Published on October 16th, 20190
Los Angeles-based BedHead Pajamas says its sleepwear allows its customers to “express themselves through a comical novelty or an elegant floral print.”
But recently it was how the company expressed itself that got it into trouble with the FTC.
According to an FTC closing letter dated Oct. 1, BedHead Pajamas made sweeping claims that its sleepwear was made in the USA without disclosing that the fabric used to manufacture the clothing was imported. However, the company appears to have cleaned up its act, stating on its website (emphasis ours):
In 1998, designer Renee Claire founded the boutique sleepwear brand known as BedHead Pajamas. Our brand is designed, cut and sewn in Los Angeles, with our flagship store being located in West Hollywood. We take pride in being made in the USA of imported luxurious fabrics.
Of note, the FTC examined the company’s made in the USA claims for potential violations of the Textile Products Identification Act, as opposed to its Made in USA standard, which is the legal tool that the agency normally uses to adjudicate made in the USA claims.
How the FTC enforces made in the USA claims has been a hot topic of late. Here’s our take on what the FTC can do to better protect consumers and promote fair competition.
Find more of our coverage on made in the USA claims here.