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Old 12-09-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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As everyone knows, I love wearing pink, and I try to take real good care of my pink shirts. Typically, to dry my polo shirts, I hang dry them indoors.

However, I will be traveling to Puerto Rico, and I was wondering, unless I can hang dry them indoors as well, what is the typical lightfastness of pink dyes in clothing? Do they fade like red dyes do? Does it make a difference if it is an orange-toned pink or a purple-toned pink? Most of the shirts I plan on bringing will be Fairy Tale, which is a light purple-toned pink. I would presume the purple-toned pinks might be more fade-resistant than the orange-toned pinks. I just wonder if my shirts will turn a pale lavender (almost white) from the sun with most of the red portion of the dye fading away.

I really want to bring my pink shirts without the fear of them fading in the sun. I generally don't put my polo shirts in the dryer since I don't want them to shrink.

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Old Yesterday, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Typical lightfastness of pink dyes in clothing


However, I will be traveling to Puerto Rico, and I was wondering, unless I can hang dry them indoors as well, what is the typical lightfastness of pink dyes in clothing?
Dude, what the heck do you mean by "lightfastness"?
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Old Yesterday, 02:28 PM
 
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Dude, what the heck do you mean by "lightfastness"?
Lightfastness is fade resistance from sunlight. I don't want my pink shirts to fade in the sun, which is why I hang dry them indoors.
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Old Yesterday, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Dude, what the heck do you mean by "lightfastness"?
in his defense, it's a standard industry term for anything with dye or pigment but especially for textiles and manufacturing.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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I don't know how much of an issue it is. How long do you plan to be there? I think you could take 2 or 3 shirts and rotate them over the course of the trip with knowledge that you are sacrificing those shirts. Or you could take a shirt for each day and wash them when you get back. The stronger sun may not even be an issue.
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Old Today, 07:53 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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As everyone knows, I love wearing pink, and I try to take real good care of my pink shirts. Typically, to dry my polo shirts, I hang dry them indoors.

I really want to bring my pink shirts without the fear of them fading in the sun. I generally don't put my polo shirts in the dryer since I don't want them to shrink.

Can you hang them out in the evening somewhere after the sun goes down?
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Old Today, 10:14 AM
 
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Won't you be wearing them in the sun? Is hanging them in the sun more of an issue?
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Old Today, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Won't you be wearing them in the sun? Is hanging them in the sun more of an issue?
Depends on how long they take to dry. While the Advantage Polos might dry quickly, the Windward Interlock Polo (which is my favorite polo shirt in Fairy Tale pink) may take a little longer.
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Old Today, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I decided the Christmas gift I will get my grandmother will be a clothes drying rack. I am pretty sure she will like it, and I can use it while I am there. I have ordered it from Amazon and will have it shipped directly to her house.
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Old Today, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Please don't give your grandmother a clothes drying rack for Christmas.

That may be the WORST gift I've ever heard of in my entire life.

Horrible, tacky, tasteless, and selfish.
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