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How do I stop fabrics from bleeding? Does salt, vinegar or baking soda help?

Salt, vinegar and baking soda worked when dyes were natural. With modern chemical dyes they don't work at all. With modern fabric, if bleeding persists after a washing or two there's nothing to do except return it to the store or throw it out. There is a new product that claims to grab the loose dye and keep it from getting on everything else.

 

Sharon Stevens, HES Extension, College of Human Environmental Sciences,
University of Missouri-Columbia