Bamboo Fabric or Rayon? Understanding The Difference

Have You Bought Products Labeled as Made From Bamboo?


Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

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.

Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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