The garment: A black and white, striped dress made of 100% polyester. The care label states: professionally dry clean only with corresponding International Code Symbols. The symbols also indicate, do not wash.
The problem: During proper professional drycleaning of this dress the black dyed fabric sections bleed, resulting in transfer of black color onto the white stripe areas.
Whos responsible?: The manufacturer since the black stripe dye was not able to withstand professional drycleaning without adverse dye disturbance.
What to do: This dress should be returned to the retailer
Reprinted from International Textile Analysis Labrotory’s HeadsUp for this garment, publication. Click here to download that document.