b'Light Fading: Check shoulders, underarms, and back ofWhoever chose to use a care procedure other than that garments for light areas. The dyes in some fabrics fadewhich was recommended is responsible for any damage due to exposure to sunlight or articial light. It usually willthatoccurs.Inordertoensurethecustomerclearly be a lighter shade, although a darker hue may also result.understandsthepotentialproblemsprovidethemwith Lightfadingwillonlyappearonthesideofthefabricsome written materialexposedtothelightsourceandnotontheback.Itcannot be restored satisfactorily to a uniform color. FlockedVelvetandFlockedPrintDesigns:Flocked velvetlooksandfeelslikeashortpilevelvet.Flocked print designs can be done in a patterned design or on theentirefabric.Thesetypesoffabricsaremadeby adhering bits of ber to a base fabric or applied to a lm that is then applied to a base fabric. Check the collar, cus, and pocket edges for signs of wear. If the ocking has started to rub o, these areas may be more evident after cleaning. If the adhesive softens and dissolves in drycleaning, bits of ber will come o leaving a glue stain Noticetheextensivesun-fadestreaksonthesegolfor the surface ock lm will separate and blister or peel.shorts.Theoriginalblackshadecanbeseenintheprotectedareas,suchastheinnerzipperapandthe underside of the legs. Fume Fading:Check for color changes at the hemline, shoulders, and sleeves. Fume fading normally occurs on garmentscontainingacetatebers,howeverother fabricsmayalsodevelopthisproblem.Inmostcases blue, green, gray, black, or purple garments will turn a reddish or pink color. The dyes are sensitive to nitrogen oxide gases found in air that have come in contact with aThis shirt lost color along and near the neck fold because heated surface such as a stove or furnace. The gasesof some typeof skin preparation used by the shirt owner. collect on the fabric as it is worn or stored in a closet and the color change eventually develops. It is accelerated in areasthataredampsuchasunderarms.TheheatofColor Loss on Shirt Collars: Check for discolorations or tumbledryingcanmakethecolorchangemoreunusual stains around the collar, especially on bright or apparent. dark color shirts. Color loss on the collar of colored shirts SolventSolubleDyes:Whenacustomerrequestsausually shows up as orange, pink, yellow or cream. Tests careprocessthatisdierentfromtherecommendedshow that the dyes are aected by contact with solutions procedure it is important that he or she understands thatcontainingalcohol,mildoxidizingagents,orconsof the color could be lost or damaged. Color loss or changeboth.Possiblesourcesincludeperfume,cologne,after-couldoccurwhengarmentswithwashinginstructionsshave lotions, acne creams, and other skin treatments. are drycleaned, for example. This may occur in the rstUnfortunately the damage may not be evident until the cleaning or be progressive. If the garment has dierentitemisdrycleanedorwashed.Thisisaconsumer colored trims or panels the color loss may occur only inproblem caused during use.one area of the garment.Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institutewww.MWDLI.org / 765-969-5745 6'