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getting whites white

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tumteetum Tue 28-Jun-11 15:16:48

I'm struggling to get school shirts anything like white, especially round the neck in suncream season. I have always used ecover liquid for environmental reasons but really fed up with grubby necklines. I wash whites at 40 degrees. Do I just need to change to a different powder/liquid or does anyone have a secret?

chumble Tue 28-Jun-11 15:31:54


soak or use as prewash.

Good luck!

tumteetum Tue 28-Jun-11 15:36:55

never heard of that. if I used that as prewash would it still be ok to use ecover for main wash?

wompoopigeon Tue 28-Jun-11 15:39:58

Vanish granules.
Not sure how eco they are tbh, but they do work, and you can add them only to the washes which really bother you.

mollymole Tue 28-Jun-11 16:41:33

old fashioned washing soda added to the washing powder helps

Mollymax Tue 28-Jun-11 20:05:55

Soda crystals do exactly the same job as all the expensive alternatives, at a fraction of the price.

wasabipeanut Tue 28-Jun-11 20:36:34

I second soda crystals. I binned fabric conditioner a few months ago after I ran out and realised that actually I didn't need it at all. Soda crystals soften water and generally give your detergent more oompth. And all for 90p for a bag.

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