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How To

How-To | Launder School Uniforms

Aug 17, 2018

When your kid gets home from school, you wonder how on earth could they have accumulated so many stains in one day. Between lunch spills, recess, and art class they are bound to bring home a little bit of the classroom. While it may feel impossible to get those uniforms clean and crisp in time for the next school day, don’t fret! A combination of our plant-based solutions and quick-fix wrinkle tips will have your youngsters prepped for success.

 GATHER THESE TOOLS:

Stain Solution, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Stain Brush, Signature Detergent, Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, Ironing Duo, Sweater Comb

STEP 1:
Pretreat

Pretreat scuffs and stains with Stain Solution, focusing on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs.

Treat pit stains and other stubborn, set-in stains by creating a paste using the Stain Solution and All-Purpose Bleach Alternative* and applying directly onto the affected area. Work the paste into the fabric using your finger or the Stain Brush.

Note: All-Purpose Bleach Alternative cannot be use on silk or wool.

To remove stubborn odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar.

STEP 2:
Machine Wash

Place delicate or small items (ie. embroidery, socks and leggings) in a Mesh Washing bag to prevent damage and keep them together. If the item is cotton, linen or a durable synthetic, wash in warm or cool water with Signature Detergent. For wool sweaters and vests, use the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and cool water. Always wash coordinated separates - like the top and bottoms - together. Washing at different frequencies will lead the color to vary between each item.

STEP 3:
Dry

It’s best to air dry uniforms to preserve color and shape. Simply lay garments flat on a drying rack or towel to dry. If you’re facing a time crunch, you may machine dry cotton, linen, and durable synthetics on low and spray Crease Release 5 minutes before the cycle is over to reduce wrinkles.

STEP 5:
Press and Depill

Achieve perfectly pressed dress shirts, skirts, and khakis with the Ironing Duo. Thanks to our highly concentrated Ironing Water and cornstarch-based Stiffen Up, it's easy to achieve that extra clean, crisp look. Watch our How-To video below for ironing tips and tricks for a flawless finish.

To rejuvenate and depill wool sweaters, vests, and coats, steam and use the Sweater Comb or Sweater Stone.

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