Someone reminded me today of another fabric “experiment” that I did–one that looked at the affect of sunlight on the fabric. I again used the three samples — one an inkjet print on glossy photo paper, one a Spoonflower sample, and one printed on fabric using my Epson printer. These are the samples before exposure to the sun.
I taped three swatches to a sunny south-facing window for 4 months. Here are the results. (Note that the Spoonflower swatch below is different from the swatch above, but the colors are very similar. The other two swatches are the same ones in both photos.)
The Spoonflower fabric held up quite well to the sun exposure, but the ink jet prints faded significantly.