- Written by Rich Fitzmorris
Question: What suggestions can you offer for eliminating or reducing fading on bath towels?
- Irving Sherman
Answer: Understand that the quality of the dye process can make a difference in how well color holds up in any fabric. Lesser quality goods are generally dyed in atmospheric dye becks, which is cheaper than dyeing in pressure vats. At best, follow the directions of the linen manufacturer. Also wash at low temperatures, avoiding any type of bleach and enzymes in the detergent.
If you have real good terry, which isn’t badly soiled, use a liquid detergent dispersed in the water before adding the terry linen to the washer.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.