About The Webinar

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.

Key Topics

  • 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


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Elise Shibles

Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. 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, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 



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