Textiles in the context of this law is any good, fabric, part of mattress or camping good, lining of shoes and gloves, floor-covering and many other goods which consist of at least 80% textile raw materials.
Textile raw materials are filaments or hairs which can be spun, including bands and flexible tubes not wider than 5mm.
For example, if a T-shirt consists of 80% cotton and 20% elastane this has to be declared on the label of the garment.
If the shirt consists of 100% cotton one can choose between “100% cotton” or “completely made of “cotton” or “pure cotton“.
For things made of wool and silk there are special regulations.
Textiles have an assortment of uses, the most common of which are for clothing and for containers such as bags and baskets.
In the household they are used in carpeting, upholstered furnishings, window shades, towels, coverings for tables, beds, and other flat surfaces, and in art.