THIRD QUARTER 2018 33 During drycleaning, the blue stripe trim bleeds out into the lighter fabric, causing self-staining. NOT in Vogue There may be some difficulty processing the garments featured here. Members have indicated that the damage occurred even though these garments were cleaned according to the care label’s instructions. The garments shown are among the current top repeaters received in DLI’s International Textile Analysis Lab and are selected on the basis of the seasonality and timeliness of the problem. DLI has contacted these manufacturers to work with them on resolving these problems. The bottom portion of this bulletin details the status of this work. As these garments are currently on the market, however, and since we have seen repeated examples of damage, you may want to discuss these potential problems with your customers. Manufacturer: Antonio Melani RN: 58909 Manufacturer Contact Information: Dillards, Inc. Retailer, Importer, Wholesaler 1600 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72201 Ph. (800) 345-5273 Description: A white cotton/spandex blend dress with a polyester & spandex blend blue stripe trim. Care Instructions: The care label states: “dry clean only” and does have the corresponding International Code Symbol. Problem: During professional drycleaning, as labeled, a component of the blue dye in the trim bleeds, causing staining of the lighter colored fabric panels. Response: The customer service representative at Dillards stated they no longer sell this exact style dress but did acknowledge they have had some returns on other similar non-colorfast fabric trims and they will stand behind their products and satisfy customers with any defec- tive garments bought from them. Customers with newer dresses with any defects can return them to the store for an adjustment. By Jim Kirby, DLI Textile Analyst BULLE TIN NO. 130