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Japanese Textiles: Fabric Care and Testing

Year 10 Textiles

Product Safety Australia

This mandatory standard specifies the labelling requirements for certain textile products.


GINETEX, the International Association for Textile Care Labelling, was first founded in Paris 1963 following several International Symposiums for Textile Care Labelling at the end of the 1950's.

Council of Textile and Fashion

The mandatory standard for clothing and textile products is based on  Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1957:1998, Textiles-Care labelling, as varied by Consumer Protection Notice No. 25 of 2010. The mandatory standard applies to the supply of new clothing and textiles.

Australian Wool Testing Authority


This program looks at the multitude of industries involved with textile manufacture and considers how vital the textile industry is to the global economy. It also looks at the influence of the fashion industry on the development of textiles.

This programme looks at the different tests fabrics and products have to undergo before they hit the shelves. Using examples from high street retailer, New Look and outdoor specialists Millets and Blacks, the programme visits industrial textiles testing laboratories and includes footage and clear explanations of tests for flammability, abrasion and pilling, tear and tensile strength, burst and drape testing, as well as tests for care labelling, eg. shrinkage and colour fastness. The programme also includes tests for high performance wear, including tests for insulation, breathability, wickability, wind and waterproofness.

You Tube

The laundry directions on your clothing tags can be confusing if you don't know what the symbols mean. Here's a comprehensive guide to keeping your clothes in tip-top shape.

Care Labeling for Clothing in Australia

Under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), mandatory information standards are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to allow consumers to make an informed choice about goods they may be buying. This guide provides a summary of the requirements for care labelling on clothing and textile products.


Testex YouTube channel