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Here are a few computer security basics to help your company, even if you’re the only employee. If you have employees, train them to follow these tips. If you collect any consumer information, also check out our advice about protecting personal information.
When managing your network, developing an app, or even organizing paper files, sound security is no accident. Companies that consider security from the start assess their options and make reasonable choices based on the nature of their business and the sensitivity of the information...
Garment labels give consumers important purchasing information. If you manufacture, import or sell fur garments — whether coats, capes, stoles or parkas — you must comply with the labeling requirements under the Fur Products Labeling Act (FPLA). This guidance explains the FPLA’s...
General Advertising Policies
Under the FTC Act, advertising claims about feather and down products must be truthful, non-deceptive, and substantiated. Some states also have their own laws that deal specifically with feather and down products.
According to the FTC, an ad is deceptive...
Here come the bride-to-be and bridesmaids, shopping for the perfect dresses for the big day. They may look first at a gown’s style and price, but they’ll also check the manufacturer, fiber content, country of origin and care instructions. This is required information that can help...
Cashmere. The very word evokes images of luxury, warmth and softness. The ultra-fine wool, from the undercoat of the Cashmere (or Kashmir) goat, is indeed a premium fiber that generally commands a much higher price than sheep's wool.
If you advertise or sell clothing or household items containing cotton, the product labels must reflect the fabric content accurately. So say the Textile Act and Rules, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. The Textile Act and Rules cover fibers, yarns and fabrics, and household...
Who's Covered and Who's Not
Textile Products: What's Covered and What's Not
Wool Products: What's Covered and What's Not
Exceptions to the Fiber Disclosure Requirement
Table of Contents
Complying with the Rule
Writing Care Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
General Environmental Benefit Claims
Marketers should not make broad, unqualified general environmental benefit claims like "green" or "eco-friendly." Broad claims are difficult to substantiate, if not impossible.
Marketers should qualify general claims with specific environmental...
Marketers looking to provide more environmentally friendly choices to consumers may have heard about bamboo, which has been recognized for its ability to grow quickly with little or no need for pesticides. But when it comes to textile products made from bamboo, that’s not the whole...
Slip Showing? Federal Law Requires All Businesses to Truncate Credit Card Information on Receipts