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INTRODUCTION
Product Integrity
The Ascena family of companies Product Integrity Program exists to ensure the proper
execution and quality of product sourced by all Ascena Retail Group brands. The Product
Integrity program is administered by the Ascena Global Sourcing Division (AGS) of Ascena Retail
Group, Inc.

This Manual contains specific information concerning minimum quality standards &
expectations, regulatory requirements, and procedural details outlining AGS sampling, testing,
and final random inspection programs. Adhering to these requirements will verify that all
products successfully meet the expectations of the Brand. AGS vendor partners are required to
make all manufacturing facilities aware of the content that follows and to contact AGS Product
Integrity with any questions as to the applicability of specific requirements.

AGS mandates all partners to comply with the applicable legal requirements concerning the
manufacture, sale and advertising of products. These requirements are primarily based on
legislation in the USA. However, product for those brands operating a retail presence in Canada
must meet the applicable requirements of both localities. In certain instances, AGS standards
may be higher than the stated legal minimums.

It is the responsibility of all AGS vendor partners to read and understand legal guidelines that
pertain to the industry. These include but are not limited to:
     • The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Rules and Regulations Under the Textile
        Fiber Products Identification Act
     • The Wool Products Labeling Act Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products
        Labeling Act of 1939
     • The Amended Care Labeling Rule Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain
        Piece Goods, As Amended, Effective 9/1/00
     • The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 CPSC - The Consumer Product
        Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008
     • Federal Hazardous Substances Act CPSC - Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
        Requirements
     • Flammable Fabrics Act CPSC - Flammable Fabrics Act
     • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Homepage
     • California Proposition 65; other State and/or Provincial Regulations OEHHA Proposition
        65
     • Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA)
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    • The information in this manual and all vendor agreements specific to the Brand.
AGS partners are expected to support our efforts throughout the supply chain to provide
customers with a product that does not fail to meet expectations. Such expectations cannot be
met unless our partners work with us and maintain a comprehensive internal quality program.
Verifying compliance of raw materials, design review, in-line inspection, etc. are expected
interventions which must be undertaken by all manufacturing facilities in an ongoing effort of
continuous improvement and defect prevention.

Key Contacts
                   General Contact                                                   Direct Contact
Justice:                                                      Jaci Custer
qualityassurance@tweenbrands.com                              Manager – Product Integrity
vendorleadtesting@tweenbrands.com                             JCuster@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
8323 Walton Parkway                                           Phone: 614-775-3542
New Albany, Ohio 43054
                                                              Kristen Koslow – Specialty/Non-Apparel
Phone: 614-775-3500
                                                              Sr. Regulatory Analyst
                                                              KKoslow@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
                                                              Phone: 614-775-3533

                                                              Jackie Goddard – Jewelry/Hair/ Accessories
                                                              Regulatory Coordinator
                                                              JGoddard@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
                                                              Phone:614-775-3424

                                                              Dionne Henry – Apparel / Footwear
                                                              Testing Specialist – Product Integrity
                                                              DHenry@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
                                                              Phone: 614-775-3345

maurices:                                                     Kerry Amborn
qualityassurance@maurices.com                                 Manager – Product Integrity
425 West Superior Street                                      KAmborn@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Duluth, Minnesota 55802                                       Phone: 218-491-2204

maurices:                                                     Bre Ludwig
qualityassurance@maurices.com                                 Testing Specialist - Product Integrity
425 West Superior Street                                      BLudwig@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Duluth, Minnesota 55802                                       Phone: 218-206-3240

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Catherines:                                                   Lori Klina
qualityassurance@charming.com                                 Testing Specialist - Product Integrity
3750 State Road                                               LKlina@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Bensalem, PA 19020                                            Phone: 215-638-6921
215-638-6921
Lane Bryant:                                                  Matthew Berry
qualityassurance@lanebryant.com                               Director, Product Integrity / QA
3344 Morse Crossing                                           MBerry@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Columbus, OH 43230                                            Phone: 614-463-5523
614-463-5559
Lane Bryant:                                                  Ashley Gabel
qualityassurance@lanebryant.com                               Testing Analyst - Product Integrity
3344 Morse Crossing                                           AGabel@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Columbus, OH 43230                                            Phone: 614-463-5151
614-463-5559
dressbarn:                                                    Sophia Legros
qualityassurance@dressbarn.com                                Manager – Product Integrity
933 MacArthur Blvd.                                           SLegros@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Mahwah, NJ 07430                                              Phone: 551-777-6314
Phone: 551-777-6000

dressbarn:                                                    Nicole Williams
qualityassurance@dressbarn.com                                Testing Specialist – Product Integrity
933 MacArthur Blvd.                                           NWilliams@ascenaglobalsourcing.com
Mahwah, NJ 07430                                              Phone: 551-777-6306
Phone: 551-777-6000

PRODUCT TESTING PROCEDURES &
RESPONSIBILITIES
Brand Responsibility

         • Provide the Vendor with a copy of The Manual and test request forms. See Vendor
           Responsibility; Terms and Conditions for website links.

         • Evaluate all laboratory test reports. When a product fails testing, the Product
           Integrity Team will discuss the failure with the Buyer and/or Vendor to determine the
           next course of action (re-test or cancellation of the order, etc).

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Vendor Responsibility
         •    Terms and Conditions:

               Justice product: As a vendor supplying Justice, you are agreeing to comply with
               the policy and procedures set forth in this manual by signing the Master Sourcing
               Agreement; section 8; Laws and Regulations, Buyer’s Guidelines and Standards.
               You are also agreeing to abide by other policies such as Vendor Apparel Inspection
               conducted by 3rd party; sample collection policy; and CPSIA Children’s Testing
               Program. The current versions of all documents are available at
               http://vendors.tweenbrands.com.

               maurices product: For all vendors supplying maurices, you are agreeing to
               comply with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the PO and all documents
               incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the policy and procedures set
               forth in the Vendor Code of Conduct as well as the current version of The Manual;
               available at http://vendors.maurices.com.

               dressbarn product: For all vendors supplying dressbarn, you are agreeing to
               comply with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the PO and all documents
               incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the policy and procedures set
               forth in the Vendor Code of Conduct as well as the current version of The Manual;
               available at http://ascenaretail.com, “Vendors” tab (registration required).

               Lane Bryant product: For all vendors supplying Lane Bryant, you are agreeing
               to comply with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the PO and all documents
               incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the policy and procedures set
               forth in the Master Sourcing Agreement and in the Vendor Code of Conduct as well
               as the current version of The Manual; available at http://csivendorguide.com.

               Catherines product: For all vendors supplying Catherines, you are agreeing to
               comply with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the PO and all documents
               incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the policy and procedures set
               forth in the Master Sourcing Agreement and Vendor Code of Conduct as well as the
               current version of The Manual; available at http://csivendorguide.com.

         •    AGS vendor partners are responsible for all fabric, garment and end product testing
              of production merchandise to meet AGS requirements. All PO’s require complete
              testing as per the protocols on the following pages.

         •    In cases where the Brand has specified that 3rd party Sample Collection must take
              place, the AGS vendor is responsible for initiating testing by accurately completing
              the Ascena test request form and submitting sample collected bulk production
              sample/units to a designated Independent 3rd Party test facility. Failure to submit
              the test request form with the product will cause delay in the onset of the testing
              process and ultimately in the approval of the item.
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         •    In cases where the Brand has selected a style for Final Random Inspection (FRI) by
              a designated 3rd party, FRI must be conducted by the same 3rd party in which testing
              was conducted.

         •    For apparel, fabric testing should begin upon receipt of an order. Fabric testing
              must be performed on the correct fabrication; i.e., color, print, finishing. Trim
              fabrics must be submitted at the time of fabric testing and should be identified as
              such.
              For children’s product, the assigned Fabric ID number must be included with the
              fabric test request.

         •    Garment testing must be performed on units made of bulk fabric and components
              and must be performed during the beginning of production. Garments must not be
              shipped prior to receipt of satisfactory test result.

         •    Garment dyed product must be submitted in GARMENT form in all colors per style.
              Fabric pieces are not acceptable.

         •    Time required for testing must be calculated when determining lead-time to avoid
              delays to planned delivery schedules.

         •    Testing must be performed for each Style/Color and is considered applicable to all
              Purchase Orders issued for that Style/Color combination as long as all PO’s are
              produced by the same factory and that there are no changes in any raw materials.
              Exception: For children’s product regulatory testing is considered applicable within
              each production run only. It is critical that all PO’s relevant to the bulk units
              selected for testing be identified on the test request form.

         •    In the case of performance testing of certain core apparel items where the same
              body is re-used across multiple styles, fabric and garment performance testing may
              be performed on one style providing all style numbers are identified at the time of
              test submission. These cases require discussion and approval with the Product
              Integrity partners of the Brand.       The tests are considered current for two
              subsequent seasons, generally a six (6) month period. In a similar scenario
              (reorder), complete fabric and garment testing for the same style running from
              season to season may be performed for alternate seasons.
              Exception: The above does not apply to regulatory testing for children’s product.

         •    Currency period for testing reports: six (6) month period.

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         •    Modified testing is prohibited without prior written approval from the Brand Product
              Integrity Department.

         •    Apparel “TEST” orders by approval only: Usage of test order procedure is prohibited
              without prior written approval from the Brand Product Integrity Department. Test
              orders placed for the purpose of evaluating the salability of a style prior to
              committing to the bulk order purchase are defined as less than or equal to 1200
              pieces. Test orders placed for the purpose of evaluating the salability of a new color
              of an item already purchased in bulk are defined as less than or equal to 350 pieces.
              Limited testing is required as follows. The Brand’s Product Integrity team reserves
              the right to require additional laboratory testing such as, but not limited to,
              dimensional stability, appearance A/home laundering, & colorfastness to crocking as
              needed. Compliance with requirements (federal, state, provincial) is required for all
              products and must be verified by testing. Analysis must be performed on every
              color.

                   1) Flammability testing as per 16 CFR 1610 providing the fabrication falls into
                      the criteria listed for high risk fabrications in the CPSIA section.

                   2) Phthalate testing as applicable per product found within individual protocols.

                   3) Lead content testing of any scrapable surface coatings/substrates as per 16
                      CFR 1303.
                   Additional tests required for children’s product:

                   4) Additional tests required to address requirements of the Consumer Product
                      Safety Improvement Act of 2008 including but not limited to total lead
                      content of substrates; CPSIA Tracking Label; etc

                   5) Formaldehyde testing as applicable per product found within individual
                      protocols.

                   6) Cadmium testing as applicable per product found within individual protocols.

                   7) 16CFR 1500: Sharp points and sharp edges, as applicable.

                   8) Tween Brands Drawstring Guidelines for children’s products.

    •    AGS vendors are responsible for all testing costs. Reduced testing prices have been
         negotiated for AGS vendors. Please make sure that testing is submitted under the
         correct Brand.
    •    Refer to individual protocols for sample submission requirements. Note: Actual sample
         quantity required may be communicated separately by Testing Lab if the samples
         submitted are not sufficient.
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    •    Visually unsatisfactory samples (stains, tears and missing pieces) will not be accepted
         for testing.

    •    All detachable/attachable necklaces and other jewelry sold with garments must be
         tested for compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. An attachment
         strength evaluation may also be required. Contact the appropriate Product Integrity
         team for guidance.

    •    For children’s apparel garment submissions, must be accompanied by 3rd party testing
         for all trim components sourced from a designated trim supplier. Note: Only designated
         trim suppliers can be utilized for trims on children’s apparel. This provision is intended
         to allow the trim supplier to perform regulatory testing at the component level and
         assume responsibility for the compliance of the trim, providing all conditions outlined
         under the CPSIA section are adhered to. The test request form (TRF) must identify the
         source of the trim component, item name and number.

Subsequent testing and re-testing

    •    Samples should follow the same submission procedure as outlined above; the previous
         test report number must be clearly indicated on the Ascena test request form. If a
         previous report number is not referenced; repetitive testing may be performed on the
         submission. The same Testing Service Provider must be used through-out the testing of
         a style.

Testing Service Provider Responsibility
     •    If additional garments or fabric is required, the Testing Service Provider must
          immediately contact the applicant.

     •    Testing Service Provider will retain an electronic copy of the test report and relevant
          specimen cards for a minimum of 10 years from the date of issuance.

     •    Complete testing and evaluation of the test results. Report the overall outcome as
          follows:

                  Approved:                    The product provides good overall consumer serviceability
                                               and requires no improvement.
                  Rejected:                    The product has deficiencies that do not meet AGS
                                               standards and/or non-compliance of regulatory
                                               requirements.

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Report Distribution

     •    All test reports are distributed electronically at the same time to the applicant, vendor,
          and the appropriate Brand Product Integrity team.

           NOTE: AGS reserves the right to request a hard copy report and testing specimens at
           any time from the Testing Service Provider and/or the Vendor.

SAMPLE COLLECTION
Overview
Select Justice product or product categories require testing to be performed on samples
selected randomly at the factory by an independent third party representative. Sample
collection may be required for one of the following reasons:

•    High risk product for both Justice Retail and Justice Factory Stores (JFS).
        o Footwear, Accessories and Jewelry are currently categorized as high risk products
             and is subject to change. Sample collection is required on all products in these
             categories. Testing WILL NOT be conducted on samples submitted by
             vendor/factory, only sample collected product will be tested – no exceptions.
•    Product subject to periodic testing during ongoing production as mandated by the CPSIA
        o Apparel orders over 30,000 units require collection of test samples for periodic test
             performed when production run is 50% complete and 80% complete.
        o Non-apparel, accessories, footwear require collection of test samples for initial
             certification test.
•    Targeted quality issue for a product category
•    Non-compliant item for which approval for corrective/remedial action is given

Control of the sampling process in this manner has proven effective in managing the risk
associated with ensuring product is compliant with regulatory requirements and meets the
expected quality levels.

Scheduling
The factory is responsible for contacting the third party provider to schedule the sample
collection as soon as the production schedule is determined. The sample collection cannot
occur until at least 20% of production is complete. If the production schedule changes, the
factory must reschedule the pickup.

The factory is responsible for completing the test request form and having it available for the
third party inspector. The inspector must select the test samples from ongoing production.
The samples may not be selected by the factory prior to the inspector’s visit. The factory
representative should know the number of samples required for testing in order to advise the
inspector if necessary. Once the inspector selects the samples, he will package them and seal
the box with inspection tape. It is the factory’s responsibility to then promptly submit the

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samples to the testing lab.

All products selected for testing must contain tracking label information. For apparel, this is a
sewn in/heat transfer label. For accessories and non-apparel, finished units often contain the
tracking information on the carding/packaging or it is applied to the product via sticker. If early
in the production run, the carding must be provided with the selected samples during the
sample collection.

Providers performing sample collection for Ascena Brands are strictly prohibited from
proceeding under the following circumstances:
• Less than 20% of PO units are complete.
• Product is not located inside the manufacturing facility.

LABELING REQUIREMENTS
Labeling
Generally speaking, labels for apparel and textile products must contain the following
information:
    • Fiber Content
    • Country of Origin
    • RN and/or CA Number (or Declaration of Dealer Identity as appropriate for Canada
       market)
    • Care Instructions
    • Tracking Information (Children’s Products)

Fiber Content
Product covered under the Textile Fibers Products Identification Act or the Wool Act must be
labeled to show the fiber content. The generic fiber names and percentages by weight of each
constituent fiber must be listed in descending order of pre-dominance. If the content label is
concealed by packaging, the fiber content must be repeated on the packaging.

Country of Origin
Products covered under the above Acts must be labeled so as to show the country of origin.
The country of origin is required on all garments produced domestically or imported. Products
made in the USA of imported materials must be labeled to show the processing/manufacturing
that takes place in the USA as well as the imported component. US Customs and Border
Protection has country of origin rules in addition to those of the TFPIA, requiring the COO be
visible at point of purchase (front side of label) and permanently attached.

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Identification of Dealer
Textile and apparel labels for products offered for sale in the USA must identify AGS name or
Registered Identification Number (RN). All products must also identify the CA number (RN /
CA) for items where it is specified by the Canada Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations.
All product not covered by this statute must provide dealer identity addressing the business
presence in both countries as specified by the Specification Package.

All New Material Label

Stuffed products in the U.S. and Canada require factory registration and permanently affixed
law labels that disclose detailed information about filling materials. All products which require
labeling in the U.S. require the labeling for Canada as well. However, Canada requirements
cover additional products and require factories to register with the TSSA – these items can be
labeled with the Canada label only.

Products in the below categories are required to have both the US and Canada law
labels on them:
   1. Filled Bedding
   2. Decorative Pillows
   3. Filled Furniture (Chairs)
   4. Sleeping bags
   5. Stuffed Toys

Stuffed padded, filled or quilted products including, but not limited to, the below
categories are required to have the Canadian law label on them only if they are
purchased for Canada Stores.
   1. Filled Clothing & Slippers
   2. All bags including, handbags, backpacks, messengers, lunch totes, totes, water bottle
      covers, wallets, etc. with padding
   3. Eye masks
   4. Hats and other accessories with stuffed features
   5. Headphones with padding
   6. Journals, notebooks, binders with padding
   7. Cosmetic cases, tech cases with padding

General Requirements for All Labels
  1. Labels must be securely affixed to the article.
  2. Labels should be in a conspicuous location so consumers can easily read the contents of
     the label.
  3. Labels for filled bedding, decorative pillows, filled furniture and sleeping bags will have
     two labels, US and Canadian, with the blank sides back to back with the required
     information facing out.
  4. Labels for stuffed toys can be printed with the US required information on one side and
     Canadian required information on the back side.
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    5. Size of label must meet the minimum sizes stated in the individual categories.
    6. Fiber content listed on law labels is the content for the filling only and should not be
       stated as a percent content. i.e. 100% Polyester (not correct), Polyester Fibres
       (Correct)
    7. Registration numbers must be current and renewed annually.
       • Only US Registration numbers should be listed on the US law label
       • Only Canadian Registration numbers should be listed on the Canadian law label

For more detailed information on the Ontario Upholstered & Stuffed Items Law Label and
Registration go to http://www.tssa.org/regulated/upholstered/Default.aspx

Note: Lab will visually assess the content but if cannot be determined chemical analysis will be
required. If samples are submitted and the New Material label for Canada is required but not
present, the test line and report will be rejected and the product cannot ship until the issue has
been resolved.

Metallic Yarn Analysis Protocol
Below are the minimum standards for metallic yarn analysis to be followed across all Ascena
brands. It is within the discretion of individual brands to broaden the scope of garments tested.

    Items to be tested
    • Metallic analysis should be done when:
    • The yarn in question is pre‐twisted with an “S” or “Z” twist
    • The garment contains multiple yarns, some of which are not twisted with metallic
    • Metallic analysis should not be done when:
    • The yarn is not pre‐twisted, including yarns plated or marled with metallic
    • The pre‐twisted metallic yarn only represents a section of the garment and not the chief
       weight
    • yarn, i.e. a thin metallic stripe or a patch of the garment

    Test report should include the following:
    • Number of resultant yarns
    • Fiber content of each piled yarn in resultant yarn
    • The number of piles in each piled yarn (should include pre‐twisted designation if
       applicable)
    • The relative weight by percentage of each of the yarns that comprise the fiber
    • Fiber content for FTC labeling and US Customs
    • Pre‐test by Vendor is not acceptable. Test must be done under Ascena following
       prescribed protocol.
    • Test must be performed on a production quality sample.

    Trade Compliance will require a copy of the metallic yarn analysis prior to assigning a
    classification as a metallic garment at a lower duty rate. Copies will either be retrieved
    directly from labs portal or through the Brand Product Integrity department.

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FAUX FUR LABELING – REQUIREMENT

For Apparel/Accessories if an item appears to be fur but is not, the label should clearly
state that it is “faux fur” and provide the actual material content.

For Footwear: Footwear does not usually require material content on the label. However, if an
item appears to be fur but is not, the label should clearly state that it is “faux fur” and provide
the actual material content.

Merchandise Affected

 Hats / Earmuffs                  Pants/Bottoms                             Jackets / Coats / Vests / Outerwear
 Gloves                           Dev / Fit Samples                         Shirts
 Scarves                          Jewelry                                   Skirts
 Belts                            Footwear

Exception:
The only exception is for handbags. This is due to the Federal Trade Commission definition of a
garment as wearing apparel. Wearing apparel refers to anything worn on and covers a person's
body. Since handbags are not intended to cover the body, they are therefore exempt.

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Tracking Labels for Children’s Products

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act requires that all product intended for the use
by children 12 years and under must include a “tracking label”. This label is required for
products manufactured after August 14, 2009.

All Justice product must be labeled with the following tracking information:
 Line 1 – Style number (6 digit)
 Line 2 – Factory ID number (4 digit)
 Line 3 – Month / Year of Initial Production

The above format is recommended to ensure legibility of the font size. Alternatively, it is also
acceptable to list the numeric information in a linear fashion, as long as it is legible.

Both formats are acceptable:

Sew in Label, printed on satin or paper in black ink;

                       3/8” sew space

                                            ½”
                                /
                                    5/8”

Printed or Sticker Label

                       901234 4444 0813

Tracking label information is required to be permanently affixed to the product to the extent
practical. General placement concerns for specific items are addressed below. For additional
guidance on see the Tech Package for the individual style.

 Placement Guidance for Children’s Tracking Label
 Apparel          • For products with heat transfer labels, the tracking information
                      must be incorporated into the “tagless” label format.
                  • For swimsuit product, tracking label should be attached under care
                      label.
                  • For FR (Flame Resistant) Sleepwear, the tracking label information
                      should go on the back of the FPU/GPU label.
                  • For TFS (Tight Fitting Sleepwear) the tracking label should be
                      attached under care label.
 Accessories      • Tracking label should be attached under care label or permanently
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                                   stamped on the item.
                              •    For packaged items such as socks, the tracking label should be
                                   placed on packaging.
                              •    If there is no care label, contact your technical designer for
                                   placement.
 Footwear                     •    Permanent stamp inside (closed toe shoes).
                              •    For flip-flops and gladiators tracking label information should be
                                   laced on adhesive sticker.
 Lifestyles                   •    Labeling should be permanently attached to the product itself,
 Jewelry                           when practical and to the outside packaging.
 Watches                      •    For products that permanent marks are not practical, a sticker with
 Hair                              the information should be attached to the product itself and to the
 Sunglasses                        packaging or marketing.
 Personal Care
 Toys

General Labeling Placement

Catherines & Lane Bryant product: Placement of all labeling for Catherines and Lane Bryant
is outlined in the Chapter 12 of the Charming Shoppes Vendor Partnership Manual. This
includes RN number, fiber content, and care instructions as well as COO. The current version
of The Vendor Partnership Manual is available at http://csivendorguide.com.

Justice product: Placement of all labeling including care instructions is addressed in the Tech
Package for the specific style.

maurices product: Placement of all labeling for maurices is outlined in the maurices Label
Placement Guide. This includes RN number, fiber content, and care instructions as well as
COO. The current version of Manual is available at http://vendors.maurices.com.

dressbarn product: Instructions for placement of all labeling for dressbarn is posted online at
http://ascenaretail.com, “vendors” tab, “Label and Identity Download Site” tab.

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Bilingual Content of Labels & Care Symbols (Justice / maurices)

Bilingual labeling requirements for some of the above information are in place for apparel,
accessories, and home textile products in addition to all USA labeling requirements. Precise
requirements in Canada differ depending on the labeling statute that takes precedence for the
specific product category. The following chart provides a guide as to what information must be
presented bilingually.

Product                   English                   English, only
Category                  followed by
                          French
                          (Canadian)
Apparel*                  • Generic name of        • CA number
Wigs                        each fiber             • Country of origin
Gloves*                   • Descriptive            • Care instructions – Must include Canadian Care Symbols or
Scarves*                    terms in fiber           comparable systems; ISO, ASTM, etc. exception: Children’s
Socks*                      content label;              Sleepwear
Tights*,                    “body”, “lining”       •    Marketing messages
Legwarmers*               • Product safety         •    Product claims
Armwarmers*                 warnings               •    Size information
Hats (except for            (including flame       •    Product instructions
  straw/felt)               retardancy)            •    Tracking Label – Justice only
Spa Wraps*                • Care                   •    Notes:
Cozy*                       instructions on             1. All products designated by an asterisk * require
Beach Towels*               children’s                     fiber content, COO, identity of dealer (RN).
Bedding*                    sleepwear                   2. Care instructions – All products except for
Decorative Pillows*                                        umbrellas, sleepover bags, gloves. Note: Industry
Sleepover Bags*                                            practice for bedding, towels. Required for others.
Umbrellas*                                              3. Hats, Wigs – COO, Identity of Mfg.
Shoes, Boots              • Made in COO            •    Declaration of Dealer Identity:
Slippers                    (English)/Fab.              Justice:
Handbags, Wallets            COO (French)               Distr. by/par Tween Brands
Luggage                     Note: Must                  New Albany, OH 43054
Belts                       follow postal               Toronto, ON L6T 3R5
Straw & Felt Hats           address at                  Maurices:
Eyemasks                    right.                      Distr. by/par Maurices
Tote Bags                 • Product identity            Duluth, MN 55802
Back Packs                  or functional               Toronto, ON M5H 2T4
Hair Accessories            use (if not             •   Identification of constituent materials for footwear, slippers
                             obvious; i.e.,         •   Tracking Label – Children’s only
                             sketch or              •   Note: Fiber content, care instructions not required.
                             picture on
                             packaging).

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Labeling of Filled Apparel Items

Down & Feathers: All down clothing must be labeled in accordance with the USA-2000
Labeling Standards – Down & Feather Products concerning the composition of the feather filling
materials (down, feathers, other components). Down-filled clothing must have a sewn in label
identifying the composition in a format consistent with the Uniform Law Label guidelines for
filled apparel. Manufacturing facilities must hold a sterilization permit number and all other
applicable registrations. All registrations must be kept current.

Fiberfill Product: While the USA-2000 Labeling Standards apply only to clothing containing
down and feathers, this is not the case in Canada. Items such as outerwear and vests
containing synthetic stuffing material are governed by provincial requirements in Ontario,
Manitoba, and Quebec. Manufacturers of all such apparel sold in Canada must be registered
with the appropriate authorities and registration must be renewed annually. In addition, the
stuffed item must contain a securely affixed label declaring the content of the filling and other
specified information. These requirements are similar for stuffed home textile items such as
pillows and bedding. Pillows and bedding require registration and labeling in both the USA and
Canada under two separate systems. While AGS can provide guidance, it is the responsibility of
the vendor to ensure all manufacturing facilities are in compliance with these rules.

Care Instructions

AGS is obligated to its customers to provide apparel & product care instructions which
appropriately reflect the customer’s lifestyle. In an attempt to meet the customers’ preference
for garments which can be laundered in the most practical way possible, it is preferred to use
machine washable and dryable care instructions whenever possible.

All care labels (except dry clean) must contain bleaching instructions. Use of “Do Not Bleach”
must have testing data showing both chlorine and non-chlorine bleach cannot be used. Use of
“Only Non-chlorine Bleach When Needed” must have testing data showing that chlorine bleach
cannot be used, but non-chlorine bleach is safe to use. If both chlorine and non- chlorine
bleach can be used, there is no need to mention a bleach instruction in the label.

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AGS Care Codes

AGS Care Codes were designed to create consistency in labeling and eliminate unnecessary
guesswork. Nominated testing facilities and all vendors must use the following codes. All care
instructions must contain care labeling symbols consistent with guidelines established by the
National Standard of Canada in addition to English instructions. Exception: Written care
instructions on children’s sleepwear must be bilingual (English followed by French).

   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN                        MACHINE WASHABLE
                                                                                        HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”                                 INSTRUCTIONS
ARG-001 (TWB-002)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-015 (TWB-012)
                                                                                      ARG-032 (TWB-014)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS                                     COLORS
                                                                                      ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                                                                      NEEDED
NEEDED                                     NEEDED
                                                                                      RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW                             TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-002
                                           ARG-016 (TWB-013)
TURN INSIDE OUT
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                ARG-033
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS                                     HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH
DO NOT BLEACH
                                           NEEDED                                     RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY                    DO NOT IRON
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED
                                           DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-003 (TWB-002A)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-017                                    ARG-034 (TWB-015)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                HAND WASH COLD
COLORS                                     COLORS                                     ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              NEEDED
NEEDED                                     NEEDED                                     TWIST WHILE DAMP
LINE DRY                                   LINE DRY                                   TUCK OR KNOT ENDS AND AIR DRY
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             DO NOT IRON                                DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-004                                                                               ARG-035 (TWB-003)
                                           ARG-019
TURN INSIDE OUT                                                                       HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           COLORS
COLORS                                                                                NEEDED
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
DO NOT BLEACH                                                                         RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           NEEDED
LINE DRY                                                                              WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED                                                        DO NOT WRING OR TWIST
                                           WARM IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION                                                             DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-005 (TWB-010)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-022                                    ARG-036 (TWB-017)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS                                     COLORS                                     ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH                              NEEDED
NEEDED                                     LINE DRY                                   LINE DRY
RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY                    WARM IRON IF NEEDED                        COOL IRON IF NEEDED
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED                                                        DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION

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                                                        MACHINE WASHABLE
GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN INSIDE OUT”                                                    HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
                                                          INSTRUCTIONS
                                                    ARG-023
ARG-007 (TWB-016)                                   MACHINE WASH COLD WITH
                                                                                      ARG-037
TURN INSIDE OUT                                     LIKE COLORS
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS                  ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH
                                                                                      DO NOT BLEACH
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED                WHEN NEEDED
                                                                                      LINE DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW                                      RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                                                                      COOL IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON                                         WARM IRON IF NEEDED

                                                    ARG-026 (TWB-006)
                                                    MACHINE WASH COLD WITH
ARG-009 (TWB-001)
                                                    LIKE COLORS
TURN INSIDE OUT
                                                    ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH
MACHINE WASH WARM WITH LIKE COLORS
                                                    WHEN NEEDED                       ARG- 040 (TWB-009)
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED
                                                    WHILE WET TWIST AND BRING         DRY CLEAN ONLY
TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                                    ENDS TOGETHER
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED
                                                    AIR DRY
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
                                                    DO NOT IRON
                                                    DO NOT DRY CLEAN
ARG-010 (TWB-008)                                   ARG-027 (TWB-011)
TURN INSIDE OUT                                     MACHINE WASH COLD                 ARG-041 (TWB-007)
MACHINE WASH WARM WITH LIKE COLORS                  SEPARATELY                        DAMP WIPE ONLY
USE DETERGENT ONLY                                  GENTLE CYCLE                      DO NOT WASH
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED                USE MILD DETERGENT                DO NOT BLEACH
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS                         DO NOT BLEACH                     DO NOT TUMBLE DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW                                      LINE DRY                          DO NOT IRON
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED                      DO NOT IRON                       DO NOT DRY CLEAN
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION                           DO NOT DRY CLEAN
ARG-011
TURN INSIDE OUT                                     ARG-028 (TWB-018)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS                  MACHINE WASH WARM
USE DETERGENT ONLY                                  GENTLE CYCLE
                                                                                      ARG-042
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED                WASH ONCE BEFORE USE
                                                                                      SPOT CLEAN ONLY
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS                         ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH
TUMBLE DRY LOW                                      WHEN NEEDED
WARM IRON ON REVERSE SIDE IF NEEDED                 TUMBLE DRY LOW
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-013                                             ARG-030
TURN INSIDE OUT                                     MACHINE WASH COLD WITH
MACHINE WASH WARM WITH LIKE COLORS                  LIKE COLORS
USE DETERGENT ONLY                                  DO NOT BLEACH
DO NOT BLEACH                                       WHILE WET TWIST AND BRING
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS                         ENDS TOGETHER
TUMBLE DRY LOW                                      AIR DRY
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED                      DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION                           DO NOT DRY CLEAN

ARG-014                                             ARG-046                           ARG-000 – WARNING STATEMENTS
TURN INSIDE OUT                                     MACHINE WASH COLD                 Use with care code, preceding care
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS                  SEPARATELY                        instructions.
USE DETERGENT ONLY                                  GENTLE CYCLE                      REMOVE PINS BEFORE WASHING
DO NOT BLEACH                                       ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH          REMOVE SASH BEFORE WASHING
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS                         WHEN NEEDED                       REMOVE BELT BEFORE WASHING

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                                                        MACHINE WASHABLE
GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN INSIDE OUT”                                                    HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
                                                          INSTRUCTIONS
TUMBLE DRY LOW                                      TUMBLE DRY LOW                    REMOVE NECKTIES BEFORE WASHING
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED                      COOL IRON IF NEEDED               REMOVE DECORATION BEFORE
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION                           DO NOT IRON ON                    WASHING
                                                    DECORATION                        REMOVE NECKLACE BEFORE WASHING
                                                                                      CLOSE FASTNERS BEFORE WASHING
                                                                                      TURN INSIDE OUT
                                                                                      RESHAPE FRINGE AFTER WASH
                                                                                      REMOVE SCARF BEFORE WASHING
                                                                                      REMOVE PATCH BEFORE WASHING

                                                    ARG-051
                                                    MACHINE WASH COLD WITH
                                                    LIKE COLORS
                                                    USE DETERGENT ONLY
                                                    DO NOT BLEACH
                                                    DO NOT USE FABRIC
                                                    SOFTENERS
                                                    TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                                    DO NOT IRON

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Catherines, Lane Bryant, dressbarn and maurices product: For market vendors where
fabric is not developed and approved by AGS and it is not possible to achieve acceptable
performance results utilizing machine washable and dryable care instructions; an alternative will
be evaluated through testing followed by Product Integrity dept. review. Approval to use the
alternative care instructions on the style will be provided by Product Integrity. The use of dry
clean instructions on a garment must be approved by specific brand Product Integrity prior to
submission for testing.

   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN                        MACHINE WASHABLE
                                                                                        HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”                                 INSTRUCTIONS
ARG-001 (TWB-002)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-015 (TWB-012)
                                                                                      ARG-032 (TWB-014)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS                                     COLORS
                                                                                      ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                                                                      NEEDED
NEEDED                                     NEEDED
                                                                                      RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW                             TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-002
                                           ARG-016 (TWB-013)
TURN INSIDE OUT
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                ARG-033
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS                                     HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH
DO NOT BLEACH
                                           NEEDED                                     RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY                    DO NOT IRON
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED
                                           DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-003 (TWB-002A)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-017                                    ARG-034 (TWB-015)
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                HAND WASH COLD
COLORS                                     COLORS                                     ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              NEEDED
NEEDED                                     NEEDED                                     TWIST WHILE DAMP
LINE DRY                                   LINE DRY                                   TUCK OR KNOT ENDS AND AIR DRY
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             DO NOT IRON                                DO NOT IRON
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-004
                                                                                      ARG-036 (TWB-017)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-018
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
COLORS                                     COLORS
                                                                                      NEEDED
DO NOT BLEACH                              DO NOT BLEACH
                                                                                      LINE DRY
LINE DRY                                   LINE DRY
                                                                                      COOL IRON IF NEEDED
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             DO NOT IRON
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION

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   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN                        MACHINE WASHABLE
                                                                                        HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”                                 INSTRUCTIONS
ARG-005 (TWB-010)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-019
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                ARG-037
COLORS                                     COLORS                                     HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH
NEEDED                                     NEEDED                                     LINE DRY
RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY                    TUMBLE DRY LOW                             COOL IRON IF NEEDED
WARM IRON ON REVERSE IF NEEDED             WARM IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
ARG-007 (TWB-016)
TURN INSIDE OUT                            ARG-020                                    ARG-038
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS                                     COLORS                                     ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH                              NEEDED
NEEDED                                     TUMBLE DRY LOW                             RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
TUMBLE DRY LOW                             WARM IRON IF NEEDED                        COOL IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON
                                           ARG-021
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                ARG-039
                                           COLORS                                     HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              DO NOT BLEACH
                                           NEEDED                                     RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           LINE DRY                                   COOL IRON IF NEEDED
                                           WARM IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-022
                                                                                      ARG-043
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
                                           COLORS
                                                                                      ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                                                                      NEEDED
                                           LINE DRY
                                                                                      LINE DRY
                                           WARM IRON IF NEEDED
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON
                                           ARG-023
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      ARG-044
                                           COLORS
                                                                                      HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                                                                      DO NOT BLEACH
                                           NEEDED
                                                                                      LINE DRY
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON
                                           WARM IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-024
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           WARM IRON IF NEEDED

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                                                                                      ARG-000 – WARNING STATEMENTS
                                                                                      USE WITH CARE CODE, PRECEDING
                                                                                      CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
                                           ARG-026 (TWB-006)
                                                                                      REMOVE PINS BEFORE WASHING
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      REMOVE SASH BEFORE WASHING
                                           COLORS
                                                                                      REMOVE BELT BEFORE WASHING
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                                                                      REMOVE NECKTIES BEFORE WASHING
                                           NEEDED
                                                                                      REMOVE DECORATION BEFORE
                                           WHILE WET TWIST AND BRING ENDS
                                                                                      WASHING
                                           TOGETHER
                                                                                      REMOVE NECKLACE BEFORE WASHING
                                           AIR DRY
                                                                                      CLOSE FASTNERS BEFORE WASHING
                                           DO NOT IRON
                                                                                      TURN INSIDE OUT
                                           DO NOT DRY CLEAN
                                                                                      RESHAPE FRINGE AFTER WASH
                                                                                      FOR BEST RESULTS, IRONING IS
                                                                                      RECOMMENDED

   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN                        MACHINE WASHABLE
                                                                                        HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”                                 INSTRUCTIONS
                                           ARG-027 (TWB-011)
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD SEPARATELY
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           USE MILD DETERGENT
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           LINE DRY
                                           DO NOT IRON
                                           DO NOT DRY CLEAN
                                           ARG-028 (TWB-018)
                                           MACHINE WASH WARM
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           WASH ONCE BEFORE USE
                                           ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           ARG-031
                                           MACHINE WASH WARM
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           WASH ONCE BEFORE USE
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           ARG-045
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           DO NOT IRON

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                 NEW                                     NEW
                                                                                                  NEW
   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN                        MACHINE WASHABLE
                                                                                        HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”                                 INSTRUCTIONS

ARG-114
                                                                                      ARG-117
TURN GARMENT INSIDE OUT                    ARG-101
                                                                                      TURN GARMENT INSIDE OUT
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                                                                      HAND WASH WITH LIKE COLORS
COLORS                                     COLORS
                                                                                      ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
GENTLE CYCLE                               ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                                                                      NEEDED
ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              NEEDED
                                                                                      RESHAPE, LAY FLAT TO DRY
NEEDED                                     TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                                                                      COOL IRON IF NEEDED
TUMBLE DRY LOW                             COOL IRON IF NEEDED
                                                                                      DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION
COOL IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION

ARG-115
                                           ARG-102
TURN GARMENT INSIDE OUT
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE                ARG-116
MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS                                     HAND WASH COLD SEPARATELY
COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE                               ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN              NEEDED
ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED                                     LINE DRY
NEEDED
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW                             COOL IRON IF NEEDED
LINE DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEED
COOL IRON IF NEEDED
DO NOT IRON ON DECORATION

                                           ARG-103
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-104
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           DO NOT IRON

                                           ARG-105
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           LINE DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-106
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           LINE DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This Manual contains information that is proprietary and confidential, and is intended for use solely
by Ascena Retail Group vendors for the production of The Company’s brand merchandise. It may not be used for any other
purpose. Any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. © 2013
Ascena Retail Group.
Ascena Program Guidance for Vendors
Version 5.0 September 2016                                                                                                  25

                                                         NEW
   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN
                                                   MACHINE WASHABLE                   HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”
                                                     INSTRUCTIONS

                                           ARG-107
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           LINE DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-108
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           LINE DRY
                                           DO NOT IRON

                                           ARG-109
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           LINE DRY
                                           DO NOT IRON

                                           ARG-110
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-111
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           RESHAPE LAY FLAT TO DRY
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

                                           ARG-112
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS
                                           ONLY NON CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN
                                           NEEDED
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This Manual contains information that is proprietary and confidential, and is intended for use solely
by Ascena Retail Group vendors for the production of The Company’s brand merchandise. It may not be used for any other
purpose. Any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. © 2013
Ascena Retail Group.
Ascena Program Guidance for Vendors
Version 5.0 September 2016                                                                                                  26

                                                         NEW
   GARMENTS REQUIRING “TURN
                                                   MACHINE WASHABLE                   HAND WASHABLE INSTRUCTIONS
         INSIDE OUT”
                                                     INSTRUCTIONS

                                           ARG-113
                                           MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE
                                           COLORS
                                           GENTLE CYCLE
                                           DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS
                                           DO NOT BLEACH
                                           TUMBLE DRY LOW
                                           COOL IRON IF NEEDED

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This Manual contains information that is proprietary and confidential, and is intended for use solely
by Ascena Retail Group vendors for the production of The Company’s brand merchandise. It may not be used for any other
purpose. Any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. © 2013
Ascena Retail Group.
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