Is it better to wash or not to wash? When it comes buying new clothes, many of us ask ourselves this question. It's a question I've asked myself many times before, but I had no idea how significant the answer would turn out to be until recently!
The answer is unequivocally yes; you should always wash new garments before wearing them. This article will present to you 3 different reasons why it's necessary to always wash your new clothes before wearing them:
1. Loose Dye Transfer
A small amount of dye that was not absorbed during the dyeing process often remains on the surface of new garments. If you do not wash the item before wearing it, the loose color may transfer onto your skin or other clothing.
Aside from being unsightly, dye transfer can cause allergic contact dermatitis, a rash-like skin condition. The simplest way to remove any potentially irritating stray dye that may be lingering on the fabric is to wash it before wearing it.
2. Bacteria and Insects
There's no telling what's remaining in the fabric of new clothes. If the item was worn by others before you purchased it, it could easily contain bacteria or even microscopic insects like lice brought by those people.
Rather than leaving it to chance, simply wash the garment in hot water to remove any bacteria or vermin that may be hiding in the fabric.
New garments are treated with a variety of chemicals during the manufacturing process to protect them in transit. Stain repellents, color fasteners, anti-wrinkle agents, softness boosters, and other compounds are among those used.
When clothing is shipped over long distances, it may be treated with urea-formaldehyde to help prevent mildew from growing on the fabric. You obviously don't want that on your skin, so wash your new clothes before wearing them!
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