I have a client who says our black trenchcoat that she purchased (that we make by hand) has been transferring dark color onto her white blouse that she wore once. I’m inclined to think it is because her under arm sweat or deodorant is oxidizing with the color and fabric of the trenchcoat while wearing. It’s a synthetic textile mixed with cotton but we’ve not ever had this problem before with any of our garments and we’ve been making clothes for 10 years. Any suggestions?
Do you think there might have been a change to the material that you purchase from your supplier? Maybe the way that it is dyed? Have you tried testing the material yourself to see if you can recreate the colour transfer? Is the transfer only occurring in the armpit area? A material should be able to withstand some sweat without bleeding.
Updated on November 7, 2019
By C L Mitchell