Submission Number: 00011
Received: 10/15/2012 8:06:52 PM
Commenter: Cathleen Brown
Organization: Martinizing Dry Cleaning
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423 - Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”); Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
Please take the following comments into earnest advisement. I work with consumers daily who do NOT understand garment care.
* Wetcleaning needs to be labeled PROFESSIONAL WETCLEANING or consumers will launder at home. Professional wetcleaning requires special know-how: techniques and equipment not found in a home setting. Customers will bring it to us to fix or back to the store if "wetcleaning" doesn't get defined.
* GreenEarth needs to be listed as acceptable solvent and GreenEarth symbol needs to be used. GreenEarth silicone is a proven dry-cleaning solvent that is safe to ALL users and environment. Keep ALL the solvents symbols and add GreenEarth. It is safer than perc. Include GreenEarth in the symbol for "no perc" solvents.
* Here are some more reasonable basis examples: silk, vinyl, metallic, elastic. also dyes can cause damage in wetcleaning, but NOT GreenEarth.
* Keep using "Dry Clean only" and "Do NOT dry clean". Use dry clean only and "do not wash" together. "Do NOT wash" can be used with both "Professional wetcleaning" (since consumers will be confused between home launder and wetclean) and "Dry Clean only". The more caution we can offer consumers, the better for them and for the manufacturers and care companies.