August 4, 2006
August 4, 2006 - The U.S. House of Representatives took up Bill H.R. 4583, a bill to amend the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 to authorize specified variations for the average fiber diameter of specified wool products, including cashmere. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) reviewed the legislation with the sponsors of the bill and has no concerns with the language which will provide enforcement of labels on super wool fabrics.
"The reason for amending this bill is that textile firms were finding some companies using coarser wools in fabrics yet still labeling them as super fine wool," stated Peter Orwick, ASI executive director.