Faded Area on Shirt Collars

Q: Why does my dress shirt or blouse look faded on the fold of the collar?

A: Some dyes are affected by different solutions such as alcohol or bleaches. Personal use of items such as perfume, lotions, hair products, etc., means these elements often come in contact with the collars of shirts and blouses and have a discoloring or fading effect which may not be noticeable until after the garment is cleaned. There is no way to fix this type of discoloration. One tip is to drape a towel around your neck when applying perfume or aerosol hair spray; this helps prevent the clothes from receiving direct contact.