Cracking the Care Label Code Webinar


Recorded June 28, 2018
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This presentation is an introduction to FTC Care Labelling rules and how they impact the retailer.  Test methods used to determine and verify care instructions, such as dimensional stability, colorfastness and skewing, interpretation of test results and possible corrective actions will be discussed.  A brief case study dissecting the testing process and basis for selection of appropriate care instructions will also be included.

Louann Spirito, SGS Consumer and Retail Services

Louann Spirito is US & Canada Softlines Business & Technical Louann_Spirito_photoHead at SGS, Consumer and Retail where she leads the US Technical, Sales and Account Manager Teams, and provides laboratory oversight.

She has a BS in Textiles from University of Rhode Island and over 20 years experience in the Textile and Apparel industries.

Louann previously worked for US Testing Company as a textile lab supervisor, she worked as Quality Assurance Manger for AMC and Calvin Klein, and was VP of Quality and Production at Frederick Atkins, a New York buying office.

Louann is an active member of AATCC and ASTM and sits on several technical committees in these associations.  She is also an active member of the Product Safety Committee of AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association) and has been closely involved with CPSIA.  She chairs the SGS Global Competency Support Center.

Louann is a frequent presenter at industry seminars and conducts training workshops for apparel and footwear testing.  She has contributed a chapter on Textile Testing to Birnbaum’s Global Guide to Material Sourcing / by David Birnbaum, as well as various articles on textiles and testing.



     AATCC Members*     Nonmembers
            Recorded Webinar               US$99           US$149
          * AATCC members, contact Kim Nicholson for “member discount” code