Washing dress shirts at home can be done for a fraction of the cost of the dry cleaners - and without the chemical hazards and danger of weakened and scorched fabric.
To Wash Dress Shirts Say "No" to a Chemical Clean
Not only is it expensive to dry clean dress shirts between every wear, it can be downright dangerous for your favorite tops. Dry cleaning is tough on fabric and can weaken fibers which lead to fraying and tearing, particularly at the seams. Plus, industrial pressing can loosen and break buttons and wear down fabric. Cheap starch is often overused and builds up causing a dull coating. If you must send your shirts out, request laundering. And best yet, bring your own plant-derived products from The Laundress to minimize damage from harsh chemical detergents.
Follow these simple steps to keep your favorite shirts looking top notch.
Gather These Tools: The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar, Signature Detergent, Mesh Washing Bag, Stain Solution, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Stain Brush, Ironing Water, Stiffen Up, Fabric Fresh Classic
STEP 1: Pretreat
Work the Wash & Stain Bar into a lather with warm water and apply to unsightly spots and soiled areas like necklines, and cuffs. The bar is perfect for accessing hard to reach spaces. Areas that aren't showing visible discoloration can be pretreated with Stain Solution which works to keep stains at bay.