Early warning sign: Test models of Joe Fresh’s polo shirts were discovered to be water soluble. (Photo: Grégoire Lannoy, flickr, CC-BY-20)
TORONTO—Ahead of the Pan Am games, Joe Fresh will need to give volunteers the shirt off its back. The clothier is on the hook after delivering a botched order of 60,000 polo-style uniforms.
“First it was the Bangladesh building collapse in 2013, and now these ongoing earthquakes in Nepal. We’re running out of options to produce cheap clothing in third-world locations,” said Joe Fresh manufacturing consultant, Giorgio Umberto. “We just can’t catch a break!”
The initial batch of shirts has issues with the Toronto 2015 logo coming off in the wash. The clothing label is expected to cover all replacement costs.
Umberto said any undistributed defective shirts will be sent to nations in need. “Heh,” laughed Umberto. “Wouldn’t it be funny if the person manufacturing the new shirts was wearing an old shirt? The world is a crazy place.”
Mooseclean’s asked when volunteers can expect to receive the new uniforms. Said Umberto, “The shirts are in the mail.”