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garment label for clothing and fashion products in the USA. Legal requirements for care labels wash care labels, fabric content and country of origin


So you’ve focused on your garment design, packaging and logo, but have you thought about the legal requirements of your clothes? Legal standards aren’t just for big brands. They apply to anyone selling clothes from handmade products, to luxury garments and as a fashion brand owner, you are legally responsible for making sure the law […]

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fabric testing for your clothing brand clothing line or fashion brand start up. Manufacturing, sampling help and questions answered. Do I need fabric testing


Anna from Spain sent me an email to ask “Do I need fabric testing” This will depend on a number of things, but it is a good idea to protect you against law suits and potential issues. It also provides care label instructions that you can put on your clothes or products. You should also […]

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questions answered about creating a clothing line. startup fashion brands. ask a question and get it answered. Solve problems


When it comes to fashion brands, social media is essential to speak to your customers and find an audience that love your products. I’m always talking about developing relationships with customers and finding out who they are and what they are about, to gain a better relationship and therefore more sales. Serving your customer and providing […]

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Starting a fashion brand business or clothing line, then you need to know what a purchase order, or PO, is for wholesale and making garments at factories


If you are thinking about creating a fashion brand or a single product, then at some point you will have to make your products in bulk and sell them. Hopefully you will be selling through your own shop or website, but for more sales, you will want to think about wholesale. This can seem a […]

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Couture fashion brands and clothing lines are actually made to measure or bespoke, not couture. Breaking French law. If you are thinking about luxury customers then read this first.

Doing Couture? Why you might be breaking the law

Time and time again I hear the terms Couture being used very freely by those making things by hand or on an individual customer basis. Whilst I understand the confusion, if you are or planning to do haute couture or think you are doing it, you need to be very aware that you probably haven’t […]

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Import tax for fashion brands and clothing lines. Shipping products and delivery from factory to you. Do you know about the charges.

LAW: Why Fashion Brands need to know about Import Tax

Import duty is not a very sexy subject and I won’t lie, if you’re not into numbers, then it can be a little boring to learn about. But, like many areas of business, for fashion brands who are starting up, or maybe even established, you will probably be doing many things yourself so this is […]

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Care Labels and Washing Symbols for garment labeling for fashion brands and clothing lines. What do the garment washing instructions mean. PDF download.

RESOURCE: 74 Care Symbols for Fashion Labels

Labelling is a legal requirement for manufacturing fashion garments and although the symbols don’t change all that much across the world, there are a couple of differences depending on where you sell. However, if you are intending to sell across the world, I would always recommend going with either US or European symbols as they […]

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fashion brand law for designing products. Clothing lines need to understand this law for design. Is your product fit for purpose. Do you know why it's important?

LAW: Fit for purpose UK

Law and legal issues are some of the parts that are forgotten about when starting a fashion business but are often the parts that cause the most problems and even getting people into a lot of legal trouble. It’s always important to ask a professional for your particular situation or seek advice for your own […]

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