Zegna Sport Coat
Posted on Friday, February 15th
Description of Garment:
Manufacturer: Zegna Sport
Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only
Problem: The fabric consists of a polyester face fabric that is foam bonded to a tricot
backing, using polyurethane as the bonding agent. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the polyurethane foam dissolved resulting in the separation and subsequent distortion of the fabric.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This jacket failed when drycleaned according to the care label instructions. This was due to the solubility of the polyurethane bonding agent in standard drycleaning solvent.
Recommendation: If this jacket fails when drycleaned in accordance with it's care label instructions, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Advise the customer of the potential serviceability issue concerning this garment. We recommend that a signed release of liability be obtained prior to accepting this jacket for processing. We have no data concerning the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvents.
The NCA's Garment Analysis Laboratory examines thousands of garments every year for serviceability and FTC care labeling accuracy. The featured garment is a recurring item received for evaluation and, in testing, has failed to meet minimum industry standards. We have included the name or trade name of the fabric, the manufacturer, the RN number, if available, and a brief description of the problem.
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