The uniforms my son and his wife wear are very dark. They begin to fade quickly. When they bought new uniforms a few months ago they bought some of the detergent for darks for that reason. It's made a pretty huge difference. Usually they were replacing trousers after 3-4 months because the seams start to turn whitish and the is 'unservicable' according to the Fire Chief. So I would say, yes, it's worth it if what you are washing is at least 50% natural fibers.
at 9:31 PM on Nov. 22, 2010