The garment: A man s tan silk & wool blend suit jacket. The care label reads, Dryclean Only. There are no other care warnings and the International Cleanability Care Symbols correspond to the written words.
The problem: After proper professional drycleaning, as labeled, the bonding agent used to adhere the facings in local areas to the base fabric, such as at the lapel, cuffs, pocket flaps, etc., partially dissolved leached to the surface resulting in dark spots and thus objectionable appearance.
Who s responsible? The manufacturer, since a garment labeled as drycleanable must be able to withstand the recommended professional cleaning process.
What to do: This jacket should be returned to the place of purchase or manufacturer.
Reprinted from International Textile Analysis Labrotory’s HeadsUp for this garment, publication. Click here to download that document.