Clothing and Textiles

Clothing and Textiles

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforce labeling laws and acts in the United States. In general, textile and apparel products sold in the United States must be labeled with the following information: the fiber content, the country of origin, the manufacturer or dealer identity, and the care instructions. (22)

for questions regarding federal requirements on labeling for textile, apparel and footwear products for sale in the U.S. market, contact: Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, Textile Section, 202.326.3553

Contact: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA): U.S. Labeling Requirements for Textile, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


The Federal Trade Commission provides information on: How to comply with requirements for labeling products made of cashmere, cotton, down, feather, fur, wool, rayon made from bamboo or other materials; attaching care instructions to garments; making truthful “Made in the USA” claims, and more. (22)

Contact: Federal Trade Commission: Clothing and Textiles

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See also: Manufacturing/Manufacturing-Related Activity (includes simple to advanced)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regulatory Information By Sector: Textile Manufacturing Sector (NAICS 313)

FABRIC Tempe is a non-profit fashion incubator, business accelerator, design studio, academy, and manufacturer that is sustainably disrupting, redefining and reshoring the fashion industry for the modern apparel entrepreneur. (22)