U.S. revision of textile fibre products is using ISO standards
The American Federal Trade Commission will review the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fibre Act and the relevant trade organisations – among the National Textile Association – were invited to submit their comments
The comments made were for Generic Names and Definitions for Manufactured Fibres and the recommendation was that they should be updated to reflect the most recent version adopted by ISO International Standardisation Organisation in ISO Standard 2076:2010 in order to make use of generic fibre names established on universal science-based terminology. The entire supply chain would benefit because clear generally accepted definitions will remove certain trade barriers.
However the proposed fibre performance related hang tags and other not permanently affixed POS point of sale information should not be regulated because it would require information unavailable to fibre producers.
On the other hand the use of permanent content and care labels on apparel sold in America is beneficial to consumers, manufacturers and business in general, but the same information to appear on hang tags is considered non necessary from the viewpoint of the manufacturers. The permanent content and care labels on apparel should be used for fibre performance especially for innovative new fibre products but not on hang tags.