A new US Food and Drug Administration ruling on tie-dyeing clothes may have allowed a new trend to proliferate, with some brands using dyeing to create the look of a woman’s outfit.
The FDA said Thursday that it would consider an industry complaint from the dyeing industry.
It said the products made with dyeing materials have been tested for safety, and its rules are consistent with what the agency has previously done.
A study from the National Dye Institute found that in the first nine months of 2015, the company behind the dye was responsible for 2.4 million pounds of products.
The dye industry has come under scrutiny after a spate of incidents in recent years, including a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in China that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of clothing.