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Old 4 Weeks Ago Jan 25, 2020 6:24:50 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I've been doing discharge for a little while now and have had pretty good success so far, however I just had a client return some shirts because they seemed to have some weird "tears" in the fabric. The way he described it sounded like a manufacturer's defect (Gildan softstyles 100%), like it was a little threadbare in spots. However when I got them back I did a little stress test on the shirts and they tear really easily. I have some thin shirts (BC, District, Anvil 100% cotton) and none of them tear this easily.



The tearing happens most easily in the printed areas, but it also happens in totally separate parts of the shirt with no printing anywhere close.



I'm wondering if this is a weakening of the fabric from the caustic nature of the discharge, and if so why would it be effecting parts of the shirt with no print. Very strange and I'm a little stumped despite my common sense telling me it's just from the high heat and discharge.


Tested some BC 100% cotton shirts that I discharged for someone else and they seem totally fine.



Any input?
 
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gildan shirts (the cheaper ones) are of poor quality clothing ...
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