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  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 4, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Hi all..

    Customer bought these tops a few weeks back (collected them anyway), they do the reach and wash pure water window cleaning… customer is claiming that the water has somehow stained them.. it’s filtered from tap water..

    I have my own idea’s but would like your theories please..

    TIA
    Hugh

    oh yeah, apparently his previous ‘cheapo Primarni’ polo’s he started with, in black, didn’t do this.


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  • David Wilde

    Member
    June 4, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I personally had this issue a few years back with my own clothing. In the end I discovered that it was my roll on deodorant reacting with sweat that caused it. Changing the deodorant instally stopped the problem.

    Not saying this is what’s happening here but is it possible some sort of detergent they use is reacting in the same way that my deodorant was?

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    My first thought was sweat, though the armpits aren’t manky. I have a landscape customer who sweats like a cart horse and his forest green shirts are yellow scrap inside 4 months as a result!!

    However, you mentioning deoderant… I wonder with all this hot weather if it might be sun tan lotion and sweat?

  • Karen White

    Member
    June 4, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Could it not be the soap or whatever they use in the water to clean the windows?

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

    It certainly looks like a sweat pattern. I would suggest he tries putting them in the washing machine

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 8:46 am
    quote Phill Fenton:

    It certainly looks like a sweat pattern. I would suggest he tries putting them in the washing machine

    It has been washed, smells nice!

    quote Karen White:

    Could it not be the soap or whatever they use in the water to clean the windows?

    They wash with "pure water" systems, filtered / de-ionised or something. no soap involved.

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I had something similar once.

    I left my washing on the line in the boiling sun once for a couple of days and it did something like this, not the same pattern but seeing as the black tops look brown, I would put money on it being sun related.

    I never left the clothes on the line again once they were dry, I learnt my lesson as some of the tops were expensive.

    I would like to get to the bottom of it so I would buy another top, wear it and wash it and see what happens.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Has your supplier not offered any reasons or support Hugh? Could possibly be that the shirt dye wasn’t fixed?

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm
    quote Kevin Mahoney:

    Has your supplier not offered any reasons or support Hugh? Could possibly be that the shirt dye wasn’t fixed?

    I’ll email them but, it’s highly unlikely they’ll admit to such and, if they do, they’ll only replace the garment and not cover the embroidery costs etc. Thought I’d ask here for opinions before doing so.

    H

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    June 5, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I could help if you like, got a twin head embroidery machine set up in my garage at home

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