Treating stains

Don’t wash your clothes without treating the stains first. All stains are best taken care of immediately, but if that’s not possible – treat the stain as soon as you can and always before you wash the garment. And don’t forget to read the care label first!


Always pour (hot) water on a stain and dab the remains off. When this does not do the job, use a lemon and possibly liquid detergent. Wet the stain with cold water, rub it with a piece of juicy lemon, rinse off, dry, and repeat until satisfied. Not disappeared yet? Dab a little liquid detergent on the stain before you wash it and let it sit for a while.


Use a baby wipe, your make-up remover, white toothpaste, clean cloth and soap or liquid detergent. Powder based make-up can often be brushed off gently or use a baby wipe. Greasy (fluid) make-up stains can be removed with your make-up remover. Not working? Rub with damp.


Take 2 clean, dry cloths, liquid soap and warm full fat milk. Use the first cloth to remove excess colour and wet the stain with water (no rubbing). Then very gently, apply a few drops of the soap and let it rest for 10 minutes. Rub the stain in circular movement from its edges to the center. Finish off by gently drying your garment with the second cloth. Repeat from the start when the stain does not disappear. If it still isn’t gone: repeat as above but replace the liquid soap with some warm full fat milk.


To remove stains from chocolate you need liquid detergent, a soft toothbrush and cold water. Use the soft toothbrush to gently rub detergent on the stain. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash in cold water (hot water will set the stain). Before you start, always read the care label thoroughly and make sure that the treatment won’t damage the fabric by testing a small amount somewhere less visible.


With stains of blood soak the garment immediately in ice cold water. Hot water will make matters worse. Always read the care label thoroughly before treating any stains. Make sure that the treatment won’t damage the fabric by testing a small amount somewhere less visible.