Soften t-shirts the easy way–no need to wash them a dozen times or spray them with chemicals. Here’s all you need to do.
Start with a clean plastic or glass container, like a salad bowl or large food container. Pour in a quart of water and add a half a cup of salt (we recommend sea salt or kosher salt, not table salt). Mix it up. Add your t-shirt to the mix and let it soak for three days. Yes, three days! You can even put the container in the sun for extra faux wear-and-tear.
After three days, rinse out the shirt under the faucet, and then toss it in the wash. You’ll be amazed by its vintage-feel softness.