have a suit that no longer matches after
drycleaning all the pieces in the same load. How can this be possible?
A: Many times, matching pieces of an outfit are actually sold
as separates. You buy a blue pair of slacks from one rack, a jacket, vest or skirt to complete the ensemble. These pieces
may now match in color but may not even be the same size. The main problem of
variances in colorfastness occurs due to the fact that these pieces are not
made from the same bolt of fabric. This can also happen in outfits sold
together as suits. The dye lots are different, thus the colorfastness may
vary and fading of each piece to different shades can occur during cleaning.
This could become noticeable after the first cleaning or after several
cleanings. The cleaner can’t prevent this type of fading.
these corresponding pieces may have different care labels, with one piece
suggesting drycleaning, while the other component piece says to wetclean. It is
the cleaner’s responsibility to follow the care instruction of each piece of an
outfit as labeled or he or she could be held responsible for any color changes