Keep Your White Tees White
White T-shirts are a closet staple. T-shirts provide consistency and comfort — you know you can have the same thing whenever you want it. White T-shirts are basic items, but have a tough job — it’s hard to wear them without worrying about dreaded stains such as armpit stains and food splatter. Here are some tips to help keep your white tees clean, fresh, and sparkling.
Avoiding Aluminum Deodorants
Yellow pit stains are caused by aluminum found in many deodorants. When aluminum mixes with the salt of your sweat, a yellow residue appears. When an armpit stains become visible, your white tee automatically looks dingy.
Be Strategic with Stains
Take care of your strains ASAP. Once the pasta sauce hits your pristine white, try to remove it. The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to get out. Remove debris by dabbing a clean sponge or towel on the stain.
Wash Your Neck
Sweat, dirt, and cosmetic/hair products can create a dirty neck collar. In order to prevent this type of dirt residue, wash and scrub your neck thoroughly before getting dressed or after product usage.
Learn Your Laundry
-Pretreat: Pre-treating/pre-soaking your tee before you toss in the laundry helps break down stains before the wash.
- Sweat stains: Mix together equal parts baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water. Scrub the mixture with a soft bristle to gently remove the stain. Let sit for 30 minutes.
- Collars and Cuffs: Use detergent or pretreat solution on the stain. Gently scrub and let sit for 15 minutes.
-Separate Whites: Colored clothing dyes are likely to bleed in the washing machine. This leeching can result in discoloration of your white garments. To prevent this from happening, make sure you separate your white laundry.
-Bleach Caution: Bleach is only effective on certain stains on certain materials. For example, bleach rarely gets armpit stains out. In addition, bleach damages synthetic materials. Be cautious with your bleach usage.
-Detergent Options: Non-chlorine bleach alternatives and detergents with optical brighteners are made with chemicals that help brighten whites and fabrics.
- Clean white fabrics are usually tinted a slight yellow. To the human eye, this doesn’t look dirty, but dull. Optical brighteners take in violet and ultraviolet wavelengths and re-emit them into fluorescent blue light. This rids of the yellow tints and makes the white appear brighter.
-Hottest Temperature: Hot water helps get rid of stains by breaking up oils and loosening debris. However, hot temperatures can be damaging to clothes so make sure to read the label in order to properly care.
-Outside Drying: Drying your whites outside is a great way to keep your whites pristine. The sun’s ultraviolet waves can bleach dyes and fade stains.
White T-shirts job is to look effortless, fit perfectly, and get better with age. Spectra Tees have insanely high craftsmanship –great fit and fabric — while not being as expensive as they could be. Spectra Tees are long-lasting and sustainable shirts that people actually want to wear.