Why aren't towels colourfast? Seriously? Things that get wet regularly outside the washing machine should not leak colour.
Bear is doing a Triathalon type thing (suitable for 10 year olds) and he needs towel, swimshorts etc and I looked for a new towel as ours are getting threadbare. Tesco were doing a very reasonably priced, not too large towel that's supposed to get fluffier every time it's washed. But I didn't get all of the whites that were in the previous wash out and one of bear's vests lurked in the corner.
It was a pristine white, even after six months of hard use. It is now a delicate shade of acidic turquoise. I'll try and get the colour here
I suppose it could be worse. It will do as a vest top for over the summer which means we get a little more wear before bear grows out of it.