Submission Number: 00031
Received: 8/16/2011 4:39:45 PM
Commenter: ALonso Corona
Organization: Greene's Cleaners, Inc
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
The impact to my business with the new ruling for carelabels is a positive one. On many occasions manufacturers will place a carelabel on a garment that is not processeable because the carelabel was considered for the material of the garment and not the decorative beading and trim. By altering a garment and adding beads or leather trim, no longer makes it possible to process it according to the care label used by the manufacturer.
By stressing the importance of a care label on a garment, it is more likely that a manufacturer will put the garment through the correct and necessary cleaning process before it is sold to retailers.
The new rulling and correct labeling will allow a drycleaner to correctly identify how a garment should be processed and not assume the cleaning procedure. The impact is a reduction in claims for damaged garments and customer retention.