After a few late nights experimenting with various bubbly concoctions in my
kitchen laboratory I’ve come up with a formula to de-mustify those glorious scraps of kimono fabric:
Deodorize your own vintage beauties with my 4 step formula of freshness…
You’ll need: a colour-safe Oxi stain removing detergent (such as Vanish or OxiClean – I used the much cheaper store-brand-version & wholeheartedly recommend it!) and baking soda (‘Kaiser Natron’ in German)
Step 1: Soak fabric in 2 – 3 litres of hot water containing 2 – 3 scoops of Oxi detergent for one hour.
– rinse fabric thoroughly –
Step 2: once again soak in 2 – 3 litres of hot water this time adding 1/2 cup of baking soda on top of the saturated fabric, let it sit for 15 minutes, give it a good mixing then soak for about an hour.
Step 3: Pop the wet fabric, another scoop (or 2) of Oxi-Power & 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the washing machine…
& ‘short wash’ at 40 degrees with regular detergent & softener – add a bit of laundry disinfectant if desired
Step 4: hang to dry…
and enjoy your now-fresh-smelling vintage fabrics!