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I have an amazing pair of 55% wool, 45% silk black vintage
pants. Somehow they have yellowed in patches. Is there any hope?
You can treat the yellowing with Stain Solution, gently working it into the fabric with a stain brush. Next, make a bath with tepid water and Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and allow the pants to soak for 30 minutes. Rinse well under cold water and press the water out, do not wring or twist. Do not use the dryer, lay the pants flat to dry. Steaming while damp is best to reduce creasing.
To avoid yellowing on fabrics, its best to launder prior to storage, removing all body oils, perfumes, and even starch as this can cause fabric to discolor. You can also reference our Stain Removal recipe and Washing Wool & Cashmere recipe for more information.
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Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Wool & Cashmere Shampoo 16 fl. oz.