You will be using bleach when fading fabric so please work in a well-ventilated area, wear rubber gloves and an apron to protect your clothing- better yet wear old clothes you care nothing about.
3 large plastic storage bins
Chlorine neutralizer ( this stops the fabric from continuing to fade and eliminates that terrible chlorine odor
First bin: combine 1 part chloring bleach with 10 parts very hot water
Second bin : fill with cold water
Third bin : mix chlorine neutralizer following manufacturers instructions
Run fabric under the tap in hot water. Then submerge the fabric in the first bin; watch it closely, keeping in mind that it will look brighter when wet than it will when it dries. The fading process takes anywhere from 10 seconds to 15 minutes. Add a little more bleach if you don't see results after 15 minutes.
Submerge the fabric in the bin of cold water, and swish it around, rinsing thoroughly. Wring it out.
Transfer fabric to the bin of chlorine neutralizer, and soak according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Launder the fabric with detergent, and dry it in the dryer
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