Stain Stick Thunderdome

Two Stain Sticks Enter, And One Stain Lifts.

I recently got a stain on my cashmere sweater. While some people might be thrown into feelings stress or irritation over this, I’m a costume weirdo and got excited because I finally get to comparison test some stain removers on cashmere!

This is the first cashmere item I’ve owned, so I have pretty limited experience dealing with cashmere stain removal. I decided to start with the basics–two stain sticks, both alike in dignity.

The Contenders:

On the top of the stain, I used Tide To Go, AKA the Mid-Weight Master and Veteran of Stains I’ve been using for a few years.

On the bottom, the Challenger and Rookie to my stain removal line-up: The Laundress’s Wash & Stain Bar.

I had heard good things about The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, allergen free, and plastic free. Also, it’s $6 and made in the USA.

The Stain:

Well…I don’t really know what this is or how it happened. I was doing a bunch of errands, some moving of storage boxes and…I just don’t know.

Knowing the make-up of your stain is about 1/3 of the stain fight battle. So the fact that I don’t know if this is an ink, dirt, or grease stain…well, it doesn’t help me one bit.

Y’all–I don’t know if it’s the lighting, my camera or WHAT. But this stain is FAR worse in person.

I treated the stain with both stain sticks, letting them set for a few minutes. Then I followed up with a hand wash using Soak.

The results? The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar won this hands down–to a level that was shocking.

The Tide To Go wasn’t able to get the Mystery Stain out of the sweater–I ended up going back a second time and treating the top of the stain with the Laundress Wash & Stain Bar.

And now…stain free!

The sweater is now stain-free! And there wasn’t any damage to the cashmere in the process. Whew!

And that wraps up this case of Stain Stick Thunderdome!