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'Garment brands misrepresenting facts' - Consumer body
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Jan '12
A survey has revealed that producers and retailers do not reveal the heating elements in heat generating garments.

Consumers Foundation which reviewed 10 pieces of heat generating garments of various brands found that 60 percent of these did not reveal the heating elements. Brands which did not reveal details are Lativ, OB, Uniqlo, Muji and Illori.

These brands also claim that these garments have gone through safety tests, but details of these tests are not made available to consumers. These brands are Lativ, OB and Illori.

One of the brands calls “Modal” and “Tencel” fibres used in the garments as heat generating fibres, whereas they actually have very good moisture absorption properties, CF said.

Upon further review, CF found that the garment of the same brand, should not be advertised as a heated garment at all, as the shirt releases no heat of its own. The product works by trapping infrared waves, said CF.

The women's HeatUp, OB smart shirt, and Muji women's shirt are advertised as organic, but are not 100 percent organic, CF found.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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