Formal information provided by labelling systems. Labelling can inform on aspects such as material composition, production and maintenance.
Labelling can represent a guaranty from the user perspective and provide guidelines for the users.
- The current labelling ‘jungle’ creates information fatigue.
- Users do not always read the labels.
- Labelling can be costly – especially if the included information is standardised.
- In the European Union, there is a regulation, Regulation 1007/2011, on which information that should be included on labels for textiles and clothing.
- An overview on eco labels can be found in the Eco Label Index.
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Krüger et al. (2013). Guidelines II – A Handbook on Sustainability in Fashion. Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, pp. 136-141.