A Matter of Time

Finding out that your clothes or fabrics have been on the receiving end of a stain rarely happens at the moment of impact. Many stains are only discovered some time after, when they're dried in, and when removal isn't as simple as flushing them with water before a wash. In cases like these, it's useful to know what to do. We've put together some stain removal tips, depending on the length of time the stain might have been on, so think back to when you wore that stained shirt last, as it could help you figure out how to remove it.

Styles

 

From jeggings to bell-bottoms, and even dungarees, denim has been worn in a variety of clothing, and remains a classic staple of just about everyone's wardrobe. They're an iconic item; ranging from the simple straight fit to boot cut and even skinny fit. Chances are you're wearing a pair right now!

 

Raw Denim

 

The name behind 'raw denim' is all down to the wash. Raw denim is not washed after having been dyed during its creation. This means that the colour will fade over time, which many people like. This usually occurs over areas of most wear, such as your knees.

 

Washed Denim

 

Most denims are 'washed'. This makes them softer, but they also can look worn even before their first wear. This can lead to a 'distressed' look.

 

Selvage Denim

 

'Selvage denim' is a unique kind of denim. It's made by one continuous cross-yarn: quite an advanced process that leads to a strong, hard-wearing piece of clothing.

 

Stretch Denim

 

Stretch denim isn't just cotton, but also features elastics that allow give, but keep the jeans tight to your legs. Of course, the more stretched, the less time it will last!

 

Denim, especially jeans, can come in many shapes, sizes, but also types. For fashionistas this may not be so much of a surprise, but by trying out different kinds you can begin to adjust your style, gain a new appreciation for denim, and also have some fashion-related fun too. Whether stretched, washed or raw, different kinds of denim have different properties, not least in how they look. Below is a little overview of the different kinds, as well as some things to think about when it comes to stain removal.

 

Styles

 

From jeggings to bell-bottoms, and even dungarees, denim has been worn in a variety of clothing, and remains a classic staple of just about everyone's wardrobe. They're an iconic item; ranging from the simple straight fit to boot cut and even skinny fit. Chances are you're wearing a pair right now!

 

Raw Denim

 

The name behind 'raw denim' is all down to the wash. Raw denim is not washed after having been dyed during its creation. This means that the colour will fade over time, which many people like. This usually occurs over areas of most wear, such as your knees.

 

Washed Denim

 

Most denims are 'washed'. This makes them softer, but they also can look worn even before their first wear. This can lead to a 'distressed' look.

 

Selvage Denim

 

'Selvage denim' is a unique kind of denim. It's made by one continuous cross-yarn: quite an advanced process that leads to a strong, hard-wearing piece of clothing.

 

Stretch Denim

 

Stretch denim isn't just cotton, but also features elastics that allow give, but keep the jeans tight to your legs. Of course, the more stretched, the less time it will last!

 

Denim Stains

 

Although there are several different kinds of denim, washing out most stains that may be found on your clothing (such as grease stains or coffee stains) is easy with Vanish. Generally what product you should use depends on the type of stain, but for many Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder is enough for the task at hand.

 

For pre-treating denim, mix 1/3 lid of powder with a full lid of water. Apply the mix to the entire stain rub the mixture in, leaving for a maximum of five minutes before washing off.

 

For general washings, add one dose to your washing machine with every wash to get great stain removal results!