Lululemon aficionados say that the much-publicized recall of some of the company's black luon (a proprietary nylon/Lycra blend) yoga pants — which could cost the company $20 million in lost sales — is far from the only quality control issue Lululemon has recently been troubled with. The world of Lululemon blogs — yes, they exist; they're like J. Crew blogs but om-ier — is crackling with stories and images of see-through yoga pants in colors other than black and purchased up to a year before the recalled March 1 batch. Other posts highlight problems with Lululemon's fabric dyeing that led to bleeding and color transfer. And in 2007, the New York Times tested fabric that Lululemon was marketing as made from one quarter seaweed and found it contained no seaweed at all, and was chemically indistinguishable from cotton.
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