The Japan Household Quality Labeling Act and the Act against unconsted rewarded sales and misleading presentations set out labeling requirements for fabrics.
Labeling in accordance with the law
According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Japan, the Japan Household Quality Labeling Act and the Japan Act against Unconsted Rewarded Sales and misleading presentations set out labeling requirements for fabrics.
Fabrics must be labeled with the following information:
Fiber composition: The name and percentage of fibers used to make the product should be specified.
Instructions for handling and washing at home: It is necessary to present the methods of processing and washing at home (this content is not required for tie, socks, hand towels …)
Waterproof: Garments with special coatings require labels that show waterproofness. However, raincoats do not necessarily require labels unless the coating is different from the coating required.
Leather type name for products that use part of the skin: Garments that use part of leather or synthetic leather should have a label stating the name of the leather type, in accordance with the Law on Labeling the quality of household goods.
Labeling facility: It is necessary to name and address or phone number of the person responsible for labeling.
Country of origin: Textiles must comply with the labeling requirements of origin in accordance with the Anti-Sale Untruths Act and misleading presentation. This Act specifically provides for labeling requirements for imports to prevent consumers from experiencing confusion about the origin of the goods.
"Country of origin" means that the country takes action to change the nature of the product. It should be noted that the country of origin of the textile must be sewn into the goods if it is garments, and woven into the goods if it is textiles (including knitwear).
Voluntary labeling on the basis of law
Labels presenting dimensions in accordance with the Japan Industry Standards Law (JIS Law)
The Japan Industry Standards Act (JIS Law) defines the method of displaying labels on size for fabrics and size standards.
It should be noted that JIS standards for the presentation of size labels also recognize that labeling in accordance with ISO (International Standards Organization) standards is similar to JIS's, in order to promote the harmonization between domestic and international standards.
In addition, Japan does not have special regulations on voluntary labeling on the basis of industry regulations.
Source: Sunshine – Consumer Economy