16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915 #00105 

Submission Number:
00105 
Commenter:
Bob Weaver
Organization:
Town & Country Cleaners
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915

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!