How-To | Freshen Whites & Swimwear Before Storing for Next Season
With the cool weather coming, it's time to say "see ya next summer" to lightweight whites and swimwear. Before you store your favorite pieces away, give them one final deep cleaning. This will ensure they're fresh of odors, yellowing, and unsightly stains next time you need them. Follow our how-to then cross your fingers there's a tropical vacation in your future.
Finding the perfect swimsuit is a small victory. When you finally meet "the one," you want to make it last. Sunscreen, chlorine, and sweat can cause discoloration you'll want to remove before storing. Follow these tips to do the job without compromising your suits' color, fit or stretch.
NOTE: For stains on collars, cuffs, and straps, opt for the Wash & Stain Bar. Simply lather the bar in warm water and work it into the fabric.
STEP 2: Brighten Up
For overall brightening, create a bath of hot water and All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Allow your pieces to soak for 30 minutes or until desired brightening is achieved.
NOTE: This method is suitable for durable fabrics such as cotton, linen, and denim. All-Purpose Bleach Alternative should not be used on silk, woolens, or leather.
STEP 3: Machine Wash
Launder items using the Whites Detergent and hot water. This detergent?s innovative blend of stain-fighting enzymes and oxygen bleach works wonders in eliminating body oils and buildup that cause yellowing.
STEP 4: Hang Out
If possible, air-dry your pieces in the sun. Sunlight acts as a natural brightener and disinfectant.