Hi everyone, new here. Last month after much debate I hand washed a saddle color suede backpack and a saddle color suede tote/ shopping bag using baby shampoo. Both items dried darker. I washed the backpack first. It has a brown nylon lining and I noticed the water was darkish when I pulled it out. I'm wondering if you think that the lining or perhaps the suede bled? Then I immersed the tote in the same water (probably a mistake) and it is darker as well now, even though the backpack was originally lighter than the tote. Similarily, last year I had a suede jacket (also saddle color) that needed spot cleaning so I took it to a specialist who said that the entire garment would possibly be darker if he cleaned it. Comments/ experience? Thanks.
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10/1/04 at 9:59am