Calvin Klein Dress

The garment: A tan soft textured dress made of cotton, polyester & spandex. The dress has faux snakeskin ribbon trim at the collar and arm openings. The care label reads, “Machine Wash Cold Delicate-Tumble Dry Low-Warm Iron.” There are no International Cleanability Code care symbols. The problem: Many cleaners are opting to dryclean this dress
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Calvin Klein Ladies Jacket

Unfortunately, due to poor manufacturing of some garmets, they do not withstand the dry cleaning process well. It is crucial for the consumer to be aware of these problem pieces and if possible, refrain from purchasing them or hand wash them. Be advised that these items will say “dry clean only” on their tags, but
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Guess Polyester Dress

  The Garment:A ladies black polyester dress with a lace upper section made of nylon & spandex. The care label states: “dryclean” with no International code symbols. The Problem:During professional drycleaning the spandex stretch yarns in the lace areas were damaged and are now protruding through the fabric. The lace trim now appears “stringy” with
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Frequency of Dry or Wet Cleaning

There has been controversy over how often one should dryclean their clothes. Well-meaning tailors and men’s and ladies stores have been telling their clients not to clean their garments too often. This is and has been a misconception for many years; based on the idea that drycleaning will shorten the life of your garments. Nothing
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Tommy Bahama Shirt

The Garment:¬†Silk and silk/blend solid and print men’s sport shirts. Some fabrics are constructed with a plain weave, while others are a herringbone or jacquard design. We have also received garments made from knit fabrics. The solid colored shirts range from traditional red, black, and navy to popular colors such as coral, sky blue, bright
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Dillards Dress

The Garment:A white dress with blue stripe design made of cotton, polyester & spandex. The care label states: “dry clean only” with the corresponding International code symbol. The Problem:During drycleaning in hydrocarbon solution, the blue stripe fabric dye bleeds, resulting in uneven transfer of fugitive blue color onto the white fabric. Who’s Responsible?The manufacturer since
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Ralph Lauren Dress

The Garment:A Lauren by Ralph Lauren polyester & spandex blend dress with separate black and white panels. The care label states: “machine wash cold-only non-chlorine bleach-hang dry-warm iron if needed” with no International code symbols. The Problem:During professional wet cleaning, as labeled, the black fabric dye bleeds out a brownish component, resulting in uneven transfer
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Joor Access Dress

The Garment:A ladies dress with a black skirt and a white top with black leather ribbon trim. The fabric is a blend of rayon, nylon & spandex. The care label states: “Dry Clean Only” with corresponding International Code Symbols indicating regular drycleaning in any solvent. The Problem:During proper professional cleaning by any approved method, as
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Roberto Cavalli Dress

The Garment:A brown, white & black geo design dress with black leather ribbon trim. The fabric is made of silk. The care label states: “Dry Clean” with a corresponding International Code Symbol indicating regular drycleaning in any solvent. The Problem:During proper professional cleaning by any approved method, as labeled, the black leather trim dye bleeds,
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