April 23, 2020

Composition claims on clothing labels are often inaccurate

Labels Accuracy Report launches during Fashion Revolution Week 2020

Do you know what's in your clothes?

As Fashion Revolution Week unfolds with a new campaign this week, it turns out the answer to the question is not as straightforward as it might seem!

We were commissioned by the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Waterways to investigate the accuracy of composition labels in clothes. Using the #Fibersort machine, we tested over 10.000 garments: in 41 percent of cases the garment composition labels did not match the composition of the garment. Only 34 percent of clothes we tested claimed the right amount of cotton content– the rest either overestimated or underestimated this amount.

Read the full report.

Learn more in this blog written by Hilde van Duijn, Project Manager at Circle Economy.

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