Docket 9340, Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of The M Group, Inc., also doing business as Bamboosa, a corporation and Mindy Johnson, Michael Moore, and Morris Saintsing, individually and as members of the corporation #545078-00012

Submission Number:
545078-00012
Commenter:
Mr. Steven Le Roy
Organization:
Individual
State:
MN
Initiative Name:
Docket 9340, Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of The M Group, Inc., also doing business as Bamboosa, a corporation and Mindy Johnson, Michael Moore, and Morris Saintsing, individually and as members of the corporation

Sirs, In regard to your pursute of the company known as Bamboosa or the M group I do not understand your position. Bamboo makes a great soft feeling fabric. Now if bamboo has inherit properities so be it . What is the problem?? Life is full of alternitives for the public to choose! I like bamboo weather it comes from S.C. USA or overseas. If you keep up your pursuite you will close down anther USA plant. Have you looked at many garment lables lately??? Made almost in every country of the world except the USA!!! Now don't you think as intelegent apointed or elected officals that rely on tax payers to pay your saleries that it would be in your best interst to keep American jobs active here where they can pay your wages??? I ask you to reconcidor your actions and your reason for doing so in the first place. Bamboo is a great fabric and in this case bamboo is keeping additional jobs going in S.C. and creating additional sales all over the USA because of its fine qualty as a woven fabric. Thank you for your time. Remember people working pay taxes, taxes paid equal government jobs, government jobs means you all have the best health care in the world!! FTC'S Bamboo Smear Campaign Riddled with Deception By Corey Lynn on November 4, 2009 "Many of you have been following our posts regarding the Federal Trade Commission's claims on the bamboo textile industry. If you haven't, it would be in your best interest to start from the beginning with our first post, "FTC Bamboozles Public on Bamboo Fabric". By now, I think it goes without saying that the FTC is making claims and allegations without their own evidence, while crucifying four bamboo companies for not having enough conclusive evidence of their own. Kind of an oxymoron isn't it? The reason I chose the words "smear campaign" for this title is because it is rather appropriate given the language the FTC continues to use in their press releases when referencing the bamboo textile industry as "deceptive". In their consumer alerts, they formulate their sentences with words of mockery such as, "But when it comes to soft bamboo textiles, like shirts or sheets, there's a catch: they're actually rayon", leading consumers to believe that all rayon is one in the same. This is our government writing statements like this...not a magazine ad trying to squeeze out their competition. Notice the FTC's choice of words "they're actually rayon"? I highly recommend you review scientific test results on how different "bamboo rayon" is from "traditional rayon", in our post "FTC Claims Bamboo and Rayon Are One in The Same". This provides scientific evidence on only one characteristic that sets bamboo rayon apart from traditional rayon. We will be posting more scientific data over the upcoming weeks, so grab our rss feed to keep informed. The FTC goes even further out on a limb by stating bamboo is not biodegradable when in fact it is, as many other things are that the FTC disqualifies because they cannot decompose in a landfill which is where nearly all of U.S. trash is disposed. Again, a bit of an oxymoron no? By this very definition the FTC would not qualify fruits and vegetables as biodegradable either. I think the icing on the cake is their talent for creating an illusion that bamboo is not eco friendly. They go on and on about "false green claims" and yet at no point do they make recognition to the fact that bamboo is THE most renewable, sustainable, pesticide free, herbicide free, water free (no need to water for harvesting) woody plant in the world! Aside from providing people with shelter, food, medicine and products for centuries, it literally removes CO2 from the atmosphere and produces over 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. Not only that, did you know it can be used for providing soil stability due to it's incredible root system? All sounds pretty good for helping to prevent deforestation huh? But the FTC doesn't want you to know about these incredible