Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / FTC seeks public input in review of Textile Labeling rules
FTC seeks public input in review of Textile Labeling rules
04
Nov '11
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on its Textile Rules, which require that textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers in the product, the manufacturer or marketer name, and the country where the product was processed or manufactured. The FTC's Textile Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act.

The FTC last formally reviewed the Textile Rules in 1998. Since 1992, the FTC has reviewed all its rules and guides on a rotating basis to ensure they are up-to-date, effective, and not overly burdensome. The agency relies on input from the public, including consumers, businesses, advocates, industry experts and others, to help it decide whether rules and guides should be updated, left as is, or even rescinded.

In reviewing the Textile Rules, the FTC seeks comments on the benefits and costs of the rules, as well as whether the Commission should:
• modify the provision regarding generic names of manufactured fibers;
• clarify provisions for products containing elastic material and trimmings;
• address the use of multiple languages in required disclosures;
• clarify disclosure requirements for print and online advertising;
• clarify or reconsider the Rules' list of products excluded from the Textile Act;
• add or clarify terms in the Rules; and
• modify consumer and business education materials.

The FTC also seeks comment on the benefits and costs of the Textile Act's requirement that businesses use identification issued by the FTC under certain circumstances, and the extent to which retailers obtain guarantees for textile products and whether the extent or manner of textile importation indicates that the guarantee provisions of the Textile Rules and Act should be modified.

The Commission vote approving the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was 4-0. It is available on the FTC's website and as a link to this press release and will be published in the Federal Register soon. Instructions for filing comments appear in the Federal Register Notice. Comments must be received by January 3, 2012.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them.

Federal Trade Commission

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Indian currency crisis impacts global cotton market

The currency crisis in India, marked by insufficient supply of new...

Huang Wei from Fiber Raw Material Dept of Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding speaking at the Forum

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Huge potential for nylon consumption: Experts

There is huge potential for increase in nylon consumption said...

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2016

Aditya Birla Group to establish apparel unit in Odisha

Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd. (ABFRL) is establishing a new...

Interviews View All

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search