Loss Of Pleats
What is the problem?
What does loss of pleats look like?
What caused loss of pleats?
An absence or failure of resin or surface finish applied to the fabric to retain the pleats may have caused the problem. In garments containing synthetic fibers, a lack of sufficient heat and pressure during the original pleating process may result in this problem. In other cases, a failure or deterioration of the fusible stabilizing material adhered to the reverse side of a natural or synthetic pleated garment panel will also result in an opening or removal of the them.
Can loss of pleats become prevented?
Yes, the proper application of resins or finishes, sufficient heat setting methods and/ or proper adhesions of the fusible stabilizing material during manufacturing.
The opening or softening of the pleats can become lessened by cleaning the article in a net bag on a short cycle. The application of moisture should become minimized.
Who is responsible?
The manufacturer of the garment is responsible for insuring that the proper methods become employed to prevent a loss of pleats.
Is there a remedy?
Re-pleating can be a fairly difficult process and sometimes virtually impossible. However, you must always make an attempt. Of course, we’re here to help with that.