What happened to Hypercolor T-shirts?

What happened to Hypercolor T-shirts?

But that wasn’t Hypercolor’s only misfortune. As a result of mismanagement and overproduction, Generra couldn’t handle its overnight success and declared bankruptcy only a year later, in 1992.

When were Hypercolor shirts invented?

THE ’80s have been mined so thoroughly, so deeply, it’s come to this: Hypercolor is back. Generra Sportswear created the craze in ’91, with heat-sensitive T-shirts that changed colors like magic.

How do you wash a magic shirt?

HOW DO YOU WASH A MAGIC T-SHIRT®? The washing instructions for our color change shirts are the same as any screen printed t-shirt. The washing instructions are on the back of the size tag. Machine wash with cold or warm water, inside out, with other white clothing.

Can you put a color changing shirt in the dryer?

Don’t use a hot dryer. 5. Preferably hang to dry and the color change property will last longer. 6.

How do you wash a color changing shirt?

Machine wash with cold or warm water, inside out, with other white clothing. Do not use chlorine bleach. Tumble dry medium heat.

Do colors bleed in warm water?

The warm water temperature can still cause colors to fade and bleed, so you’ll want to be careful with non-white items. It can also set protein-based and fruit-based stains such as blood, wine and coffee so you’ll want to first run items with those stains through a cold-water wash prior to any warm-water washes.

How do I make sure my colors don’t bleed in the wash?

Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle or one-half cup salt to the wash to help hold in colors. Use color-catcher sheets, which trap extraneous dyes during the wash cycle to prevent bleeding. Don’t overstuff your dryer.

Does vinegar prevent clothes fading?

Add half a cup of vinegar (118.3 milliliters) to each wash load to prevent fading. As a bonus, vinegar acts as a natural fabric softener and the smell washes away with the rinse cycle.

Does washing clothes in cold water prevent color bleeding?

Dark and light colored clothes should be washed separately in cold water. Washing clothes in cold water will mostly prevent color bleeding between clothes.

How do you make a faded shirt look new again?

Place your faded clothes into your washing machine, add laundry detergent, and turn on the machine. In many cases, soaking your clothes in vinegar then washing them is all it will take to get them looking brighter. Choose the cycle that’s appropriate for the clothes you’re brightening.

What are Global Hypercolor-inspired T-shirts?

A range of t-shirts sold by independent artists featuring a huge variety of original designs in sizes XS-5XL; availability depending on style. Choose your favorite Global Hypercolor-inspired shirt style: v-neck or crew neckline; short, baseball or long sleeve; slim or relaxed fit; light, mid, or heavy fabric weight.

What is Global Hypercolor?

In their native country they were sold under the brand name Generra Hypercolor or Generra Hypergrafix but to us in the UK (and everywhere else) they were known as Global Hypercolor. The clothes reacted to heat so, for example, a purple t-shirt exposed to hot sunlight would turn a bright pink.

Is Hypercolor back in fashion?

Other companies, including American Apparel and Puma, have attempted to revive the style in the years since Hypercolor left our shelves – even extending into scarves, hoodies and trainers – but it has never really taken off again.

Who makes Generra Hypercolor clothing?

They were manufactured by Generra Sportswear Company of Seattle and marketed in the United States as Generra Hypercolor or Generra Hypergrafix and elsewhere as Global Hypercolor. They contained a thermochromic pigment made by Matsui Shikiso Chemical of Japan, that changed between two colors—one when cold, one when warm.