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  • Armani Collezioni

    Description of Garment: Blue Jacket Manufacturer: Armani Collezioni RN#: 103723 Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: The fabric contains metallic yarns. When this jacket was drycleaned as instructed by the care label (in Green Earth ® solvent), the metallic yarns shrank, causing the permanent distortion (wrinkling) of the fabric. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. The metallic yarns [...]

  • Armani Collezione

    Description of Garment: Black Striped Suit Manufacturer: Armani Collezioni RN#: Not available Care Label Instructions: Dryclean only Problem: This fabric contains spandex. When this suit was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the spandex yarns snapped, causing them to protrude onto the surface of the fabric. Responsibility: The manufacturer. The spandex yarns used in this fabric lack the [...]

  • Apple Bottom Dress

    Description of Garment: Black And White Dress Manufacturer: Apple Bottoms RN#: 113252 Care Label Instructions: ” Dry Clean Only”. Problem: When this dress was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white portion of the dress causing discolorations that cannot be corrected. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the solvent- soluble [...]

  • Anne Klein Suit

    Description of Garment: Beige Linen Suit Manufacturer: Anne Klein RN#: 50610 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 [...]

  • Anne Klein Dress

    Description of Garment: Black, Blue and White Dress Manufacturer: Anne Klein RN#: 54050 Care Label Instructions: ” Dry Clean” Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, both the black and blue dyestuffs became fugitive and migrated onto the white portion of the dress, causing discolorations that cannot be corrected. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the solvent-soluble nature [...]

  • Anna Sui

    Description of Garment: Black Dress w/ Metallic Powder Coating Manufacturer: Anna Sui RN#: Not Available Care Label Instructions: “Professionally Dryclean Only” Problem: This dress contains a striped design that was created by the application of a metallic powder to the fabric. The adhesive binder used to affix the metallic powder the fabric partially dissolved when [...]

  • Alice + Olivia Dress

    Description of Garment: Dress w/ Metallic Coating Manufacturer: Alice + Olivia RN#: 107677 Care Label Instructions: “Professional Dryclean Only” Problem: This dress contained a powdered metallic coating that was affixed to the fabric with an adhesive binder. When this dress was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the adhesive binder dissolved, resulting in the loss of the metallic [...]

  • Alice + Olivia

    Description of Garment: Black and White Dress Manufacturer: Alice + Olivia RN#: 107677 Care Label Instructions: “Professional Dry Clean” Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white fabric. This resulted in discolorations that could not be corrected. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. This dress proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned [...]

  • Albert Nipon Jacket

    Description of Garment: Jacket w/ Faux Leather Trim Manufacturer: Albert Nipon RN#: 99797 Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: This jacket is trimmed with an imitation leather fabric. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the imitation leather trim peeled and became tacky. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the soluble nature of the faux leather fabric, this jacket [...]

  • Akedemiks Coat

    Description of Garment: Beige Down Coat Manufacturer: akdmks (Akedemiks) RN#: Not available Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: This coat contains a polyester shell that is backed with a resinous coating that imparts water repellency to the garment. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the coating partially dissolved, resulting in the discoloration of the shell. Responsibility: The [...]