COMPETITION BUREAU WARNING ABOUT INCORRECT TEXTILE LABELS FOR BAMBOO

The Competition Bureau of Canada has reaffirmed its position that whenever an article is made of man-made rayon fibres derived from bamboo, the generic fibre name must first make reference to “rayon” or the corresponding chemical process as outlined in the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations.

The label may state that the source of the rayon is bamboo, but must state that the article is made from man-made rayon fibres if that chemical process is used.

Only textile articles derived from natural bamboo fibre extracted directly from bamboo culms (the plant stems) can be labelled as “bamboo”.

Additional information concerning this and other recent developments is available from our technical consulting group.