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Hello! I have a question about relabeling and RN#s When relabeling does the original RN# go onto the new label, along with the material, "my Brand" name, and origin? Or does my RN# go on it. Do I need my own RN if I am not making the shirt? Just adding graphics and relabeling.

You can use the original RN# that was on the tag or you can use your own.

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I have read conflicting info regarding the use of manufacturer's RN numbers. Some sources say it's ok to use them. Some say it's fraudulent to use them.
Here's an excerpt from the FTC Site:

"Replacing another company’s label with your own An importer, distributor, or retailer may want to replace the original label on a textile product with a label showing its company or RN. This is perfectly legal as long as the new label lists the name or RN of the person or company making the change."


I now read that to mean you need to include your full legal name or your own RN# on a replacement tag.
 

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Hello all,
I have one problem, which is that I have different styles with different care instructions, so I decided to leave the care instruction that came from the manufacture. The question is I'm designing hang tag and I included my brand logo, website, size, and origin of country. Do I need to include care instruction or not since I have different styles it's going to be expensive? So do you think the info I have would be enough or am I missing something?
the relabeling laws do not apply to hang tags, only clothing labels. You can put as much, or as little, information on hang tags as you wish.
 

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Though I think having your own labels is kinda cool, doesn't that just open you up to more liability? Cost? Why are you inclined to do this?

IMHO You could save yourself some $ by creating a "proper care" page on your website.
Because when you make your 'to die' for t-shirt that customers and wearers have to have more of, you want them to be able to find you.
 

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I have read conflicting info regarding the use of manufacturer's RN numbers. Some sources say it's ok to use them. Some say it's fraudulent to use them. My advice would be to contact the manufacturer and ask if you can use their RN number when re-labeling. Or just get your own RN number and not have to worry about it.
The law is crystal clear on this. You can't use the manufacturers RN# when relabeling, regardless what the manufacturer tells you:

"Under the Textile Act, it is illegal for retailers to remove labels with required information from the garments they offer for sale without replacing them. If a retailer removes any label with required information, it must substitute another label with its own name or RN and the other required information that appeared on the original label. In addition, if you substitute a label, you are required to keep records for three years that show the information on the removed label and the company from which the product was received."

Full law here: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/bus...gh-labeling-requirements-under-textile#coname
 
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