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This article applies to selling in: Canada


Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, provincial, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Listings for the sale of clothing and shoes on Amazon are restricted to sellers that are pre-approved by Amazon. Criteria for specific categories and links to category-specific request forms are provided in our Category Approval Process pages.

For information about image requirements and listing practices, download the Clothing Category Style Guide.

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Used clothing and shoes

Labelling requirements

Textiles sold in the stores must comply with Canadian labelling requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your product being de-listed and/or deactivation of your selling account.

Use the checklist below to assist you in following these requirements. This checklist is a guide only. Please review the resources referred to below this checklist for further information if needed.

Canadian Law Applies to Requirements
Textile Labelling Act and Regulations Textile fibre products: consumer textile article or any textile fibre, yarn, or fabric used or intended to be used in a consumer textile article.
Note: There are exemptions for the following products:
  1. overshoes, boots, shoes, indoor slippers, footwear liners, and insoles;
  2. handbags, luggage, carrying cases and brushes;
  3. toys, ornaments, pictures, lamp shades, tapestries, wall hangings, wall coverings, room dividers, screens, book covers, book marks, gift wrap, flags, and pennants;
  4. sports and games equipment other than sport garments;
  5. lawn and beach furniture, including lawn and beach umbrellas, parasols, and hammocks;
  6. playpens, crib-pens, strollers, jumpers, walkers, and car seats for infants or children;
  7. labels, adhesive tapes and sheets, cleaning cloths and wipers, therapeutic devices, and heating pads;
  8. pet accessories; and
  9. musical instruments and accessories
The Textile Labelling Act requires the following information displayed on a label in both English and French:
  1. generic name of each textile fibre that comprises 5% or more, by mass, of the total fibre mass of the article;
  2. percentage that each textile fibre comprises in the total fibre mass, in order of predominance; and,
  3. identity and address of the person by or for whom the consumer textile article was manufactured or made.

The Competition Bureau of Canada enforces the Textile Labelling Act (see link for potential consequences).

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