color fade

How to Evaluate Materials and Test for Colorfastness

Evaluate the material and color. Is it cotton, silk, wool, synthetic, or a manufactured material like rayon? For the most part you can wet any material if done properly; but washing it is a different issue. Light color cottons, and synthetics can be machine washed in hot water. Dark colors should be done in cold [...]

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Techniques Used For Stain Removal And Cleaning.

SHRINKAGE Shrinkage occurs in many different forms from the fibers contracting in size to the hairs curling giving the appearance of a shrunken size. Then there is the little tricks manufactures play to extend the amount of material by artificially stretching it before they process, finish and cut the material. When this material is cleaned [...]

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How do I prevent Shrinkage and Color Fade?

Question; I heard that if you wash clothes in hot water then you’ll end up shrinking the clothes. So I was wondering, if you say washing in hot water cleans them 8 times better than cold water. How do you wash clothes clean without having them shrink? Is it really the drying process that shrinks [...]

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