Kortni Jeane’s jeans were washed in acid after a friend told her she’d found them washed out on the floor, and now she’s struggling to find the money to fix them.
In a video for The Age, Kortneis friend tells her how she bought jeans with a wash cloth in 2012.
“When I found them, they were washed out.
I was shocked, it was a new pair of jeans,” she said.
After she was contacted by the local council, they discovered the jeans had been left out for two weeks.
She told them the wash cloth was “an extremely sensitive chemical”.
“I told them that it’s very bad to leave acid in your jeans, but I thought it was best to just wash them anyway,” she told the news outlet.
They took the jeans to a specialist to check for damage, and Kortnes friend said the jeans were “absolutely amazing”.
She said it was only after the washing machine started working again that she noticed the damage.
“[I] felt the fabric had been washed out,” she recounted.
Kortneys friend said she would not wash her jeans again, but she would offer to send the jeans back if they were repaired.
A spokesperson for the council told the ABC that the jeans did have a wash stain, but were not damaged enough to need repairs.
The council also said it would investigate the incident and if necessary it would refund the $400 she paid.
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