4. Always wash black garments together and also sort by weight to protect delicate fabrics from abrasion during washing. So never wash your heavy jeans together with a delicate lightweight tee.
5. Wash your black garments inside-out to reduce damage (read: color fading!) as much as possible.
6. Wash your black garments on the lowest temperature (never warmer than 30ºC) and use the shortest washing program.
7. Always use a liquid detergent as a washing powder doesn’t dissolve in cold temperatures. A special detergent – such as Darks Detergent – helps to prevent dark colors from fading.
Did you know that…
… adding a dash of vinegar to the drum works wonders? Vinegar locks the color in, removes residues of detergent and also functions as a natural fabric softener.
… adding 120 grams of salt directly to the drum prevents dark colors from bleeding? Especially useful when washing new clothes for the first time!
… adding two cups of espresso to the rinse cycle of your washing machine works like a natural fabric dye? Light colors will turn brown, but with dark fabrics the color will enhance.