Barbarian® Rugby Shirts:
Barbarian uses the most up to date technology in yarn dyeing procedures, called "reactive dyeing," to ensure long-lasting color fastness. Like your well loved blue jeans, barbarian shirts let out just a little dye color every time you wash the garment even though the majority is removed at the manufacturing facility during the initial laundry processing. At home, you can assist this process by using warm water and a mild detergent, which helps pull any residual dye out of the fibres and into the rinse cycle. Never soak your shirt, and never ever use bleach or detergent with bleach additives. Also, do not allow the shirt to sit in the washing machine while it is damp, as this may cause crocking (the transfer of dye from one color to another). Remove from the washer right away and put in the dryer to tumble dry. Use a warm, not a hot temperature on the dryer setting. It is a good idea to wash your shirt by itself the first time you launder it. A quick iron over the collar is nice.