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white streaks on blue jeans

by Bob Crawford
(Ontario Ohio USA)

Did you ever notice white streaks on blue jeans? Un-dissolved detergent usually causes this. Jeans are dyed with indigo dye. This dye bleeds in water. That’s why your jeans get lighter and lighter after they are washed. . When the washer spins, where the jeans fabric is folded gets more abrasion causing the color to leach. If you turn your jeans inside out before washing, it will reduce these white streaks and lessen the fading.

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Jul 09, 2008
stains in blue jean
by: satheesh

im a mechanic, im always returned home with full of grease stains in my shirts. please any one suggest valuable tips to remove that.

Jul 06, 2008
Faded Jeans
by: Ross

I noticed this as well when I used to wash my Jeans over and over again with undissolved detergent. Drying them can also fade them sometimes. A good way to get around this is air dry them, instead of machine.

Jun 29, 2008
Great tip!
by: Anonymous

I have noticed white streaks on my blue jeans before, however I never knew it was the detergent that was causing it. Turning jeans inside out definitely decreases the amount of white streaks left after washing. Great tip!

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