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#456907 - 01/30/13 10:16 PM How to salvage colored clothing
beachbumin Offline
The BWS water seems particularly toxic to any colored clothing. Even washing items in cold water and line drying does nothing to prolong the life of my clothing. The water seems to stain and fade with reckless abandon. There must be surges of chlorine in the water as everything from colored towels to shorts and shirts ends up with bleached looking areas. Any ideas from anyone who has solved the issue. Unfortunately rain water collected in a cistern is not an option. Has anyone ever done an analysis on a water sample. We live down on the south end. Thanks for any suggestions.

#456915 - 01/31/13 02:24 AM Re: How to salvage colored clothing [Re: beachbumin]
Wizardofaahs Offline
I'm not doubting the possibility of water issues, however, I do know a lot about fabrics. Line drying in the sun will cause fading faster than anything. And, I'm not sure of the origin of the fabrics either. Lesser quality fabrics quite often are not yarn dyed so that could be a problem when fading is spotty. Also, the quality of the dying process could be a problem. Perhaps a combination of all of these and the water purifying methods are causing your fabrics to lose their luster much faster than normal.
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