Slow growing mildew in t-shirts. Help…

Over the last year my t-shirts that I wear to the gym have slowly developed a mildew smell. When I wash them they come out smelling fine, but as soon as I sweat or they get damp it re-activates the smell in full force… so I think I smell okay going out and then I smell like crap about an hour later.

I live an hour from the gym so putting my clothes in my bag for that hour seems to be the cause.

Online people seem to think washing with very hot water kills the bacteria, but I don't have hot water on my washing machine. Baking soda doesn't work.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking about heating water on the stove with some vinegar in it and just putting each shirt in it for a few minutes at almost boiling temperature.

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