AS 2622:2019 – Textile products —Fibre content labelling.
5 Determination of fibre content
5.1 Test method
The fibre content ol a product shall be determined in accordance with the methods of AS 2001.7. as applicable.
Where AS 2001.7 does not apply, fibre content shall be determined in accordance with an appropriate method from the ISO 1833 series, AATCC 20, AATCC 20A or ASTM 0629.
Results shall be based on clean, dry mass with allowances for moisture and other matter in accordance with AS 2001.7—2005 Section 2.
5.2 Components requiring separate determination
Where a textile product includes textile fibre filling, lining or both, the fibre content of these components is determined separately for individual listing on the fibre content label, see C]j and J…7.
5.3 Components excluded from fibre content determination
The following components shall not be considered in determining the fibre content of made-up products:
(a) Wearing apparel and household textiles
Any items applied by embroidery, overlay, appliqué or other methods of attachment including basques. belting, binding, braids, buttons, collars, cuffs, gussets, labels, interlinings, padding. sewing threads, slide fasteners, tapes, elastic, ribbons and decorative trim.
(b) Carpets and other floorcoverlngs
Hacking, unless such backing has the same fibre content as the pile.
When supplied as separate items, the items above shall be labelled according to the requirements of this standard
5.4 Allowable tolerances for fibre content
The following shall apply:
(a) Textile products manufactured from more than one type of Fibre
For textile products which have been manufactured from more than one type of Fibre, the differences between the percentages stated on the label and those determined using the specified methods of measurement shall be not greater than 5% of the total mass of the fibres from which the product has been made. See the example below for acceptable differences.
(b) Technical grounds and decorative effect
A textile product shall contain a cumulative maximum of S % by weight of fibres other than those stated on the label provided their addition can be justified on technical grounds (e.g. elastane in cuffs, socks, welts, hems) or as decorative effect (e.g. metallic thread).
6 Labelling requirements
6.1 Contents of label
6.1.1 General
The information given on the label, depending upon the textile product, and the method used for fibre designation shall conform to whichever of Clauses 612 to 618 are appropriate.
6.1.2 Fibre description
The following requirements shall apply:
(a) A textile product shall only be described as containing new fibre if that fibre has not previously been spun into yarn, been felted or previously incorporated into any textile product.
(b) Products made front fibres previously spun into yarn or felted or previously incorporated into a textile product shall be labelled with the following:
(i) Made from reclaimed fibre. (Ii) The fibre content.
6.1.3 Textile products manufactured from a single type of fibre
Textile products shall not be described as 100 96, pure, alit or any similar term unless they are composed
exclusively of one type of fibre, see Clauses S.2 and £3.
6.1.4 Textile products manufactured from more than one type of fibre
One of the following labelling methods shall be used:
(a) Method A
(i) General — A textile product manufactured troni more than one type ol fibre shall
carry a label specifying, in descending order of dominance, the generic name of each
fibre type preceded by its percentage by mass as shown in Examples I and 2 below.
(ii) Textile products containing fibres in amounts less than 5 96 — Where one or more fibres are individually present in amounts less than S % they are designated in one of the following ways as shown in Examples 3, 4 and 5.1 or 5.2:
(A) By the generic name/s, see Examples 3 and 5.1.
(B) Singly or collectively by the term other fibres, see Examples 4 and 5.2.
(C) Not mentioned at all, provided that the total mass of such fibres does not exceed 5 %.