Labels on handknit item to sell

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Hi all,
Hope you are all well.
If any of you sell hand knitted,crocheted, fiber crafts, what type of
content and care label do you have? ( for my use only)
I was reading a "Sell Your Crafts" book and there are Federal Trade Laws
about labels on fiber content and care.
I did have a few things that I had a business card size tag attached
with my name and email.
Should I print some with content and care and attach to each item?
If I had fabric labels stitched in small items it would be to big, ...
newborn baby hats, booties.!!!:)
I want to get my tax ID number to be able to do bigger craft shows and
maybe get in a craft co opt. Should I ask the tax people about the labels?
Just want to get things in order to be legal.
Any advice?
Thanks,
Jenny

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Hi Jenny,
You don't need a tax person to get you the tax ID number-- I applied
for mine online here in my state of CT and you probably can where you
live, too. Go to the state website for starters. Also, I wouldn't
worry too much about the tags unless you plan to ship out of state.
The feds couldn't care less about us little fish at local fairs. :)

Wendy


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Here's another thought.  I care about fibre content because I want to know
what the item is made of.  If I know it's 100% superwash wool as opposed to
100% wool,  I would wash them differently.  If they are superwash wool
socks, I know I can put them in the washing machine.  Anyway, you get the
idea. ;>)   Just trying to help.

Shelagh



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Good point, Shelagh! I didn't think about that part. Hmmm... I'm
planning to sell some pieces for the first time this year myself. I
will probably write the fiber content on the back of my business card,
which I attach with ribbon as a price "sticker".

Wendy


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I don't sell any of my knit things but I do donate them to auctions.
I usually include the brand and type of yarn and the washing
instructions from the yarn bands on the donation paperwork.  Sometimes
I give the auction sponsor small balls of the leftover yarn with a
yarn band attached.  It is then up to them how they communicate that
to the buyer.  Generally I find they put the information on the bid
sheet.  I agree that it is useful information - especially since
usually my donations are of baby items that I am sure WILL be washed.


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Here are care labels that you can sew into your garments
http://www.carelabel.com /
judyh


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