*The Cleaner and the consumer are in a very similar situation by the fact that all the above mentioned problems show up more accentuated after cleaning and there is nothing that either of them can do about it , except for referring to the manufacturer.
* Cleaners should have a comprehensive knowledge of the characteristics & sensitivities of different leathers. The cleaning process has to balance a reasonable cleanliness result, with the safety of the skin, its color and oil balance. The process will often improve appearance of the garment by compensating for deterioration due to exposure to the elements.( enriching colors, oiling the leather ect…)
*Cleaners have to follow manufacturers cleaning instructions and the garment should perform satisfactorily, providing cleaning instructions are correct
*Consumers should be more educated when purchasing the garment , and should have reasonable expectations in respect to durability and quality of the leather they are buying. Meaning that a motor cycle jacket cannot be soft , a pig skin can not be plush and a thin soft suede cannot be durable.
*Consumers should be aware of presence of imperfections in new garments and should check for them at point of purchase .
*Correct storage of suede and leather garments is very important to their longevity. Pollution, humidity and light , have severe detrimental affects on leather and suede.
*Over wearing a garment and lack of maintenance will permanently damage it.
.* In Summary
A large amount of common problems can be avoided, by encouraging manufacturers to test their products prior to releasing new fashion lines. It is in our interest to have high standards of manufacturing and serviceability of garments to protect both us and the consumer. That is why our company provides testing services, for a minimal charge, which are very comprehensive , as we have at our disposal all three cleaning mediums , perchlorethylene , hydrocarbon , and wet cleaning . In Australia we have one of the highest manufacturing standard requirements. Therefore we cannot emphasize enough the importance of purchasing garments in Australia . That is , if the consumer wants to be assured of high quality , serviceability and protection of the Australian standards. “ Buy Australian” is not only a logo , but has important practical implications .
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