I have a question about the screen printing tag information process. So I was reading through Threadbird and they mention that "it's required by US law that the following information be included in all garments: Size, % of Material, Country of Origin (for the garment, not your brand), Care Instructions.
Do you know when they say country of origin. Does that mean where the fabric itself was made or where the actual product like a shirt was made. If it means where the fabric is made we gonna have to redo our tags big time. Even though its made in america with fabric from wherever its from? I hope not.
These are non-negotiable. We cannot list "Printed in the US" or
"Processed in the US" instead of listing what country the shirt is
manufactured in, it *must* have the country information on the garment."
So if that's the case, then why do some of the big brands like Diamond and Black Scale have "Made in USA" when they clearly use Alstyle blanks that were made in Mexico. Is it because they have their own printing warehouses that prints their shirts (no middleman) so they're exempt from those screen-printing shop policies? Or is it cause they just don't give a f**k about da police?
And I would like to see some examples of some of your guys' printed-on tag information if any. Thanks
Basically, you have to have the origin of the materials/fabric used to make the shirt listed on the tag information. So let's say you have an Alstyle shirt that was Made in Mexico, but you screen-printed the shirt in LA. It still technically has to have the information on the tag that the materials used to make the shirt originated from Mexico. I think a good example of a 'legally-appropriate' tag would be something like "Shirt made in Mexico, Printed in the USA."
BUT that goes back to my original question. I'm asking how do these established brands and/or maybe even some of you guys get away with it? Is it because you print through your own screenprint machines so you don't have to deal with screen printing companies, or you guys just don't care? Cause according to Threadbird, they won't print for you unless you have that info on your tag. I honestly prefer just "Made in USA" or "Crafted in the US" compared to "Made from materials from China, Printed in the US".. which is why I asked the question in the first place.
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