Textile and footwear labelling


In Slovenia, textile products are required to carry information about fibre composition, while all other information is optional. Optional information includes: care, the size numbers/dimensions of the product and other symbols providing additional information about the product and its manufacture. You can read more on textile labelling by visiting the following website: www.oznake-tekstila.si.



The table provides pictograms for labelling materials that are used for the main parts of footwear, designated for sale and for consumers (Official Gazette, 26/2000). Footwear labels do not apply to used footwear, protective footwear – classified as protective equipment under the regulation – or footwear used as a toy.
The principle parts of all footwear are:

  • Upper part
  • Lining or insert (footbed)
  • Sole

Consequently, footwear is required to be equipped with the following labels:

  • Pictograms or written labels for the principle parts of the footwear,
  • Pictograms or written labels for materials that make up the principle parts of the footwear,
  • Product type (item) and
  • Size number.

In accordance with the rules (Official Gazette, 55/2009), these labels are used when materials represent:

  • at least 80% of the upper-part surface,
  • at least 80% of the surface of the lining or the insert,
  • at least 80% of the volume of the sole.

Whenever part of the footwear contains less than 80% of the stated material, all the other materials must be listed as well.

Definitions, pictograms and adequate written labels for the principle parts of the footwear. The material pictograms need to be shown on the label next to the pictograms applying to the three main ingredients of footwear, as specified in paragraph 1 of Article 2 and in the first part of this appendix.

Upper part
This is the outer face of the component, affixed to the outside of the sole.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (2) SI upper part
Lining and insert (footbed)
This represents the lining of the upper part and the insert (footbed), making up the inside of the footwear.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (3) SI lining and insert
This is the bottom part of the footwear, representing the walking surface that is affixed to the upper part.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (4) SI sole
A general term for hide with its distinctive and more or less fixed fibrous structure that is tanned in order to make it resistant to degradation. Hair and wool can either be removed or not. Leather can also be made from a hide that is cleaved or divided into longitudinal layers before or after the tanning process. If the tanned hide is mechanically and/or chemically degraded into fibrous particles, pieces or dust that are then used to manufacture straight or otherwise-shaped products with or without the aid of a binding agent, these products cannot be considered leather. If the surface of the leather is in any way covered with finishing coats or if it is covered with film, these surface layers must not surpass 0.15 mm in thickness. In this way, we define all types of leather without coming into conflict with other legal provisions, for example the Washington Convention.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (5) SI leather
Coated leather
When dealing with this type of leather, the thickness of all surface coats does not exceed one third of the product’s thickness and is more than 0.15 mm.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (6) SI coated leather
Woven or non-woven textile fabrics
from natural or synthetic fibres The word textile applies to all products covered by the regulation requiring the indication of fibre composition and textile names.
oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (7) SI textile
All other materials oznacevanje_tekstila_obutve (1) SI other materials
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