16 CFR Part 423; Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended #00010

Submission Number:
00010
Commenter:
Aleser Yaz
State:
California
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 423; Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended
Matter Number:

R511915

With respect to the clear labeling and preset definition of the words of "post consumer" "environmentally friendly" has resulted in severe allergic reactions to apparel particularly under garments which has been extremely misleading. One example of this has been the "Hanes Post Consumer Friendly Premium Active-wears i.e. Sweaters, Jogging Pants,....". Consideration must be taken in particular when the process of refinement of the materials which are utilized in the garments aren't from Continental United States due to the standards of polymers and recyclablility of originating country which the good has been processed in. Even though there might be some omissions with regards to COTTON but time and manufacturing practices has set a clear concise precedence in regards to general care of the garment itself. However this simple process of labeling items as "OTHER" which was clearly meant as competitiveness guidelines set forth has been grossly misused to an extent of products having more than %20 of it labeled as "OTHER". So in fact not only does not deceive the consumer but may have the potential of causing irreversible reactions with ones body not knowing the content of the mere content itself. Finally I urge the roundtable to consider and review simple manufacturing processes which if not curtailed may not only have economic impacts, but also physical ones as well.