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« on: September 25, 2013 08:29:13 AM »

Hi everyone!

I'm researching selling vintage clothing online and in-person via craft and art fairs, festivals, etc. One question I had:

I have a dog and cat-friendly home. I keep everything clean, but I'm concerned about the occasional dander and those with allergies. Should I put a disclaimer online regarding this? How would I put a disclaimer at a fair/festival? Would a sign work?

I've bought items online for several years, dealt with dozens of people, and have only seen a disclaimer one or twice. Washing items before selling may not be an option (some still have tags attached). In addition, it's vintage clothing, so I have no idea where it could have been in the past 20 years.

However, I have a death fear of lawsuits, and I'd hate myself forever if I caused illness to another person.

I found an old similar thread, and I know I'm opening up a can of worms here, but I'd like some advice regarding this. Thanks so much!
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013 11:39:47 AM »

It would seem to me that anyone who would have a serious reaction to a tiny amount of animal dander would just know to stay away from vintage clothing. I personally wouldn't worry about it too much if you can keep the clothing in containers or another room or something.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013 04:35:06 AM »

If you do nothing, you would still worry. The solution presents itself.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013 08:14:17 AM »

It would seem to me that anyone who would have a serious reaction to a tiny amount of animal dander would just know to stay away from vintage clothing. I personally wouldn't worry about it too much if you can keep the clothing in containers or another room or something.

Thank you! As silly as it sounds, the thought of keeping clothes in containers didn't occur to me. I am at the very beginning research stage of this, so I'm sure I have a lot to learn.

Thanks again. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013 06:47:56 AM »

I just say that because that's what I did. Until yesterday(!) I handled all of the shipping for the main Craftster Shop. Since I have cats and an office with no door, all the shirts had to be kept in plastic totes to be safe.
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