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.