Bleach Spots on Garment

Q: Why does it look like my garment has bleach spots on it?

A: This type of color loss is caused by contact with a solution containing some type of oxidizing chemical—such as those contained in many household cleaning and disinfectant products. This causes a stain, and often color loss isn’t apparent until after the stain is removed. Drying or steam pressing will accelerate the action of the residue in the fabric; thus, the dye damage becomes more noticeable after any care process. It is important to note that dry cleaning and professional laundering are both total immersion processes and do not cause this type of color damage.