The fastening tape is for use on a disposable absorbent garment and comprises a first substrate 16 and an interlocking material 18 attached to said first substrate. The interlocking material extends across the width of the fastening tape, and is longitudinally spaced from both transverse edges of the fastening tape. Also disclosed is a process for manufacturing the fastening tape. The process involves providing a continuous length of an interlocking material having a width and travelling in a first direction. The interlocking material is attached to a first substrate to form a composite. The composite is then cut along a second direction to form fastening tapes suitable for attachment on a disposable absorbent garment. The second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.