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WASH CARE LABELS BLOG

So, we have decided to start writing our own blog. Here you will find lots of details about all of the care labels we supply and lots of information regarding why you need care labels in your products.

This is the first post on our new blog. We are just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when we post new updates.

Laundry Basics – True or False About Treating Tough Stains!

While it’s always recommended to treat clothing stains as quickly as possible, some stains are are just so tough (grass, ink, blood, grease, etc.) that it’s even more important to pre-treat them right away. It’s always best to test a hidden area of the fabric first, in case the fabric is too delicate. Also, if you haven’t already tried enzyme detergents, get one! They are specially formulated to break down the proteins that are in most stubborn stains.

True or False:

  • You should wait for mud to dry before you try and clean it.

TRUE: After it dries, brush off as much as you can, use gentle detergent and water to rub the fabric, and wash in an enzyme detergent.

  • A dull knife can be useful in stain removal.

TRUE: Before working on a stain for things like wax or syrup, first use a blunt knife to remove any excess.

  • Alcohol can help get out ink stains.

TRUE: It can be used as an alternative stain remover in a bind. Check out ACI’s stain removal guide for more tips!

It’s also not a bad idea to keep a to-go stain remover stick in your purse, car or bag in case you aren’t near a washer. What’s your favorite tough stain tip?

How should the product be labelled?

All items must carry a label indicating the fibre content, either on the item or the packaging.

The label should be durable, easily legible, visible and accessible. If the product is supplied to a wholesaler the indication may be contained within business documents – the invoice, for example. A textile product consisting of two or more fibres accounting for 85% of the finished product should be marked with the fibre followed by a percentage – for example, ‘cotton 80%, polyester 15%, nylon 5%’.

If a product consists of two or more components with different fibre contents – for example, a jacket with a lining – the content of each must be shown. Any decorative matter that makes up 7% or less of the product is excluded from the indication of fibre content. The word ‘pure’ should only be used where the garment is made up of only one fibre. The word ‘silk’ cannot be used to describe the texture of any other fibre – for example, ‘silk acetate’ is not permitted. Only certain names can be used for textile fibres and these are listed in annex I of EU Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 on textile fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products. This list may be updated as new technology produces new fibres.

If you are using, buying or selling a fibre product with a name that does not appear on this list, contact your local trading standards service for advice.

There are special provisions that relate to the required method of labelling of corsetry products, etch-printed and embroidered textiles, velvet and plush textiles (or textiles resembling velvet or plush), and floor coverings and carpets where the backing and pile are composed of different fibres.

Textile products in sold in multipacks – such as floorcloths, cleaning cloths, handkerchiefs, bun nets and hair nets, wash-gloves, face flannels, etc – of the same type and fibre composition may have inclusive rather than individual labelling. The full list of products to which this allowance may be applied can be found in annex VI of EU Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011.

Annex VII of EU Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 contains information on textile product components that are not taken into account in determining fibre compositions.

Fur & other animal parts

Consumers must be made aware when textile products contain parts of animal origin, such as fur, leather, bone, etc.

The use of non-textile parts of animal origin must be clearly labelled or marked using the phrase ‘contains non-textile parts of animal origin’. The label can contain further information on the parts of animal origin – such as mink fur or lambskin – but the mandatory phrase must always be used.

This also means that any mis-labelling – for example, labelling real fur as faux fur – is an offence.

Additionally, it is an offence to sell, import or export cat and dog fur, and products containing such fur. Similar provisions apply to the marketing of seal fur (these are enforced by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) rather than trading standards services).

Who Are Wash Care Labels?

If you would like to find us on the world wide web, our website is www.washcarelabels.co.uk

Suppliers of Wash Care Labels of course!

Part of the Lancer Labels Ltd group, we specialise in printing care labels, with over 20 years of experience, we’re here to help you with all your care labelling requirements. In 2014 we relocated our Business to Greenham Business Park, near Newbury in Berkshire (a former M.O.D. & Royal Air Force station used during the Second World War). We come here to be able to reach and support more of our customers.

What are we going to blog about?

Put Simply, mostly about care labels, with lots of other informative information about the world of care labels too.

We have started this blog, because it occurred to us having been supplying care labels for many years now, that we have become experts in our field. And feel that we should be sharing this information with you on a Blog in the hope that you can interact with us, helping to improve how we do things for our customers and you may even learn something from us too.

As care labels are a legal requirement, we will be offering plenty of advice about this, all the various products available in care labelling industry, designing and printing care labels and keeping you up to date with latest news. We hope to connect to as many people as possible over the next year, learning from each other, always improving, so we can continue to offer the excellent customer service that you all deserve.

One of our main goals to work with manufactures to develop labels made from eco friendly recycled materials. We strongly believe that the use of recycled yarns has numerous social and economic benefits. It helps promote sustainability and allows Companies to use this to promote their own social and environmental awareness. We will certainly spend some time blogging about this at a later date.

For now we will leave you with this question, that so many people will be able to relate too. Why do I find myself cutting irritating care labels out of my clothing?

Stay Tuned to find out why……..

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