Japan’s garment industry is in a ‘very bad state’
New rules on how much clothing a garment can carry have prompted concerns about how well it is being policed.
Key points: The new rules will require that all garments must be tagged with a label or label-less label if it’s not made of cotton or polyesterSource: News.
Com.au article The government is requiring all garments to be labelled and a label is required to indicate if the garment is made of polyester or cotton.
The Government says the rules are needed to ensure that all clothing is being worn safely and that those who break the rules can face a fine.
The new regulations came into force on Wednesday.
Under the new rules, all garments that are not made out of polyesters or cotton can be marked with a “label-less” label.
This means that garments made out, for example, of polyurethane or polyamide fabric can be tagged without being labelled.
The label will say the garment’s origin and the material it’s made out from.
It is not clear how the Government will test garments made of materials other than cotton or cotton-based polyester, or how many garments may be tagged.
Under new regulations, garments must also be tagged if they are made of fabric that is not made from polyester and not covered by a label.
Under this, the garment must be labelled as being made of “fibre” or “fiber-reinforced polyester”.
In a statement, the Department of Consumer Affairs said: “All garments must comply with the new regulation on tag-less labels.”
It said that the label will be used to ensure “that garments are made and used with a sense of care and care being exercised when the garment has been used, so that it can be worn safely.”
“This is especially important in the context of the growing number of garments that have been made with fabrics other than polyester.”
The Government said the new regulations were necessary to ensure garments were not being worn unsafely.
“We need to ensure we’re following all regulations and that the garments we buy are made with care and with the same level of care that is required in this industry,” a spokesman said.
“It is also important to ensure the garments that we buy can be safely worn.”
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