National Clothesline
August 2020
National Clothesline
What’s ahead for Clean? With less than
a year until the next Clean Show, Messe
Frankfurt says that attendees and
exhibitors can expect one thing from
them in the uncertain times ahead: they
will proceed with planning a live show
for next June as if it’s definitely going to
take place.
Steam to water. Bruce Grossman
analyzes the flow of steam and how the
water condensed from this steam
(condensate) is returned to the boiler.
Your job now. If you are looking for a
magic pill to get through these times,
James Peuster says it’s time to step up
your leadership role and be the light of
hope within your company.
Politics at work. What do you do when
politics invades the workplace, like
when employees are arguing over their
pins, tee shirts, masks, or other articles
of clothing that express political views?
Frank Kollman has advice.
Lessons learned. Throughout these
challenging times, we have learned
valuable lessons about how the world is
going to move forward and can position
ourselves for success says Peter Blake.
Time for review. With things just a bit
slow, this may be a good time to review
the principles and basics of spotting.
Dan Eisen leads the way.
Wet enough? Blown sleeves need
significantly more retained moisture
than hard-pressed sleeves, but your
defense against poor quality doesn’t
stop there. Don Desrosiers tells how to
retain critical moisture.
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The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to eliminate the care label rule, a nearly 50-year-old
regulation that requires garment manufacturers and importers to attach labels with care instructions on
drycleaning or washing, bleaching, drying, and ironing clothing.
The FTC said in its June 22 announcement that the rule may not be necessary to ensure that
manufacturers provide care instructions, may have failed to keep up with a dynamic marketplace, and
may negatively affect the development of new cleaning technologies and care symbol revisions.  
Full steam ahead
FTC eyes repeal of care label rule