Color Streaks in Clothing

Q: If the care instructions say to machine wash, why does my clothing fade or streak after it is washed?

A: You may be interested to know that the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Labeling Rule states that all colors and components must be able to withstand the manufactures recommended care procedure without any adverse affect. Fading or streaking typically happens when the original color wasn’t made completely colorfast to the stated washing procedures.