Submission Number: 00105
Received: 9/6/2011 11:24:10 AM
Commenter: Bob Weaver
Organization: Town & Country 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
I would encourage the Federal Trade Commission to continue to require that garments have care labels. As the owner of a dry cleaners, the lack of care labels would be detrimental to my business. When insturctions are on a garment, I can determine what cleaning method would be most beneficial to the garment itself and of course to my customer.
Not having a care label would require countless hours of testing fabrics and would result in damaged garments on a daily basis. Not only is it necessary for my business but consumers who clean their clothes at home would be at a severe disadvantage as well. They would not know which home cleaning products would be safe to use on their clothes.
I believe the lack of a care label would result in inferior quality on many garments purchased by consumers. Manufactures should test and provide instructions on all of the garments they sell to the public.
Again, I encourage you to KEEP THE CARE LABELS!