My little guy is a karate kid. It’s actually called TaeKidoKai and it involves a lot of kicking and blocking and punching and yelling and grunting and sparring and push-ups and sit ups. So far, there have been no Ralph Macchio inspired crane moves, but I still have hope. If you follow me on Instagram, you may see these sorts of photos a couple of times a week.
At TaeKidoKai, they wear the classic white martial arts uniforms. With all of the general rolling around on the floor, the uniform is constantly looking grey around the edges. No matter how much washing it gets, it never looks as nice as it did on the first day.
Next Saturday is grading day. It happens once a quarter and is a big day for my little ninja. It’s the day when they go and do their kata in front of the Sensei in the hope of earning a new coloured belt, or in our case, a new stripe at the end of the belt.
When I was offered the opportunity to try out and review the new Radiant laundry products, the first thing which came to mind was the karate uniform. Washing powder which promise brighter colours are great, but for me personally, a washing powder which can make my whites, white (again) is worth it’s weight in gold.
I decided to create my very own Radiant Karate Challenge.
This is the general state of the jacket. It’s grey and not looking super fresh any more. Honestly though, for the amount of money this uniform cost, he’ll keep wearing it until he well and truly grows out of it.
Here’s a closer look at the sleeves. A bit yucky. The bottoms of the pants are just as bad.
Radiant is available in 3 great variants: Brilliant Whites Sharper Colours, No-Sort and Sensitive. Yes, you read that right. NO-SORT! How utterly brilliant. Plus, there’s no need to worry about picking up the right packet when shopping, for your specific type of washing machine. The Radiant products are made for both Front and Top Loader machines.
The Radiant Brilliant Whites Sharper Colours, come in little pre-measured capsules. The outer plastic just dissolves in the wash. As an “over-scooper”, this makes me very happy. I always end up using too much powder, so these little capsules will provide just the right amount.
But I digress. Back to the Karate Challenge. The uniform was washed in cold water and then put through the tumble dryer last night. This morning, I took some “after” photos.
Overall, the jacket is much whiter and cleaner. It no longer has that awful all-over greyness about it.
And the sleeves, I hear you ask? Well, the sleeves are the about 1000% better. Here’s a close up of the same sleeve in the first “before” photo.
With a shiny and white, super clean uniform, I’ve done my part. All that is left to do, is my little man to do his best and bring home his new belt stripe.
Radiant have recently undertaken an audacious ‘Radiant Return’ experiment .
The basis of the experiment saw a real family (the 2 hero guys are best friends and the girl is the girlfriend of one of the guys), buy actual clothes from stores, torture the clothing in some extreme “tests”, wash them in real domestic conditions (their actual house) and return them to unsuspecting retail assistants. The owners of the stores were aware of the experiment and gave their permission, but the shop assistants had no idea. Their reactions are priceless.
You can watch the Radiant Return Challenge videos here. I especially love the football tackling practice video (episode 2).
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