The RN Databases contain the "Registered Identification Numbers"
[issued by the Federal Trade Commission since 1941 for the U. S. and by the
Competition Bureau in Canada] when businesses residing in their respective countries
are engaged in the manufacture, importing, distribution, or sale of textile, wool, or fur
products. Though not required, the number is placed on garments or products
to state true identify . Many companies acquire an RN and therefore these databases offer
basic information on existing and especially new companies.