Has anyone else had mysterious orange patches appearing out of nowhere, particularly on bedlinen?
They come out of nowhere, are not apparently stains of soemthing spilt. They are completely resistant to any kind of stain removal, including bleach. I do know that my MIL, who lives in Spain, gets them too and is similarly nonplussed.
My idea is that they are something to do with the chemicla processes that the cloth goes through in the factory. My MIL doesn't think so.
Does anyone have any idea what they are, where they come from or how to get rid of them?
Maybe your theory has some value...it's only onhis work shirts that the stains appear, I wondered if he got spattered with something at work, I don't know, copier toner or something that reacted with the washing stuff. But your orange blob really looks like a spill of somekind...weird.
Bedlinen is often folded and stored in a linen cupboard for a while, have you checked out the cupboard? On one house the wooden slats of a shelf seemed to have leaked some sort of resin onto some sheets and I couldn't shift the stains.
yup we have this problem, usually quite small spots, a rusty orange, won't wash out. None of the suggestions here apply. Only seems to happen to white sheets, don't think I've ever seen it on shirts (and we got through 15 school shirts a week at our peak)