PhD student: Mrs A. Jethu-Ramsoedh
Promotors: Prof M.B.M. Loos, Dr J.A. Luzak
Duration: 15/11/2009 - 31/5/2016
PhD defence: Amsterdam, 12/10/2017
The textile and clothing sector constitutes a major segment in the European manufacturing industry and plays an essential role in the EU economy as such and in the social welfare of its consumers. The increasing importance of the textile markets and the development of new applications of textile fibres and textile products demonstrate the need for a uniform directive and for legal acts in the EU with regard to textile labelling. The European Union member states recognise the need for harmonization in community legislation in the area of textile labelling. The consumer would be far better protected if the information provided on textile labels were identical in the internal market. Furthermore, the concept of consumer protection calls for transparent and consistent trade regulations, especially in the field of data on fabric origin and textile composition. When such details are provided, they should enable consumers to be fully aware of the origin and the composition of the products purchased and this information should protect them against fraudulent, inaccurate or misleading claims.