The Federal Trade Commission has announced changes in rules of the Wool Act.

According to the, the changes to the Wool Rules have been approved and caught them up to date with recent changes that were made to the Textile Rules.

In January 2012, the commission encouraged the public to give their opinions on changes they feel are necessary for the Wool Rules. Manufacturers sent in comments, which the commission took into consideration and made a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing amendments to conform to the requirements of the Conforming Act and to align with the proposed amendments to the Textile Rules.”

The said, that the new rules “require that labels on wool products disclose the manufacturers or marketer’s name, the country where the product was processed or manufactured, and information about fiber content.”

There have been adjustments and amendments made five different times since it was first created in 1939. Some of the reasons amendments are made are, “to conform to the requirements of the Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming act,” and to “align with the amended rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act.”

Some other things incorporated with the rules, are adding the Wool Act’s explanation of for what cashmere and what fine wool is, and being more specific about what certain products contain.

This new role was voted on by the Federal Trade Commission, resulting in a 5-0 outcome in favor of changing them. The way changes in rules works is that 30 days after there is a public notice, the change will become effective.


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