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How to Care for Your Grammar Shirt

We want  to make sure your newest and most treasured white shirts stay at the front of your closet. Here are a few tips to care for and maintain the life of your garments.

NO NEED TO DRY CLEAN. We get how environmentally hazardous dry-cleaning is. GRAMMAR white shirts (and most clothing) can be washed cold by machine or by hand.

WASH COLD & LINE DRY. For the washing machine, we recommend turning your GRAMMAR shirts inside out and unbuttoning the buttons. Machine wash cold (higher heat = more energy!) and hang it up to dry. You don’t have to wash every time you wear. No stains and smelling fresh? No need to wash! You are saving energy and extending the life of your shirt.

PRE-TREAT ARMPIT STAINS. Use any stain remover to pre-treat the armpits of your shirts before throwing them in the wash. If you don't have stain remover, dish soap or laundry detergent will work in a pinch. To keep those yellow stains at bay, pre-treat the armpits every time you wash even if you don’t see stains. 

TIPS FOR WRINKLES. Of course ironing will make your shirt the crispiest it can possibly be, but a hand steamer works almost as well. You can fluff your shirt in the dryer with some wool dryer balls for a couple of minutes to achieve a more casual look.

RINSE STAINS IMMEDIATELY. For food and wine and coffee and most other stains, the best thing you can do is rinse immediately. This insures the stain doesn’t set, and you can spray and wash when you get home.  

BABY POWDER FOR OIL STAINS. Oil stain? Baby powder. Cover the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then blot with a clean, white piece of fabric, and wash as normal.

KEEP THOSE WHITES BRIGHT. Keep GRAMMAR whites the whitest with an oxygen-based bleach. For a more DIY bleach, mix 1/2 cup of borax or white vinegar per gallon of water during the wash cycle. For an extra brightening boost, hang laundry in the sun for natural bleaching.

Was this helpful? If you still have questions please email us at althea@grammarnyc.com. 

 

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