Hey lovelies! Spend a whole bunch on that beautiful bright designer sweater, only to have it fade on you? It happens to the best of us but there are some great tips for helping to keep your clothing in tip top shape, clean, and ready to wear, all without sacrificing color! Here are some fabulous tips from Stylist Rachel Zoe on how to keep your clothing from fading:
Tip 1: Follow Directions
The care label will let you know the best way to wash each garment: water temperature, cycle speed (or hand-wash), and more. Learn more about reading a manufacturer’s care label
Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out
Let agitation take its toll on the insides of your garments, and help preserve the colors you fell in love with.
Tip 3: Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Even if the care label calls for warm or hot water, cold water is your best choice for helping protect a garment’s color. Warm water makes fibers more prone to releasing dye to the wash water.
Tip 4: Use the Gentle Cycle
Usually used for delicate items, the gentle cycle agitates and spins, well, gently. Using the gentle cycle means you significantly reduce abrasion to your garments.
Tip 5: Use a Fabric Conditioner
Downy® fabric conditioner lubricates the fibers in your clothes. This reduces abrasion and, as a result, reduces dye loss. Downy also helps prevent pilling, which helps your garments hold on to their original colors and keep their fresh appearance—for a brighter-looking you.