Legally and technically, bamboo fabric or fabric made of bamboo is rayon and must be labeled as such. The FTC will permit companies to label products as “rayon made from bamboo,” if one can prove it, as rayon can be made of wood, bamboo or even cotton linter
Bamboo Products Might Be Fake
Bamboo fabric has a host of advantages. It’s eco-friendly, soaks up moisture, feels super soft, and is beautiful when dyed. That’s why it’s increasingly used in clothing and home furnishing products.
Yet all too often, products advertised as being made from bamboo simply aren’t. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) invoked $1.3 million in penalties on Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, and Nordstrom for falsely advertising products as bamboo that weren’t. For example, socks and napkins were made from rayon from other materials rather than bamboo.
Lemberg Law is investigating companies that may be mislabeling products as bamboo. If you’ve bought bamboo products and suspect they’re fake, and are interested in potentially becoming a class action plaintiff in a false advertising lawsuit, we’d like to hear from you.
About the Author:
Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.