16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915 #00011 

Submission Number:
00011 
Commenter:
Mike Sitz
Organization:
Holiday Cleaners, Inc.
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915

Care labels on most better garments seem to be accurate but on a lot of low quality garments, the care labels are a joke. Running a sample of each design through the recommended process(es) would show the problems. Frequently the trim such as beads, sequens, or printing is an issue because they won't withstand the recommended process. Another problem is dye bleed on garments made from several high contrast pieces of fabric. Adhesives used in the manufacture frequently cause issues by bleeding or releasing. The current labeling system seems to work if all manufacturers would use appropriate labels.