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Why does brand bleed?

I'm just wondering if anyone knows why is it that brand Lolita tends to bleed in the wash.

Is there a "good" reason that has to do with the saturation of the color or the quaility of the cottons in use?
I'm just wondering because, without meaning to brag, I have owned a lot of designer-grade fashion in my life and none of it bleeds.
The only theory I've personally come up with is that Japanese silk Kimonos are never suppose to be washed; only aired out now and again. And, because Lolita is a street fashion from Japan, is it just culturally acceptable to have non-washable items since many precious family heirlooms are also like that?
I ponder this a lot because I would like to own brand clothing, but I'm only sticking to accessories for now because I just feel really weird that the material in use isn't up to being treated like real clothing. Everything I own that isn't washable is either fur, hand-painted or older then the invention of modern laundry services; so it's understandable, to me, why it can't be washed... But if the printed cotton is milled in a modern factory and put through an industrial printing machine with modern fabric dyes... I just don't quite understand where the gap is.
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