16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915
Dry cleaners use numerous cleaning procedures to care for garments. The care label provides invaluable information which helps dry cleaners determine the best cleaning procedure for a garment. Since all garments are different - different fabrics, different manufacturing processes, different dying processes, different ornamentation - determining the best cleaning procedure would be more of a guessing game if no information is provided about the garment. If cleaned incorrectly, the garment could be damaged resulting in dissatisfaction and inconvenience for the customer and unnecessary garment replacement expense for the dry cleaner. Without a care label, we would be forced to refuse many garments for fear of damaging the garment and incurring replacement expense. Please keep the Care Labeling Rule in effect.