Loss Of Surface Design
What is the problem?
What does loss of surface design look like?
What caused loss of surface design?
In the case of the removal of the attached design, the adhesive or similar bonding agent lacked resistance to solvent and dissolved. Also, some surface designs or pigments are not resistant to solvents. Overall, this will bleed or fade out during the acceptable cleaning procedure.
Can this become prevented?
It’s the responsibility of the manufacturer to select decorative trim for a garment. And, the methods used to adhere the design to the base fabric that will withstand the suggested care procedure as instructed by the manufacturers care label.
Therefore, the dry cleaner would have no cause to suspect that a garment containing a label which recommends dry-cleaning would contain any component parts that lacked acceptable serviceability.
Who is responsible?
The manufacturer is responsible for loss of surface design. It’s highly advised and recommended that the dry cleaner follows the instructions given on the care label of the clothing. Therefore, all designs and trim attached to the garment must be able to withstand the suggested cleaning process.
Is there a remedy?
Unfortunately, there is no remedy for loss of surface design. It’s not possible to restore or recolor these designs after they have been dissolved, removed, or have lost their original shade of color during the dry cleaning process.