Who is Responsible for the Garment that Bleeds the Color?

1. Is it the Manufacturer?

2. Is it the Consumer?

3. Is it the Dry-cleaners & Launderers?

Let me introduce these people in Garment Industry

1. Manufacturer – They are responsible to offer a product that should perform satisfactory throughout the life span of the garment.

2. Consumer – They use the garment.

3. Dry-cleaners & Launderers – They care the garment and uses various procedures like stain and spot removal process.

The Garment Manufacturer’s Confusion

When a garment is made, the manufacturer is always is confusion about two things.

On one hand, they need to create a garment that has a satisfactory life span.By satisfactory life span means that a particular garment that can be safely cleaned repeatedly without causing any color bleeding.

On the other hand, they need to create a garment that is cost effective and more pleasing to look.

In order to make more cost effective and more pleasing the manufacturer uses different pattern and dyes that are fashionable now days but these kind of garment can bleed color quickly.

Is the Manufacturers really responsible for Defects?

Because of the garment manufacturer’s confusion weather to give fashioned clothes more priority over the serviceable garment. It is still their responsibility to balance right dye on garment and make them serviceable.

Dye bleeding is the most common manufacturing defects due to which even consumers and dry-cleaners are held responsible.It is manufacturer responsibility to pre-wash garments before selling in the market.

Steps that you can take to manage the bleeding at you level

1. Buy Department Store Clothing – Buy the garment from stores but not on roads.Once you buy the garment follow the care label’s recommended for cleaning procedure.

2. Return Bleeding Clothes to the Retailer – Even if you buy a defected garment accidentally from the stores.Kindly return it. Most department stores have a policy of accepting returns with no questions asked and they will in turn get a refund from the manufacturer.

3. Know the Manufacturer – If returning the garment to the stores is not possible, you can contact the manufacturer directly.

4. Test the Garment for Bleeding before washing – Before cleaning a new garment, you should test the garment weather it is not going to bleed.

It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that their garments are made with fabrics that have been dyed properly, so if washings done according to instruction care label do not cause bleeding. If dye bleeding occurs in spite of your following the instructions on the care label, you can and should return it, to the manufacturer or retailer, and request a replacement or refund. Quality garments are made with dye that does not need to be set after it is purchased.

At last I feel return garments to the manufacturer that bleed too much and stop targeting consumer and dry-cleaners.

What do you feel?

Have you come across this disaster while doing your laundry?