Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rumor: Speedo Expert Headed to Lululemon to Solve Bleeding Issues

A friend recently told me she'd been told that lulu hired away a person from Speedo at great expense to help them solve their fabric bleeding issues. I'm glad to hear they are taking action to solve this issue. They should put some sort of open letter on their website letting people know the steps they're taking to fix things.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see they are taking responsibility for the issue, but they do need to let people know its being addressed if they want to remain in good standing with customers. I just don't think it's something that should be hidden from the public when bleeding is a well known issue.

Christie said...

I agree anon 11:07 AM.

Anonymous said...

I have a quick question to ask anyone that could answer, I am new to lululemon and I have been waiting to get a scoop neck in the FLASH color. I have been looking at the website everyday now and the day that they came out my size was sold out within mere hours! I am so upset right now does anyone know if they will be restocking the sizes? Or was this my only shot for it and must wait months for it again... I do not live near a store ( closest one would be 5 hours from where I live) thanks a bunch

Anonymous said...

Lululemon comes out with items once in a certain color typically... When it's gone, it's gone. You could check eBay or the lululemon exchange on Facebook. Lulu is re- releasing the flash color so they may come out with that color in other tanks soon, but most likely will not have a scoop neck.

Anonymous said...

If the flash Scoop hit stores, you might find someone through the swap boards who could find you one. Or you may find someone swapping/selling one.

Anonymous said...

flash is coming back...keep your eyes over the next several weeks

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if lulu will be making more items in wild lime? I saw only a few items. I have been patiently waiting for a SS or ls swiftly in wild lime.

yogibabe said...

OT-Hi everyone. Does anybody know what color is the Practice Freely tank on the website, disguised as heathered fossil/wee are from space white combo? It's the first picture, the girl's in a seated twist (variation of Ardha Matsyendrasana) , in the afore mentioned color, but it is darker. Looks like at least a Deep Coal wee are from space bra portion/deep coal body. Is this a new color? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I too have been waiting for Swiftly tees in Wild Lime. Would also LOVE a cross my heart bra in that color. Austrailia got those items, why didn't we?

Olivia said...

Good! I've been not wanting to spend giftcard money on them for a while now thanks to all the issues!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the bleeding issue, the best way for lululemon to stay "in good standing" with their customers is to openly address the issue. Making customers aware that they are taking complaints seriously and trying their best to remedy the bleeding problem is the best way to handle it. Honesty will always be the best policy. However, there are customers who continue to purchase items in spite of the bleeding problems and then complain about it. We all need do our part to put pressure on lululemon to solve the problem. A decrease in profits will always make a statement with the corporate hierarchy. No matter how "cute" a particular color is perceived to be, any items in that color are no longer functional if they bleed. Don't buy them until the bleeding problem has been proven to be solved. It's pretty simple.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone yet experienced a problem with UV or the Dazzle products bleeding?

Anonymous said...

How come Old navy, the Gap, and other retailers do not have the problem with bleeding? Lululemon is just plain cheap they were trying to cut corners.

What is worse is the attitude when someone brings something back, some sales people play dumb like they did not know the problem exists! One sales associate wears the items that has bleeding issues and says he/she does not have a problem with it so the customer should not too.

I am so turned off by this I have started to shop elsewhere it is cheaper and the quality is better.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Anonymous 6:05 AM. Hire an expert from Speedo at great expense? Why not just spend more money on better dyes and fabrics and quality control??

Anonymous said...

Anon @5:44: I have had no problem with my Dazzling items (speed shorts and CRB)... I even wore the CRB with a non-lulu white bra to test if it would bleed (onto something I didn't care about so much). I washed them both first before wear on cold delicate cycle and hung them to dry.

FWIW, I also have a flash free to be bra that I cared for this way that has not bled.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought the bleeding issue was the fault of my body's pH????!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Lulu HIRED someone to help them with their bleeding issues?? Ridiculous. Cheap, cheap dyes and fabrics. DUH.

Anonymous said...

They should hire a dermatologist instead.

Anonymous said...

It is not an issue of being cheap, it is an issue of using such bright colors on fabrics blended with Nylon... it is harder for nylon to fully hold onto such saturated, wonderful colors. The brights this year are 10x brighter than even those of last year and anyone who shops with lululemon knows the fabrics are of much higher quality than the old navy, gap, etc brands you are attempting to compare them to. Much easier to make a bright denim than a bright yoga crop. Its sheer engineering which requires the best of the best in all aspects, I think it's nice to see they are making the leaps necessary.

Anonymous said...

Though I agree with the above comment that saturated neon colors are hard to fix on fabric, color bleeding is still unacceptable on a $48 bra. And it's not impossible to make these fabrics colorfast. It's not even new territory, either for Lululemon or for athletic clothing manufacturers in general. I have several Pow Pink items from Lulu's 2009-10 line that have never bled. I have neon high-visibility running shirts from Brooks and Saucony; I've soaked those with sweat multiple times, and they've never bled. I have a pair of neon orange and white running shorts from Old Navy that were $10, and they've never bled either. If Old Navy can make colorfast neon running shorts for a fifth of the price, Lululemon has no excuse.