I have a challenge. I recently bought a cotton/polyester coat with the intention of bleaching it to near-white. To my surprise, normal bleach with sodium hypochlorite had very little effect. It changed the color from light brown to mustard-yellow-ish, even after two soakings in a 30% mixture using water and 5% sodium hypochlorite for about 10 hours each.
My second attempt was better. I put a test piece of fabric in a solution and boiled it in the microwave. It made it even lighter, but still far away from my desired near-white (white-yellow or offwhite is what I hope to achieve).
I also tried to soak it in white spirit, with a small added extra bleaching effect.
Now, using common household chemicals, how can I achieve the desired bleaching? Can I increase the effect of the chlorine? Can I use peroxide, ammonia, or any other chemical to strip the fabric of its color? I'm willing to risk to have the fabric destroyed in the process.