Living on the edge, breaking the rules.
October 30, 2011 6:41 PM Subscribe
LaundryFilter: dry cleaning only? Really? How about...
posted by VikingSword to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Having noticed that the more expensive designer clothes mostly tend to say "dry cleaning only", I wonder if that's just a function of them being extra careful, or if one can violate this rule and not turn the clothes into rags.
Concretely: I have an item that's composed of 62% rayon and 38% cotton. It says "Dry Cleaning Only". What would happen if I hand washed it in cold water and then let it dry on a rack? Would I go to prison for the rest of my life for ruining the this garb or can I just get off with a warning?
Are there some other factors besides fabric composition that determine this, such as the fabric is treated in some way, or textured in some way or...