The quality you see in the retail outlets is not the quality you get to buy 99% of the time. Large brand names does not necessarily imply that the quality is good. Many large and popular brand in the retail segment have also entered the corporate promotional clothing industry. Nevertheless, they have created a separate low cost and quality line of products for the promotional industry which is not retailed. This line of products are being used only to en-cash their brand image. We suggest “buyer beware” and should keep the brand name aside and compare products on the basis of quality.
A Pantone shade is a part of a numbering system used to match and identify colours. Pantone colours are able to replicated exactly. Big companies have specific shade of a colour referenced by a pantone shade number (eg - CocaCola red is a specific shade). These pantone colours are identified by a numbering system which contains 3 or 4 numbers followed by a suffix such as C(Coated), U(Uncoated) or M(Matte Paper). Yes you can give us a pantone shade number, Hex (colour) code. A point to note is that Paper and fabric pantone numbers differ as the medium of printing is different. For sublimation tees we can match any colour.
Sunlight causes colors to fade as it contains Ultraviolet Radiation (UV). Due to longer days in summer, clothes would tend to fade more. Clothes will tend to fade when you are drying them outdoors apart from just wearing them. Even though there is not much you can do to reduce fading there are a couple of things you can do. You can turn your clothes inside out when you put them out, If you have a fixed clothesline then you would know the direction of the sunlight. Put the darker clothes further away from direct sunlight.We recommend you do not keep the darker clothes out longer than it takes to dry them. In summer clothes would generally dry in about half an hour.