What to do NOW!


Black & White, Long Halter Neck, fabric ACETATO
Made by Italian Label List

As the label didn’t say DRY CLEAN ONLY I purchased the dress.
(I NEVER BUY CLOTHES THAT HAVE TO BE DRY CLEANED ONLY). The dress got soiled when on the dance floor as the style was that which trailed the floor. I tested the fabic first as to ‘colour-run’ by first soaking in a very weak solution of washing powder in a bucket the very bottom of the dress. All was well! No colour run at all. I then placed the dress in a large wash bag and put it in my front loader washing machine on a ‘delicate’ wash. To my horror some of the black ran! I am so shocked as I wouldn’t have expected this fabric or Label to do this. Can you advise me what I can do to rectifiy the problem? Is there any thing I can put on the fabric? I did purchase the dress while overseas in Cyprus. My husband is working there and is going to get me the details of the shop that I purchsed the dress from so that I can inform them of the problem. Any advise would be much appreciated.


One Response to “What to do NOW!”

  1. Judith says:

    Joy, you did everything right, you checked the care label and it didn’t say dry clean only.  There may not be anything you can do to rectify the problem of the dye running but as I said in my first reply, take it back to the store where you purchased it and see if they have a solution.  You can’t be the only one who purchased this dress and had this problem. 

    Please let us know what the shop in Cyprus told your husband.