Textile labelling

Advice for manufacturers and retailers on textile labelling.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

You must follow special rules if you manufacture, distribute or sell textiles.

Labelling requirements

The label must show the fibre content, including fur and other animal parts.

If a product consists of 2 or more components with different fibre contents, the content of each must be shown.

Find out more about labelling requirements on the Business Companion website.

Responsibility for labelling

Manufacturers and retailers are responsible for complying with the labelling requirements.

If you know that you will be placing textile products from the EU on the UK market, you should check the presence and accuracy of the labels.

Applying for a new textile name or manufacturing tolerance

We will be publishing guidance on how to apply for a new textile name or manufacturing tolerance, including how the applications will be assessed.

Published 31 December 2020