I bought some yellow jeans at Chico’s last summer, and just loved their sunny energy. A couple of wearings this summer, and suddenly there were stains here and there. So I took them to the dry cleaner – got them back nice and clean, with the stains still in place, and little cardboard tag saying that any further work on the stains would damage the jeans. Humph. Indeed.
Not being a user of poisons, particularly those which are carcinogenic (check out that bleach on your shelf – turns into dioxin in the water), I got out the trusty old-fashioned hydrogen peroxide (turns into hydrogen and oxygen in the water – which is also…. : ). Washed the jeans first, to get any left over drycleaner stuff out of them. Then, while the jeans were damp, I put the peroxide on each of the spots, and put them out in the sun to dry.
They now look wonderful, with no damage to the fabric, and no bleaching out of the color. If that hadn’t worked, I’d have tried lemon juice next. I love this low-tech stuff!