Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being colorfast.

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Examples

  • Chinese inspectors randomly sampling department stores and boutiques in the southeast China province of Zhejiang found that a dizzying 60 percent of garments made outside of China suffered from poor colorfastness, high levels of acid or even contained formaldehyde.

    Could Your Pricey Designer Clothes Burn Your Skin or Give You Cancer? | Inhabitat

  • Red and white is a classic color combination in quilt making, popular since the early 19th century as a result of the remarkable colorfastness of Turkey red dye, discovered in the Mediterranean and derived from madder root.

    What's Red and White and Quilted All Over?

  • Plant-based dyes often lose their colorfastness after very few washings.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Can be used on almost anything, but test a patch first for colorfastness.

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  • But test all of these for colorfastness to detergent and water before adding any to a white load.

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  • You must test for the colorfastness of dyed clothes and linens to any substance with which you plan to launder them: detergent, bleach, boosters, pretreatments, and stain removers.

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  • As a rule of thumb, the earlier in the production process the color is added, the more likely the product is to have uniform coloring, good penetration, and good colorfastness, but these are likelihoods, not guarantees.

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  • Test fabrics for colorfastness and bleachability on an out-of-sight area.

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  • Test for colorfastness before laundering any colored wools, especially prints.

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  • Then machine-wash on gentle or hand-wash washable wool gloves exactly as you wash wool sweaters, not forgetting to test first for colorfastness and to trace them first for blocking.

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