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A Debriefing On Removing Ring Around The Collar

Sep 22, 2015

Don’t sport THAT embarrassing stain. If you find your shirts are plagued with the common culprit “ring-around-the-collar,” then we have a solution in store! One product is all you need to remove this nuisance around the neck of your favorite shirts and it’s safe for ALL fabrics. And the best news yet: once you remove ring-around-the-collar, it’s easy to keep at bay.

What’s classified as “ring-around-the-collar”?

Ring-around-the-collar, usually yellowish or brown in color, gradually builds up overtime and appears on your shirt. It’s caused by sweat, body oils, body products, and the environment seeping into fabric, especially in the areas which are close to the body, such as collars and cuffs.

Suit up with these eco-friendly stain removers

The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar, The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, The Laundress Stain Solution

Beat Ring-Around-the-Collar with These Easy Fabric Care Steps
Stain removal and prevention is possible, even when it comes to ring-around-the-collar! Use the bleach alternative and other nontoxic formulas to care for your shirts.


Target Tough Stains: Single out the stain and grab the Wash & Stain Bar. Use this vegetable soap to pretreat the soiled area by lathering it with warm water and working it into the fabric.

Soak If Stubborn: If the stain is particularly tough, soak the shirt in a bath of hot water and one capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, oxygenated bleach. Leave to soak for at least 30 minutes. We only recommend this step for dress shirts made of cotton, linen, or a durable synthetic.


Be One Step Ahead: Ward off ring-around-the-collar by pretreating shirts before every wash. Simply apply Stain Solution on target areas as a pretreat and follow by laundering as normal.

Click here for the complete start-to-finish How-To on caring for dress shirts.

The Laundress Product of Perfection

The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar was designed to clean those hard-to-reach stains from “ring around the collar” to tricky underarms, delicate straps, and more. We love this product for spot treating clothing and upholstery, hand washing, and laundering on-the-go. A vegetable soap with borax, essential oils, and fragrance, The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar is safe for all fabrics.

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Wash & Stain Bar

Removes Old & New Stains

Stain Solution 16 fl oz

Removes Old & New Stains

All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz

Removes Old & New Stains

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