Avoiding Dye Transfer on Your Clothing
During the spring and summer, you tend to wear lighter colors. For some, you may be all too familiar with some of the dangers in wearing these hues. Crocking (or dye transfer) can occur when a fabric rubs against something such as a skin or furniture.
What are some other reasons why crocking and other dye issues (e.g. color bleed, color fade) happen?
- Poor quality dye
- Wear and tear (fabric breakage)
- Incorrect dye for fabric being used
- Dyed item may have required a ‘fixer’ to bind dye
There are a few ways to avoid dye transfer such as washing like colors together. A gentle cycle (or shorter cycle) with cold/cool water will also help prevent this. Before wearing your new denim, be sure to give them a wash to rid them of excess dye. Your white shirt/blouse will thank you for it!