Buying Cashmere? Avoid Pulled Wool


Subject:
Consumer Research & Advocacy , Consumer Education

Description:
This brief article alerts consumers to issues surrounding the labeling of cashmere ("ultra-fine wool, from the undercoat of the Cashmere ... goat") items. Also discusses the term "pashmina." "Some manufacturers use the term to describe an ultrafine cashmere fiber; others use it to describe a blend of cashmere and silk. An Indian word for cashmere, pashmina is not a legally recognized labeling term." Opens directly into a PDF file. From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Publisher:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/12/cashmere.pdf


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