Amazon Clothing & Textiles Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

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Amazon Clothing Requirements for Sellers

If you sell clothing and textiles on Amazon, you must ensure that your products comply with various rules, regulations, and standards. In this guide, we explain some of these requirements, including requirements for children’s clothing, dangerous goods, and packaging.

Also, we only considered requirements that pertain to selling clothing and textiles in the United States, and we refer to US regulations, such as 16 CFR Part 1615 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X (FF 3-71). Note that requirements in other markets, such as the EU, the UK or Australia, are different.

Methodology: We used information that we found on Amazon Seller Central Guidance pages hosted on (US version). We linked to some of these documents in the sections below.


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Children’s clothing

This section covers children’s apparel in general. We also provide more detailed explanations for products for which we have found a specific Amazon guidance page.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

Amazon lists CPSIA requirements regarding children’s apparel. According to the CPSIA, such products must comply with the following requirements:

Amazon also requires additional information to assess product compliance:

  • Your company name and seller ID
  • Contact information (email address and phone number)
  • List of all your children’s apparel products
  • Product packaging and label images for all your children’s apparel products
  • Product instructions and manuals
  • Product images or test reports proving compliance with mandatory tracking label requirements

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Amazon’s policies, in line with US rules, require that children’s clothing with drawstrings sold through its platform meet specified regulations and standards, for drawstrings in children’s apparel could pose a threat to children when twisted together with other objects.

If you are planning to sell children’s hoodies and outerwear (for sizes 2T to 12) or children’s clothing containing drawstrings (for sizes 2T to 16), then your products should adhere to the following rules:

a. Drawstrings on the lower body should not be longer than 3 inches when the garment is expanded

b. Toggles, knots, or other attachments are not allowed at the ends of the drawstring, for lower body clothing

c. The product shall comply with ASTM F1816: Standard Safety Specification for Drawstrings on Children’s Upper Outerwear

Note that ASTM F1816 is incorporated by reference under 16 CFR Part 1120 – Substantial Product Hazard List.

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Amazon’s policy, in line with US rules, for listing sleepwear covers children’s sleepwear from size 0 months up to size 14. Examples of covered children’s sleepwear, that are meant to be worn by children ages 12 or below for sleeping or sleep-related activities, include:

  • Nightgown
  • Pajama
  • Robe
  • Loungewear

The platform’s policy requires compliance with multiple US regulations and standards. Here are two examples of regulations or standards you must comply with when listing children’s sleepwear on Amazon:

a. 16 CFR Part 1615 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear Sizes 0 through 6X (FF 3-71)

b. 16 CFR Part 1616 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear Sizes 7 through 14 (FF 5-74)

In addition to complying with CPSIA requirements by submitting relevant items, you must also submit images that contain the following information:

  • Item, model, or part number
  • The importe or manufacturer name and address
  • Relevant labels and warnings
  • Registration card
  • Compliance markings
  • Instructions

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General Certificate of Conformity

Importers or domestic manufacturers of clothing and textile products who list them on Amazon must comply with applicable CPSC’s requirements. For example, they must provide a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) for non-children’s products for which one or more rules that require a GCC apply.

An example of such a rule is 16 CFR Part 1610 – Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles.

A GCC is a self-issued document that affirms that the importer’s or manufacturer’s product complies with relevant CPSC requirements, such as lab testing.

Test report

If you sell non-children’s products on Amazon for which testing is required by one or more US rule, the test must be conducted by a lab that is ISO or IEC 17025 accredited.

On the other hand, if you sell children’s products, you must have those products tested by a CPSC-accepted lab.

Regardless, Amazon does not always detail what you must have your product tested for, but it does provide a link to the guidance page “Rules Requiring a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) – General Use/Non-Children’s Products”.

Here are some examples of standards that are relevant for wearing apparel:

a. 16 CFR Part 1610 – Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles

b. 16 CFR Part 1615 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 0 through 6X

c. 16 CFR part 1616 – Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 7 through 14

Warning labels

We couldn’t find examples of specific warning label texts for apparel on Amazon guidance pages. However, Amazon states that you must provide warning or hazard labels for many consumer products. These warnings often depend on the product they come with.

For instance, the CPSIA requires some products meant for children aged 6 and under to include choking hazard warning statements.

Licensed sports apparel

According to Amazon, if you sell licensed sports apparel, you must provide, when applicable, the following specific pieces of information:

  • League name
  • Team name
  • Player or athlete name

You must also provide general attributes about your licensed sports apparel, such as brand name, department name, and sport type.

Dangerous goods

Amazon has a Dangerous Goods Identification Guide page that specifies requirements you must comply with if you sell or list certain dangerous goods on the platform through the FBA program.

The only apparel-related products we could find on Amazon that the platform considers an example of a possible dangerous good, are hats and vests that include rechargeable batteries.

Restricted products

If you sell clothing and textiles on Amazon, you should ensure that your listings comply with the platform’s page on general listing restrictions.

For instance, Amazon bans children’s upper body clothing (sized 2T to 12) with drawstrings and restricts the drawstrings on children’s lower body clothing to 3 inches.

Additionally, the platform requires you to provide accurate claims for your products. If you make false or misleading claims, Amazon may remove your listing. You must therefore provide proof supporting your claims that your product, for example:

  • Is made of a specific material, such as cashmere
  • Contains specific filler materials, such as goose down
  • Meets a specific purity standard, such as having organic ingredients

Packaging guidelines

Amazon provides specific guidelines and requirements for packaging apparel on its guidance document “​​Packaging apparel, fabric, and textiles”. Here are a few examples of those guidelines:

a. Place individual textile product units in transparent sealed bags and conspicuously mark those bags with a suffocation warning label.

b. Make sure to place materials that are easily damaged by shrink wrap or bags, into boxes.

c. Fold products down to their smallest possible dimensions so they fit into the package.

Image guidelines for apparel

Amazon has specific image guidelines for if you sell clothing on the platform on its document “Image guidelines for clothing”. It has a table of what you can and cannot do regarding the main and alternate images of clothing you upload. We list a few examples of those guidelines below.

You must make sure that images:

a. Feature the entire product without any clipped parts.

b. Have a pure white background.

c. Be professionally high-resolution at 1600 pixels in height or width.

d. Show clothes on a model’s clothed body under the product if said product is transparent.

The images must not:

a. Show brochures, certificates, packaging, or tags.

b. Be shown as “selfies”.

c. Show visible intimate human parts, even if covered by the model’s hands.

d. Feature offensive or controversial content.

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  • 9 Responses to “Amazon Clothing & Textiles Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

    1. Daniel Duane Ose at 7:59 am

      I have catch frazes, frazes, socks , shirts underwear on the market.. prototypes made and registered what now, ?

    2. Alexander Oberemok at 11:04 pm


      I did some research and find out there are so many unsafe automotive upholstery products from China for sale at USA market from Amazon eBay Walmart sites.We are buying our automotive quality material from USA market they are Phthalate Free and Manufactured to meet the following flammability requirements*:
      Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302
      California Technical Bulletin 117-2013
      NFPA 260, Class I
      We went to Amazon to check if those China products has the same requirements to sell their product on USA market here link

      They never answer to our questions then we report them to Amazon but no answer too.
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      1. Alexander Oberemok at 12:30 am

        49 CFR § 571.302 – Standard No. 302; Flammability of interior materials.
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        § 571.302 Standard No. 302; Flammability of interior materials.
        S1. Scope. This standard specifies burn resistance requirements for materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles.

        S2. Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce the deaths and injuries to motor vehicle occupants caused by vehicle fires, especially those originating in the interior of the vehicle from sources such as matches or cigarettes.

        S3. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.

        S3A. Definitions. Occupant compartment air space means the space within the occupant compartment that normally contains refreshable air.

        S4. Requirements.

        S4.1 The portions described in S4.2 of the following components of vehicle occupant compartments shall meet the requirements of S4.3: Seat cushions, seat backs, seat belts, headlining, convertible tops, arm rests, all trim panels including door, front, rear, and side panels, compartment shelves, head restraints, floor coverings, sun visors, curtains, shades, wheel housing covers, engine compartment covers, mattress covers, and any other interior materials, including padding and crash-deployed elements, that are designed to absorb energy on contact by occupants in the event of a crash.

        S4.1.1 [Reserved]

        S4.2 Any portion of a single or composite material which is within 13 mm of the occupant compartment air space shall meet the requirements of S4.3.

        S4.2.1 Any material that does not adhere to other material(s) at every point of contact shall meet the requirements of S4.3 when tested separately.

        S4.2.2 Any material that adheres to other materials at every point of contact shall meet the requirements of S4.3 when tested as a composite with the other material(s).

    3. Ertan koculu at 11:06 pm


      I want to sell lingerie in Amazon. Do I need to arrange any certificates or documents ? Or I can only send goods directly to their warehouses

    4. Ori at 1:21 am

      Thank you very much for the informative post.
      I’m planning to sell on a surfboard sock and a surf poncho, both made from cotton.
      Are they classified as clothing/textile, and should I ask my supplier to provide me some certifications to be sure I can sell them on Amazon?

    5. Leong at 10:57 am

      Is underwear classified as clothing and textile?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 2:20 pm

        Hi Leong,

        That depends on the country you sell in.

    6. Stanley Thomas at 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much for your post. i am planning to sell private label jeans on amazon. i am ordering from manufacture directly.

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 1:16 pm

        Hi Stanley,

        Great! In which country do you plan to sell?

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