Hosiery shedding colour in the laundry – Why?

September 16, 2013 under What to Avoid

From what I know, the dye is actually supposed to penetrate the yarn, not just sit on top of it.  At least none of my own pantyhose shed colour.  But I hear about this kind of stuff happening to other people.

For example, women on dance forums complain that their dance hosiery fades after washing.

Any idea why?  Cheap brands?  Chinese production?

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