Selling Handmade Clothing? Textile Goods? Things you need to know…


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Did you know that there are federal labeling requirements for textile & wool goods in the US? And if you’re making clothing, garment care labels are also required. There are some exemptions–the details of what is & isn’t covered by these requirements can be found on the FTC website (Federal Trade Commission):

Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements
Under the Textile and Wool Acts

and

Clothes Captioning:
Complying with the Care Labeling Rule

These are US federal regulations, but some states also have rules you need to be following–the garment industry, for example, has rules that might apply to you in a few states.

New York & California both have special registration requirements for makers of garments, other states too–see here for links to official state websites where you can get more information about the state & local rules for your business:

US: Sales Tax & Business Registration
Links to Official Government Websites

So if you are selling goods made from cloth/fabric, yarn, wool, etc., be sure to brush up on what is required for your business!

Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2012
This post is copyrighted–you do not have permission to repost this content elsewhere but you are welcome to link to it if you’d like to share the information.

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