Tags: Competition Bureau legal information

Chic Placard does not make any judgments or monitor the conformity of the printed labels.

the Competition Bureau deals with the legislative side of the identification of all textile products.


Essential sources to consult


Generic Bilingual Fiber Names



Name and address of supplier

The identity of the supplier may be declared by indicating the name and full postal address under which it generally carries on its business. [...]

Canada Post Corporation  

APP - Building No. STREET


Quebec Enterprise Registrar

  • https://www.registreentreprises.gouv.qc.ca/fr/default.aspx
  • Any person who operates a sole proprietorship in Québec under a name that does not include his surname and first name must register in the register.
  • Related to permanent identification tags, registration allows you to use your business name rather than having to list your full name, both on the tag on the garment and in your marketing and paperwork.
  • Costs around $40 per year
  • Annual declaration to be produced to confirm that the company is still in operation


Came back to Quebec : Information for starting a business


CA number

  • On the other hand, Canadian suppliers can use a CA identification number rather than using their name and address [...]
  • On your permanent identification tags, allow you to write only this 5-digit number rather than your complete address.
  • Registration costs approximately $100
  • No need to renew, the number is good for life




 "Except in areas where only one of the two official languages is used for consumer purchases, the information required with respect to fiber content must be bilingual."


Minimum fiber content

When a fiber constitutes 5 percent or more by mass, it must be declared on the label by its generic name."

Bamboo labeling

"Bamboo" is not an acceptable generic name to designate textile fiber [...]"



Information not required on a textile article declaration label:


Flammability of textiles

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act provides minimum standards for the flammability of all consumer textile products, including soft toys for kids, the bedding items, rugs, rugs and mats, mattresses and tents. Strict standards are also laid down for children's sleepwear. Products that do not meet the applicable standards cannot be sold, advertised or imported into Canada.


Health Canada: Is your child safe? At bedtime


Children's sleepwear

Cotton, cotton blend and rayon fabrics ignite and burn faster than most synthetic fabrics. Nylon and polyester are difficult to ignite and burn more slowly.

Loose-fitting sleepwear, including loose-fitting nightgowns, robes and pajamas, is more likely to ignite than tight-fitting sleepwear and should be made from slow-burning fabrics.

Close-fitting sleepwear, such as polo pajamas or sleepers, is less likely to catch fire than pajamas or nightgowns with wide sleeves or ruffles.

For sale, whether new or used, Health Canada indicates:
Do not sell loose-fitting children's sleepwear that is made of cotton, cotton blends or rayon as these can catch fire easily. Examples of loose sleepwear for children include nightgowns, bathrobes and loose pajamas. These garments must be made of polyester, nylon or a mixture of polyester and nylon.
Form-fitting children's sleepwear includes polojamas and sleepers (tight ends of sleeves and pants, fitted pajamas). These models are less likely to come into contact with flames and burn less quickly. They can be cotton, cotton blend or rayon.