Things to Remember When Shipping Textiles

The Textile and Wool Acts require specific actions be taken when shipping special and exotic fabric materials. Failure to comply could result in hefty fines and penalties.

When it comes to shipping textiles it is important to share the fabric content of your items. This is extremely important due to the Textile and Wool Acts enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. The rulings of the textile and wool acts state that most products made of wool and textile must have a label listing the fiber content, the country of origin, and the identity of the manufacturer or another business responsible for marketing or handling the item. The FTC regularly makes amendments to these rules that legally require full cooperation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protects, preserves, and enhances the survival of endangered and threatened species.

Textiles, which is anything made of cloth or fabric, garments, apparel, finished textile products, products made wholly or partially of textile material as well as raw material, including auto car seats, suits, dresses, bolts of fabric, and so on, can contain exotic materials. In the event that exotic materials are used, a permit will be required in order to ship your good penalties and a delay in delivery. . Please contact Worldnet to consult with our in-house Fish and Wildlife specialists about obtaining the appropriate documents. Failure to follow the outlined rules of the FTC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can result in fines.