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Cashmere Definition

THE WOOL PRODUCTS LABELING ACT OF 1939 - 15 U.S.C. 68

68b. Misbranded wool products

    (a) False identification; affixation of label, etc., contents

    A wool product shall be misbranded -

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      (6) In the case of a wool product stamped, tagged, labeled, or otherwise identified as cashmere, if--

        (A) such wool product is not the fine (dehaired) undercoat fibers produced by a cashmere goat (capra hircus laniger);

        (B) the average diameter of the fiber of such wool product exceeds 19 microns; or

        (C) such wool product contains more than 3 percent (by weight) of cashmere fibers with average diameters that exceed 30 microns.

        The average fiber diameter may be subject to a coefficient of variation around the mean that shall not exceed 24 percent.


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