Submission Number: 00049
Received: 8/18/2011 9:57:06 PM
Commenter: Everett Childers
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
For many years the drycleaners of the United States have tolerated the care labels that are allowing many manufacturers and importers to attach silly, erroneous amd nonsensical labels on garments. "Dryclean Only exclusive of Trim", "Wash, Wring and drag behind a car at forty miles per hour", "Do not wash, Do not Dryclean" are some that come to mind.
Wetcleaning has been growing every year and began due to requests of the EPA and various environmental groups, yet we still have no care label for this growing method of servicing garments.
Many in the textile cleaning industry would like to see accurate labels, with care instructions and fiber content on each wearable garment. Wetcleaning labels need to be encorporated and the official language of the US is English and no other language is necessary on a label. Violations of care labeling should be prosecuted and press releases furnished to the national press in order to discourage cute or inaccurate labels.