US: Comments sought on care labelling for clothing
As part of a regular review of its guidelines, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on its care labelling rule for clothing.
Manufacturers and importers are currently required to attach labels with care instructions for garments, so consumers have reliable instructions for washing, bleaching, drying and ironing their clothing.
But the FTC now wants input on the overall costs, benefits, and necessity of the care labelling rule, officially called the Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods.
It also wants feedback on whether it should modify a provision in the rule that permits the use of care symbols, and whether the rule should address the disclosure of care instructions in languages other than English or the practice of professional wet-cleaning.
Interested parties can submit their comments using the form found here.
- Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed
- Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models
- Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?
- Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production
- Pakistan industry seeks help to kickstart exports
- Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories
- Chinese manufacturer invests $20m in US facility
- Reebok Liquid Factory reinvents shoe production
- Gap to shutter all UK Banana Republic stores
- US Q3 in brief - Under Armour, VF Corp, Skechers
- Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Apparel (GLOBAL) - Industry Report
- Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020