Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA hails FTC action on textile products labeling
AAFA hails FTC action on textile products labeling
18
Mar '14
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) final rule making on key updates to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The FTC adopted two proposals supported by AAFA and rejected one proposal opposed by AAFA.
 
"The labels on your clothes and shoes are one of the most important ways brands and retailers communicate with their consumers," said AAFA Executive Vice President Steve Lamar. "This announcement by the Federal Trade Commission is an important step in updating the guidelines for textile labeling standards in the United States.
 
These changes, for which AAFA has advocated, will help the U.S. apparel and footwear industry to remain competitive in the global marketplace and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens."
 
In May 2013, AAFA submitted comments (AAFA Comments | Joint Comments) to the FTC related to a proposal to amend the rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Rules). In the comments, AAFA supported the FTC's proposal to incorporate the updated International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2076 standard for generic names for manufactured fibers, thus allowing for greater harmonization across the global apparel industry. 
 
AAFA also supported a proposal to allow hang-tags to include performance information without requiring full fiber content disclosure, an issue initiated by AAFA and other organization in recent years. The FTC incorporated both of these important AAFA-supported changes in its final rule.
 
Furthermore, the FTC did not include in its final rule a proposal strongly opposed by AAFA which would have required annual renewal of continuing guaranties, a form completed by sellers to guaranty products are compliant with the law.
 
While these guaranties are an important part of the legal process, a requirement for annual renewal would have placed significant compliance costs on businesses without increasing the reliability of the guaranties.

American Apparel & Footwear Association

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Kering's consolidated revenue growth rises 31.2% in Q1

The consolidated revenue growth for luxury group Kering for the first ...

Courtesy: SKF

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

SKF brings predictive maintenance for machinery to India

SKF India, a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics,...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

CITA to add insufficiently available fabric in CAFTA-DR

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has ...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search