Environmental & Odor-Control Claims, Fur, Leather & Down Marking & Labeling for Apparel, Bags, Footwear & Accessories
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Certain types of marketing claims for textile, apparel, bags, footwear and accessories are subject to special marking and labeling requirements overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These includes claims about environmentally friendly goods, recycled or renewable materials, genuine leather, fur, odor-elimination, down, etc. Join us for an in-depth look into the specifics of these requirements and strategies for effective compliance.
- Federal fur labeling requirements
- Elimination of de minimis value for fur labeling
- Federal leather labeling requirements
- Genuine vs imitation leather
- Down and feather product claims
- Eco-friendly, recycled, sustainable, renewable and other environmental claims
- Antimicrobial, antibacterial or odor-killing claims
- Treated articles exemption
- Enforcement and penalties
ELISE SHIBLES is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including NAFTA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations.