Help your clothes look better, longer—and be the planet’s superhero

Unlike Macklemore, you probably don’t buy all of your clothes at the thrift store. You spend a lot of time crafting your image. You shop with purpose and intent. You thoughtfully put your outfits together each day. You make sure that what you’re wearing reflects your style. So it makes sense for you to want the pieces you’ve hand-picked to maintain their quality for as long as possible.

However, you’re also savvy about the environment. You don’t want to slap on just any stain stick. You want something that’ll have ingredients you’re proud of. You recognize that when the water leaves the drain it doesn’t vanish into thin air – it goes back into the eco-system.

To help you out, Modere went through our great-grandmother’s diaries (ok…and the Internet) to find four time-tested, homemade stain solutions. These brews can easily be concocted from things you already have in your home. Try these out the next time spaghetti splatters or that runaway Sharpie makes its mark on your sweater:

Stain: Ball point pen ink.
Solution: Blot rubbing alcohol onto the stain and allow it to soak in. After the spot is saturated, dab it with a wet paper towel or clean cloth.

Stain: Grass
Solution: Make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and water. Take a bristled brush and scrub.

Stain: Wine
Solution: Soak the stain in white vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes.  Rinse and repeat as necessary.

Tip: Whiten whites
How: Harness the power of the sun.  The sun’s rays will feel great on your skin, and help dinged whites look brighter if allowed to dry outside on a sunny day.

Tip: Prevention preparedness
How :Don’t forget the majesty of bubble wrap.  If you wrap yourself in bubble wrap before eating, going outside, or any activity that could involve spills, you’ll save yourself from stains.

The next time you have an “oops,” remember the stain fighting tips Modere gave you. And, for regular star-quality treatment of your clothes that is non-toxic and phosphate free (something even your grandmother would be proud of) use Modere Laundry Packs.