Submission Number: 00020
Received: 10/18/2012 4:28:56 PM
Commenter: Yatin Vora
Organization: Mesa North Cleaners
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
My comments are as follows:
1. All care labels to contain symbols for cleaning procedures.
2. Require placement of care label at one particular place for each type of garment.
3. Require every garment sold in the US to have a care label
4. Have manufacturer provide cautionary remarks to garmaents that have polyurethane coating or metallic fibers
5. Care labels should not fade over time.
6. Require a minimum font size with contrasting colors to make them readable
7. Instructions to have consistent organization, like list fibre content first, then cleaning method etc with symbols at the bottom.
8. Some garments have care instructions in many languages. Have them put instructions of one language on one label, and not mix them up.
9. Make the orientation consistent. Some start at the bottom of label and some start at where the label is attached to the garment.
10. No transparent labels.
11. Keep length of labels reasonably short. With multiple languages, the labels are very long.
12. Imprint on the fabric if possible. Does away with annoying rubbing against the skin.
13. Specify fabric on which the instructions are writte. Coarse polyester or nylon labels scratch against the skin.
14. If customer wants to remove the label, make it so it won't damage the garment.
15. If there are multiple labels, require English language to be at the top.
16. Require only symbols for care, and do away with words. Make it universal understandable.
17. Specify whether it can be wet cleaned.