Labels hold a primary position in the identification of items. Labels are used for the identification and differentiation of products, both raw and finished.
The labels carry extra information. For example, they may show quality symbols for the fabric the product is made from, such as wool, silk or cotton, or it could be an eco-label.
The total global value of exports of labels is more than $627 million2. Korea is the largest exporting country with a share of 25.9% and a total value of $162 million.
USA is the second largest exporting country having a share of 11.5% and a total value of $72 million.
A watermarking system for embedding textile care labels directly onto fabric design is proposed, and its stochastic properties are analyzed.