France: New obligations for labelling with Triman and Infotri #349


The French Ministry of Ecological Transition has validated on February 1st the “Triman” and “Info-tri” signs intended for all textiles, household linen and shoes to prepare the end of life of products. Brands now have until February 1, 2023 to comply, and until August 2023 to sell products manufactured or imported before that date.

Introduced by the Agec law against waste and for the circular economy, the device involves two signs. First, the “Triman”, composed of a circular arrow surrounding a silhouette designating three possible directions. Then the sorting method or “Info-tri”, specifying the nature of the product (T-shirt, shoe…) and the way the consumer must get rid of it (voluntary disposal points…). Two indissociable indications, insists ReFashion, the eco-organism financed by the textile sector to manage the end of life of products. And which has just published a manual for the use of the brands and distributors of clothing-shoes.

The two logos must be physically present when a consumer buys a piece. This presence can be done via the product’s composition label, or via temporary labels, without forgetting prints or embroidery on the product, or mention on the packaging. Two exceptions exist: for a piece smaller than 10 square centimeters, both signs can be dematerialized. For a piece between 10 and 20 square centimeters, the Triman must be physically present.

Via a vertical or horizontal display, with a minimum size of 2.7 centimeters, the indications must also bear the words “FR” to mean that they are governed by French regulations, as well as a URL address referring to the ADEME (agency of ecological transition): “”.

One point of the project had fed several misunderstandings: the possibility of optional displays. In addition to the collection containers for textiles, marketers (brands or importers) can add one or two optional suggestions: the donation to an association symbolized by an open hand topped by a heart, or the delivery in a voluntary store, illustrated by the drawing of a stall.

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