Originally Posted by thewho13
Washed my Crates for the first time today with Woolite Dark. Thought indigo would still bleed despite the detergent's propensity to maintain the dark color. My jeans are now darker than they were before and I feel foolish. /Facepalm.
Originally Posted by Uncontrol
that's because they're wet
Actually, if it's an indigo warp/white weft, it's entirely possible that the wash just tightened the weave up a little bit, bringing the warp threads closer together and hiding more of the weft.
That, or what Uncontrol said.