Submission Number: 00010
Received: 10/15/2012 7:23:27 PM
Commenter: Elco Viezcas
Organization: Martinizing Dry Cleaning
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423 - Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”); Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
Consumers become easily confused about laundry and wetcleaning. With wetcleaning, you need special equipment and finishing techniques for the garments. Professional wetcleaning needs to be labeled to consumer to understand it is not wash or handwash or laundry. Professional wetcleaning means a professionally trained person knows how to do this.
Green Earth is a proven silicone cleaning solvent safe for the environment and people. It should be included in the list of cleaning solvents and/or you should use the GreenEarth symbol for cleaning.
Other examples of reasonable basis are: elastic, acetate, vinyl, silk, leather, metallic.
I like "dry clean only" for consumer garment safety. Consumers also need clarification of "Do NOT wash" and "Do NOT dryclean" when another method of cleaning is recommended. Consumers just don't understand limitations of textiles and we need to spell it out.