1) Let the mud dry.
Don't deal with it when still wet, a stain is more likely to set in if you do..
2) Once dry, shake the article of clothing to release as much surface mud as possible.
3) Take a knife and scrape any remaining dry mud off the fabric, using a light upwards flick like motion, taking care not to press the dirt further into the fabric.
4) Treat the affected area with a dollop of laundry detergent (we like Ecover which is a non-bio plant based formula made of natural ingredients in a zero waste factory, comes in a recycled plastic bottle and can be topped up with refills).
Use a toothbrush to work the solution into the fabric..
5) If it’s a really bad situation, you can then rinse and do the same thing with a stain remover (Ecover again)
6) Machine wash the clothes on as warm a setting as you’re allowed, check for a stain and run the cycle again if it’s not out.
Hang to dry in sunshine - it doesn’t have to be hot, this works in winter as well - just find a sunny spot by the window. It's amazing, any leftover stain will vanish..
'I’m quite happy with the idea of a little one running around in a really nice dress, clompy boots and muddy hands and knees. The best accessory to any outfit is a beaming smile. That’s what being a child is all about!' - Natasha, Sew Heritage