Submission Number: 00058
Received: 11/15/2012 4:24:43 PM
Commenter: Brian Hansen
Organization: Art Cleaners
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
As a dry cleaner for over 17 years people rely on the care labels provided. The dry cleaning industry relies on the care labels. There is great confusion about the proper care of clothes and fabrics. As a GreenEarth dry cleaner for over 10 years, the only non-petroleum related cleaning solvents are water and GreenEarth a silicone based solvent.
Care labels and care instructions need to be updated to show non-voc solvents, non-petroleum solvents.
The care label showing the circle with the P in it does not work any more for all dry cleaning. Distinction should be made for petroleum based dry cleaning solvents and non-petroleum solvents like silicone and water.