Metro Sportswear Winter Coat

The Garment:A red polyester & cotton blend “duck down” insulated coat with round black plastic snap trim. The care label reads, “Dry Clean Only” with corresponding International Cleanability Code Symbols to support the wording. The Problem:After drycleaning some of the black snaps are beginning to dissolve and stain areas of the fabric. The snaps are
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Kate Spade & Company Skirt

The Garment:A black cotton skirt with white irregular geometric print design. The care label simply reads, “Dry Clean-Remove belt”. There are no International cleanability care symbols. The Problem:After professional drycleaning the white print is fading out in many areas resulting in an objectionable appearance. In this case, further testing on a seam allowance that had
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Kay Unger Cocktail Dress

The Garment:A tan 2-pc. cocktail dress with a shiny gold surface finish all over. The fabric is an acrylic & nylon blend. The care label states to, “Dry Clean Only”. There are no International cleanability care symbols. The Problem:After drycleaning the dress the gold pigment surface finish dissolved resulting in objectionable fading and severe loss
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Ann Taylor Loft Dress

The Garment: A black, tan and cream dress made from a blend of polyester, rayon & spandex. The care label simply states: “dry clean” with the corresponding International Code Symbol. The Problem:Tests show that during proper professional drycleaning in any approved cleaning solution the black fabric dye bleeds, resulting in transfer of black color onto
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May 3, 2014 The Garment: A ladies black all-weather coat with fancy “logo” type silver buttons. The coat is made of polyester with a urethane inner film. The care label states: “professionally dry clean only” with no corresponding International Code Symbols. The Problem:During professional drycleaning, as labeled, the inner urethane coating lost its softening agent
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