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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

RN and WPL Numbers

Take a look at a tag inside one of your garments.  You will probably find at the bottom of the tag ‘RN’ or ‘WPL’ followed by several numbers.

Companies are required to label covered products with either the name or an identifying number of the business responsible for marketing the products in the U. S. Most companies go with the identifying number.

The number is issued by the Federal Trade Commission to U. S. businesses that manufacture, import, distribute, or sell products covered by the Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts. While the FTC no longer issues WPL numbers, you may still find one in a wool garment.  Knowing about these numbers and how to research them is a handy little piece of information should you have an issue with a garment or another textile-related item.

If you need to research an item, click the link below.


Simply put in the RN or WPL number and hit find.  It will then give you the query results.  Click on the blue link to get more detailed information like the address and possibly telephone number of the company.  Companies are required to keep their information current.  But if you are unsuccessful in reaching anyone, please get in touch with one of our managers.  We are happy to help.

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