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Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations

Version of section 31 from 2018-11-23 to 2020-10-05:


 The textile fibre content of a consumer textile article or constituent part shall be shown in the following manner:

  • (a) subject to section 32, each textile fibre that is present in the article or constituent part in an amount of five per cent or more by mass shall be shown

    • (i) by its generic name,

    • (ii) subject to section 31.1, in order of predominance by mass, and

    • (iii) subject to paragraph (d), section 31.01 and subsection 34(2), with the amount in which it is present preceding or immediately following the generic name of the fibre;

  • (b) subject to paragraphs (c) and (d), each textile fibre that is present in the article or constituent part in an amount less than five per cent by mass shall be shown

    • (i) in the following manner, namely,

      • (A) as “other fibre”,

      • (B) immediately after the fibre or fibres shown in accordance with paragraph (a), and

      • (C) subject to subsection 34(2), with the amount in which it is present immediately preceding or following the words “other fibre”, or

    • (ii) as prescribed in paragraph (a);

  • (c) where there is more than one textile fibre present in the article or constituent part in an amount less than five per cent by mass, all such fibres that are not shown in a manner described in paragraph (a) shall be shown in the aggregate as “other fibres”

    • (i) immediately after the fibre or fibres shown in accordance with paragraph (a), and

    • (ii) subject to section 31.01 and subsection 34(2), with the aggregate amount immediately preceding or following the words “other fibres”; and

  • (d) where the article or constituent part contains, as an integral part, ornamentation, an elastic yarn or a reinforcement yarn that comprises less than five per cent by mass of the article or constituent part, the textile fibre content of the article or constituent part may be shown exclusive of ornamentation, elastic yarn or reinforcement yarn if

    • (i) the percentage by mass of each textile fibre present in the article or constituent part that is not part of the ornamentation, elastic yarn or reinforcement yarn is increased proportionately so that the total percentage of all such fibres equals 100 per cent, and

    • (ii) the words “exclusive of ornamentation”, “exclusive of elastic” or “exclusive of reinforcement”, as the case may be, are shown immediately after the percentage of fibres referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • (e) [Revoked, SOR/91-477, s. 3]

  • SOR/79-656, s. 3
  • SOR/80-354, s. 1
  • SOR/87-247, s. 11
  • SOR/91-477, s. 3
  • SOR/2018-253, s. 4(F)
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