Q. Is there any way to keep really dark denim from fading? I have a pair that I've just bought and worn once, but I'm afraid to wash them for fear of fading. Help!
A. Here's a way that I keep my dark denims from fading. Turn the jeans inside out and wash them in cold water on the delicate cycle. Use a detergent with color guard (Cheer Dark is good, that's what I use). Do not, I repeat, do not throw them in the dryer (heat is a major factor in fading). Hang them to dry. Ta-da. That should keep them dark.