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Disney Clothing-Mfg. H.I.S. Complaint - Disney 24 month outfit-first time washed apliques came off

Review by holmberg81 on 2011-10-30
SHALLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Purchased a Minney mouse red and black outfit for our granddaughter at Walmart. Followed washing instructions-wash inside out. Washed for her to wear first time, most of the apliques came off. What a terrible product. Possibly they should have them made in America.
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-10-30
Posted by spiderman2 on 2011-10-30:
did you contact them directly? I had that happen with an outfit from Gap when my son was little. They were concerned because the applique came part way off and it could be a chocking hazard. They replaced the shirt and send me a gift card too.
Posted by NutterButter on 2011-10-30:
Would you be willing to pay 5x the price for them to be made in America?
Posted by Nohandle on 2011-10-30:
I guess I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't wash a brand new garment before wearing. I like that crisp new smell. I will say, you can buy "Made in America" expensive garments and by golly many times they don't hold up either. So many are trying to compete price wise with other companies. I'll pay extra for a garment that I know will withstand washing; otherwise, I guess I'll just start shopping at garage sales for things someone has grown tired of.
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-10-30:
Because of dyes and chemicals, I ALWAYS wash new garments before wearing. Years ago, my skin was stained for days from a new pair of jeans I wore before washing.

I agree with the OP, washing should not have altered a BRAND NEW garment.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-10-30:
"Wash and wear" doesn't really apply to this garment. It's more like "Wash and watch part of it go down the drain".

I don't believe "Made in America" is necessarily the problem. Junk is made here too. What did the place that you bought it from say when you reported this?
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-10-30:
Nohandle, I don't wash clothes before wearing them either, and I've never had a problem, nor has anyone in my family. I, too, will pay extra for a garment that I think will hold up to washing, regardless of where it's made. I don't like when clothing loses its newness after being washed.

I did wash new clothes before putting them on my kids when they were babies. That's probably why the OP washed the outfit. The size was 24-month, but it could have been for a younger child.

Spiderman, that's a good point. It could be a choking hazard. I hope the OP contacts the company directly.
Posted by Nohandle on 2011-10-30:
I guess it depends on where someone shops as to washing beforehand. If it was laying on the floor at some discount place, I would. No doubt about that. I had an employee who told me she never wore a new garment before washing. It was right out of the shippers box with creases still in the fold, obviously never tried on by anyone else. She also didn't have a dye allergy.

A Halloween costume differs in my opinion. It's probably intended for one time use. I don't expect it's been tried on ever before. As far as appliques falling off after washing I expect they were glued on. That's an entirely different ballgame. Hand wash in cold water and pray for the best or have a glue gun handy. Even drycleaners won't guarantee the garment will look the same.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-10-30:
The only time I used to wash clothing was if it had creases in it when new.

I made the mistake of wearing unwashed jeans in a downpour once, and the blue bled into the shirt I had tucked into them.

The jeans these days are mostly prewashed, and I don't care about creases in my shirts anymore. If they had holes in them I might find that embarrassing.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-10-30:
I don't think it was a Halloween costume. I think it was regular clothes. I might try washing a costume after it was worn but not before, just in case it fell apart.

There are chemicals in fabrics, and I understand people not wanting them on their skin. But they haven't killed me yet, so I just keep doing what I've always done.

Yes, most jeans are prewashed, so I don't worry about the dye.

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