How do you keep dark colored clothing from fading?

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  1. Arya Stark

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    ^^I follow the wash/dry instructions but after a couple months it starts to fade around the collar and shoulder stitch area. Then the hole shirt starts to fade :wtc:
     
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    stop buying abercrombie?
     
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    i have no brand name graphic tees that were made in china that still havent faded yet and i have worn them for 2+ yrs.. i just throw them in the washer and wash in cold water.. then throw them in the dryer... still no signs of fading, rips or any damage on them.. :bowdown:
     
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    There are some detergents that are supposed to guard against fade, Cheer is one of them. Cold water washing is also supposed to help. Dry cleaning may extend the life of the colors a bit longer. Unfortunately with the nature of dyes being what they are, fading is not a matter of if, but when.
     
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    Mr. Technical Welcome to America, Comrades. I think you will lik

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    you cheap skate
     
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    Turn your clothes inside out before you wash em.
     
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    woolite dark, hand wash
     
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    cold water, gentle cycle, baby detergent or woolite dark, hang dry or put on towels to air dry
     
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    dont wash?

    dont put it in the dryer on high heat
     
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    :werd: and if youre really paranoid, air dry. IMO its the dryer that really fades shit like shirts.
     
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    I don't wear abercombie or any of name brand stuff. I buy those weird t-shirts from the internet. I'll try the air dry method.
     
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    the actual tshirts might be the problem
    you might be buying a tshirt for 15 dollars
    but it might be a dollar shirt with a stupid graphic on it
     
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    They're either heavy cotton fruit of the loom or american apparel..my shirts come from spreadshirt.com unetees.com stagr.com sites like that :dunno:
     
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    Also wash in cold water.. on gentle cycle if needed.

    Tide makes a "cold water" detergent.

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