Were it not for the fact that you are in Finland, it sounds like you have a pretty good case for small claims. I don't know how much the new sails cost but usually the limit for small claims is 5000.
If the manufacturer of the cloth claims that the color hasn't run and it's just a matter of loose fibers transferred to the sails, then it stands to reason that they would maintain that the sails could be cleaned. If you have proven that the sails can't be cleaned, doesn't that disprove the transferred fiber theory?
Last edited by knothead; 01-17-2009 at 06:27 PM.