The best laid schemes...*

a friend recently washed a new dress.
100% cotton.
she let it air dry.
now she has a new top.

when a new item disappoints, do you blame yourself, or do you blame the manufacturer/retailer/designer?

(*Gang aft agley - from "To a mouse" - r. burns)

8 comments:

Songy said...

I'd take it back as long as your friend followed the instruction properly....that's not on.

cybill said...

I blame the manufacturer. It makes me furious when clothes cannot withstand being washed or worn. Clothes with those tags that say 'delicate material, don't wear jewellery because it snags easily' particularly annoy me - whats the point?!

Betty said...

Absolutely, blame the manufacturer. They should have done a shrinkage test on the fabric. And cotton fabric should be washable unless there is a special non-washable finish on it. No excuses here.

-h of candid cool said...

100% cotton!! if she followed the tag's instructions...that's the manufacturer's fault.

Sal said...

Usually myself. If it's a washing/care error, that's all me. And even if it's quality, I always feel like I should've been more vigilant in my examination of the garment.

P.S. Eddie Izzard does a fabulous bit about the best laid plans of mice. Please listen/watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVmV7uy8Xqk

enc said...

I'm sorry to hear of your friend's episode with the dress/top.

This has happened to me. I hold the manufacturer/designer responsible. I'll never know why they don't launder launder-able fabrics BEFORE they use them in manufacturing. Sheesh.

fashionaddict said...

The easiest thing to do is to back to the retailer and nicely ask for an exchange/refund/credit note. Because it's really the the designer and/or manufacturer's fault so I don't see a point in taking it out on a poor sales assistant.

The designer should remember he/she is designing that will need washing so he/she shouldn't use a fabric that will go funny on you. And the manufacturer should know better too.

But sometimes, it just pure bad luck to end up with the freaky one of the lot, in which case the exchange/refund/credit note should help restore some good will...

K.Line said...

I blame the universe. And then I kick some hell at the point of purchase. :-)