Scores of this season's linen and linen-look garments have
been found to contain shatnez. The mixture of linen
and wool has been found even in garments with labels
attesting that the garment is 100% linen.
The Committee for Shatnez told Yated Ne'eman that one
may not rely upon a garment label. Every garment must be
tested. One also may not rely upon a store owners' word that
the garment is free of shatnez.
Garments containing shatnez have been found in
factories for women's clothing for the chareidi sector
throughout the Dan area, including Bnei Brak. The public must
be on the alert in order to avoid violating the serious
transgression of wearing a garment with shatnez.