Anne Klein Suit
Posted on Friday, June 27th
Description of Garment:
Beige Linen Suit
Manufacturer: Anne Klein
Care Label Instructions: "Dry Clean Only"
Problem: When this suit was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, "dye crocking" occurred in various areas throughout the garment.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The dyestuffs "broke away" from the fabric due to the incomplete penetration of the fibers. The fading was more pronounced in the areas of the garment that received abrasion during wear (horizontal lines across the back, pockets, collar and cuffs), or bending and flexing during wear (faded horizontal lines across the elbow areas of the sleeves and shoulder areas)
Recommendation: If this suit fails when drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this garment, we suggest that a signed release of liability be obtained prior to its acceptance for processing. Since this condition may not be related to any specific solvent type, it is our opinion that this fabric will crock in any type of drycleaning solvent.
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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