washed some denim jeans and noticed lighter streaks throughout them. What can I
do to prevent this problem?
A: Color loss streaks of this type may result from a few
sources. In some cases, the surface dye rubs or crocks off in washing,
resulting in the faded streaks. The pattern of the streaks will show how the
garment was crumpled or folded in the machine during washing.
Similar streaking may occur if the water temperature is too
high, the machine is overloaded or if there is an extended extraction cycle. To
help prevent this from occurring turn the jeans inside-out and do not overload
For more information on this topic, please see TABS 330 in DLI's Encyclopedia of Drycleaning Online.