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Labels on Clothing

Federal law requires labeling on clothing. Manufacturers must specify what materials the clothing contains and include instructions on the care and cleaning of the clothing.

If you have followed the washing / dry cleaning instructions, and the item becomes damaged as a result, return the item to the retailer and ask for an exchange or refund.  If the retailer won’t cooperate, ask for the manufacturer’s name and address and write to them. Complaints may also be filed online with the Federal Trade Commission.

Phone: (202) 326-2222

See also “Dry Cleaning