric should be spelled out in full:
Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile
and Wool Acts

"...The words of required disclosures cannot be abbreviated,
designated by ditto marks, or placed in footnotes..."

and you can see from the section on "Some Examples of Correct Labels",
that the fabric names are always spelled out.

Let me know if there is anything more you need on this.

Subject: Re: Garment Label Fiber Abbreviations
From: nelson-ga on 27 Nov 2006 21:46 PST
Wouldn't that make the garment 100% cobalt?

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