Luxury Cotton for Fashion and Home Textiles

FTC Guidelines

If you advertise or sell clothing or household items containing cotton, the product labels must accurately reflect the fabric content. So say the Textile Act and Rules, which are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. The Textile Act and Rules cover fibers, yarns, and fabrics, and household textile products made from them, such as clothing and accessories, draperies, floor coverings, furnishings, and beddings. The FTC has prepared this brochure to tell you what information must be included on labels and in written advertisements if you want to mention the presence of specific kinds of cotton in textile products.


Any product covered by the Textile Act and Rules must include a fiber content statement.

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For More Information

For inquiries or to get a copy of the Textile Act or Rules, and the FTC business guide Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile and Wool Acts, contact: Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580; toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357); TDD: 202-326-2502. Or visit the FTC at