6.1.12 Trims and Decoration

The Federal Trade Commission has ruled that items attached to or made an integral part of a textile product, such as beads, sequins, sewn-on belts, linings, collars, ribbons, shoulder pads, and [...]


6.1.11 Stains

Discolorations resulting from accidental contact with a foreign substance are usually the responsibility of the wearer or user. This also applies to colorless substances such as sugar-containing [...]


6.1.10 Redeposition

Soil, dyes, and cleaning aids may be transferred to fabrics during laundering or drycleaning, causing white or light colored fabrics to become gray, yellow, or off-white. Laboratory tests for [...]


6.1.9 Holes, Tears, Cuts, and Abrasions

Holes, tears, cuts, and abrasion on fabrics are usually caused during use, though occasionally they can occur in the process of laundering or drycleaning. Holes caused by insects occur during [...]

0 Perspiration

Fading caused by perspiration is characterized by location on the garment, such as under the arms, across the shoulders, around the neck over the thighs, and around the waistline. Colors should [...]

0 Light Exposure

Light fading occurs in some articles from exposure to sunlight, fluorescent light, or any light with a high ultraviolet content, and is characterized by nonuniformity. Protected areas of the [...]

0 Heat

Permanent fading caused by the heat of drying, steam finishing, or ironing at temperatures appropriate to the fiber content of the fabric or care label instruction is considered a fault of the fabric.

0 Cleaning or Laundering

Loss of color by a cleaning process is characterized by a uniform color change because the action of solvent or water is uniformly distributed. An exception may be an article in which fabric from [...]

0 Chemicals

Chemical residues in fabric can cause fading. Household cleaning chemicals containing bleaches; cosmetics containing alcohol; medications, particularly acne medications containing benzoyl [...]

0 Atmospheric Gases

The two main atmospheric contaminants that affect colors are ozone and nitrous oxide. Fading from nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as fume fading. Acetate fabrics, especially blues and [...]

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