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White shirts turn yellow - None of the usual culprits causing it


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Nov 14, 2015
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Hey there.

I've done some homework on this and found no answer that makes sense. Hoping someone here will have some insight that I haven't been able to find elsewhere.

Every single white shirt I own turns yellow just sitting in my closet. They come out of the laundry clean, I hang them or put them away in my closet and then when I go to put them on they're yellowed. This goes for cheap white Banana Republic t shirts and my higher end Kiton, Brook Brothers etc shirts. Sometimes it's weeks or months between wearings.

I never use bleach. Actually I use no additives at all.

I wash in cold water, which gets them clean.

I line dry indoors.

It's not just the pits, it's the entire garment.

I don't think I have radioactive sweat or anything like that.

It's really annoying because it basically shortens the life of every white shirt I own and generally I take pains to take good care of my clothing and find it lasts me a long time.

Have at 'er!

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