I also have a slightly pinkish/orange color near the hem after several years of use, but it is not mildew. There is no smell whatsoever. I pop it in the washer several times a year and am picking up a 2nd so I can wash it with my towels more often. I believe it is mineral residue from our hard water (northeast US water coming through limestone riverbeds). It may be more noticeable if my curtain liner were white, but it is off-white. It washes beautifully. My shower seems to have a revolving door (used often), so I would rather just have a back up so I can simply replace it with a 2nd one while the 1st one is put in the laundry.
Date published: 2017-03-24