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Dye Transfer Ruins Soccer Socks

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By kimmoore1972

Dye Transfer Ruins Soccer Socks

Dye Transfer onto White Section of Soccer Socks.

My Laundry Question

My daughters soccer socks turned pink in the laundry.I only need to whiten one part of sock(see pic).thanks, Kim

Share a Little Background Info

don't know.didn't wash them any differently than I have before. Ive always washed them with regular dark fabrics and never had any problems. I used a Tide Stain release maybe that could have caused a problem?

Lessons Learned

  • Wash all soccer uniforms separately from other clothes.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

My guess is that there was something red that was not dye-stable and faded onto the white part of the socks. Dye transfer is common especially from new items.

Now, to correct the problem. Mix a solution of oxygen-based bleach (OxiClean, Clorox 2, Country Save Bleach, Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach ) in warm water - just follow package directions. Submerge the socks and allow them to soak for 24 hours. If the "pink" is gone, wash as usual. If it is not, you will need to repeat the steps.

If the socks were solid white, I would suggest using Rit Dye Remover to strip the color but it won't work well with the red parts.

Good luck!

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