GINETEX, The International Association for Textile Care Labeling has registered in China and India five trademarked with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) labeling symbols. The registered symbols are those for washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and professional care.
The registration of those symbols in China and India helps the promotion of using harmonized care symbols within the textile and clothing industries on a more global level. It is worth noting that many national apparel brands are exporting and importing textile products in these markets. Recently, GINETEX has also concentrated on registering the symbols in markets that become more globally significant, namely in South America, South Africa and several Arabian countries.