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Textile Industry Workshop to focus on green challenges.

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January 5, 2011 - To be held in Baltimore, MD on January 31 of 2011, The Textile Industry and the Green Challenge: A Federal Trade Commission Perspective will focus on ideas and insights about U.S. FTC Green Guide as well as practices used to advertise textile products. Attendees will gain understanding about how use of environmental technology needs to be incorporated in commerce so consumers can be confident that what is being claimed is both truthful and substantiated.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM Textile Committee to Sponsor Workshop on the Green Challenge

Press release date: December 29, 2010

Laura Koss of Federal Trade Commission to Provide FTC Perspective W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles will sponsor a workshop, The Textile Industry and the Green Challenge: A Federal Trade Commission Perspective, on Tuesday Jan. 31, 2011, from Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT. The workshop will take place during the D13 standards development meetings, which will be held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Md. The workshop will provide a forum for textile product manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and advertisers to learn from Laura Koss, senior attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Information will focus on ideas and insights about the FTC's Green Guide and practices used to advertise textile products. The workshop will provide attendees with a better understanding about how the use of environmental technology needs to be incorporated in commerce so that consumers can be confident that what is being claimed is both truthful and substantiated. The workshop will include the presentation from Laura Koss followed by a question and answer/information sharing session, and a boxed lunch. The workshop fee is $25 USD for ASTM members and $35 USD for non-ASTM members. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required for this event. Click here to pre-register. For more information contact Jennifer Rodgers, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9694; jrodgers@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM Committee D13 Next Meeting: Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2011, January Committee Week, Baltimore, Md. Technical Contact: Vincent Diaz, Atlantic Thread & Supply Co., Baltimore, Md., Phone: 410-687-9424; vince@atlanticthread.com ASTM Staff Contact: Jennifer Rogers, Phone: 610-832-9694; jrodgers@astm.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org

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