Submission Number: 00019
Received: 8/5/2011 9:36:07 AM
Commenter: Robert King
Organization: B & C Cleaners
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
Responding to your request for input on the Care Label Rule, I offer the following:
There is positively a need for a care label in each garmnet manufactured. Every dry cleaner must have a point of reference to work from in order to clean a garment. Without the information provided on a care label, it would slow down the processing, lessen the options to clean it, shift the total responsibility for any problems encured over to the dry cleaner and lower overall customer satisfaction.
There is a great need to include information on the label about the option to professionally wetclean. The technology has now advanced to the point this provideds a positive option to the consumer and would give the dry cleaner an additional tool to clean a garment safely.
Another addition to the label that would be helpful in the type of dye method used. The ability to categorize dye types and methods in todays envoronment of imported garmnets would lessen the likelyhood of damaged garments and disgruntled customers. This responsibilty should rest squarely on the manufacturers shoulders.
Lastly, care labels only need to be printed in the language of the country inwhich the garment is exported to. This would save space on the label and allow more information to be proved to the consumer and dry cleaner.