What Does Your Label Say?

 

• Made in the USA
• Made in the USA of Italian Yarn
• Sourced in the USA
• Assembled in the USA of Italian fabric

The Federal Trade Commission is the governing body on Labeling Requirements

 

Don’t Be Fooled By The Graphics

When I see a shirt that bears our flag, says USA or states any other type of patriotic message, in 7 out of 10 times it’s made in another country.

Look for These Labels in addition to Made in the USA

GOTS Certified
(Global Organic Textile Standard Certified)
The worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

FAIR TRADE
(Fair Trade Certified, FLO International, Fair Trade Federation, IMO Fair for Life)
These independent certification and membership systems ensure that workers who grow raw materials or who make clothing earn a living wage, labor under healthy conditions, and earn a premium for community development.

UNION-MADE PRIVATE LABELS
These labels indicate that your clothes were made by workers who were allowed to organize and advocate for better wages and working conditions.

SA8000
A designation from the non-governmental organization SAI, which is applied to factories and farms to show they meet standards for social responsibility and labor rights .

BLUESIGN
A system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and for everyone to live in. Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product.

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