Video: Your black and your white clothes can be tricky items in the washing machine. The good folks at Consumer Reports have some tried-and-tested tips to stop your black clothes from fading and your white clothes from becoming dingy. Pat Slaven, Textile Engineer at Consumer Reports, has some simple recommendations that anyone can follow.
- For black clothes, turn them inside out before putting them in the machine, always use only cold water and never put them in the dryer.
- For white clothes, mark a fill line in the detergent cap to know the right amount each time; and use bleach *only* on 100 per cent cotton clothes, not any other fabric.
Check out the full video for other tips, like using the sun to naturally bleach your whites -- it's an awesome demonstration!
Keeping Black Clothes Black & White Clothes White [YouTube via Consumer Reports]