Medical News Tomorrow, February 20, 2020, 11:22:22AMThe U.N. Human Rights Council has approved a global standard for the labeling of clothing that would require manufacturers to label the name and number of the garment when it is used for sale.
The council voted to approve the Global Standard on the Branding of Clothing, which was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday and approved by the Council at a special session on Friday.
The council voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.
Under the proposal, a clothing brand that makes a garment or accessory for sale could list the name of the brand, the product’s model number, the country of origin, the size of the item and the price, as well as a link to a full list of the labels that apply to that product.
The information would be available to customers, and would be displayed on the garment or product.
The standard would apply to clothing, apparel and accessories made in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, the European Union, South Africa and India, according to the council’s website.
The new standards, expected to take effect in 2019, will require apparel and apparel accessories to be labeled for a minimum of six months after the sale.