Colorful garments are fun, but they also need special care, since they can fade and lose color quicker than light or dark clothes. We have launched a collection of Orange clothings for this autumn and we thought we should provide a proper washing guide to help your colorful clothes last longer.
Check out our step-by-step guide and say goodbye to fading clothes. Here is a quick guide for washing colors:
1. Read the labels on colored clothing
The labels will tell you whether you should wash the item in a washing machine, with cold water, by hand or whether you should dry clean it.
2. Sort clothes according to color
Colored clothes and white or lighter colored clothes should be separated while washing or drying in the machine. This will prevent color bleeding in your laundry.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle or one-half cup salt to the wash to help hold in colors. Use color-catcher sheets, which trap extraneous dyes during the wash cycle to prevent bleeding.
3. Examine colored clothing for stains
If there are any stains, remember to pre-treat them with a small amount of laundry detergent. Pour the detergent on the stain, and rub the fabric together to work the detergent into the fibers.
4. Turn new colored clothes inside out, and put them in the washing machine
Remember to not over stuff the machine, and wash the items on as gentle a cycle as is necessary to clean clothes. A gentle or medium wash cycle should be sufficient, especially if a quality detergent is used.
5. Wash new colored clothes in cold water
Hot water opens up the fibers in clothes to release the dye, while cold water keeps them closed, trapping the dye inside to prevent bleeding.
6. Remove clothes from the machine as soon as cycle finishes
When colored clothes are left to sit in a washing machine for too long, it may cause the colors to leech onto other items.
7. Hang your colored clothes to dry
Avoid using the dryer if possible, since the dryer can cause clothing to fade faster and set any missed stains.
Now, you can safely shop for bright colors clothing at The Grays Matter.