I bought some dark blue cotton cloth north of Vietnam a while ago. I am pretty sure that it is indigo. It colored some clothes in contact with my suitcase. How can I fix the material so that I can use it as a bedspread or wall hanging? I would be grateful for specific advice on the product to use and times of soaking and washing.

Answer

Colour fixatives like Retayne, which I mention in my article, actually work best on cotton, so it is definitely worth trying on your dark blue cotton cloth.

Updated on April 8, 2018

Original Article:

How to Prevent Fabric Color Transfer, Bleeding, and Fading
By C L Mitchell
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