Willliams-Sonoma is addressing concerns that some of its products that carry Made in the U.S.A. claims may not meet U.S. Federal Trade Commission standards for such labeling, the company has maintained.
The retailer issued a statement saying:
“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is proud of our family of brands and our many products that are Made in the U.S.A., including those handcrafted and manufactured in America with luxury imported materials, like Italian leather. We are committed to American manufacturing and the expansion of our Sutter Street manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Mississippi and California. We take the concerns raised in TINA’s letter very seriously and are conducting a thorough review of the allegations.”
The non-profit truthinadvertising.org, or TINA, alleged that it found 800 examples of claims on products carried by Williams-Sonoma banners that did not live up to its interpretation of the FTC’s “all or virtually all” standard for Made in the U.S.A. products.