Guidance

Textile labelling from 1 January 2021

Advice for manufacturers and retailers on textile labelling from 2021.

The UK has left the EU

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It'll be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

The changes will affect your business if you are:

  • a manufacturer planning to place textile products on the UK market
  • a retailer planning to sell textile products in the UK

Labelling requirements

The rules for what you must show on labels will stay the same.

Responsibility for labelling

Manufacturers and retailers will be responsible for complying with the labelling requirements.

If you know that you will be placing textile products on the UK market from 1 January 2021, 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 from 1 January 2021, including how the applications will be assessed.

Published 14 August 2019