I promised a post about rayon, but I’ve decided to focus on bamboo which is a special type of rayon. After discussing the ins and outs of bamboo, I’ll list a couple of eco-friendly rayons at the end. In the last few years, bamboo fabrics have become a trendy thing in apparel and home textiles. … [Read more…]
Upcyling textiles has become very popular these days. Grab some used clothing, rip it, cut it, sew it back together and voila! a new item is born. There are many books on the market that teach how to upcycle clothing from jeans to sweaters and everything in between. I’m a big fan of upcycling and … [Read more…]
Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it. Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.
This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding. Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) part 2 – how to make them (DIY process of printing & cutting the labels on fabric) … [Read more…]
I’ve been planning on writing a tutorial with photos on how to make your own fabric labels for clothing and other textiles. After thinking about this for some time, I’ve decided to break this up into 3 parts: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) … [Read more…]
I now have a registered identification number (RN) to put on my clothing labels issued by none other than the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). An RN number is not required for clothing and textiles, you can label with your company name instead, but I figured I would get one anyway since I’ve been … [Read more…]