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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I sometimes do. It depends on where it came from. Some stores have products that dyes and inks have more skin irritation that others.
torisweettooth torisweettooth 10 years
Depends on where i get them and how they look. But yeah majority is yes.
Wicked Wicked 10 years
I usually do unless I don't have time.
lea88 lea88 10 years
eww,of corse.that's really growss.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 10 years
you should ALWAYS wash new clothes before wearing them. I actaully wrote a paper on this for orgo lab... many fabrics contain chemcials such polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and formaldehyde, which companies use because it makes the fabric stain free, wrinkle free, flame retardant and disinfected. The only problem is that these chemicals are gases at room temperature and when found in large enough concentrations, become harmful to humans. PBDEs impair memory, learning, affect thyroid hormones, and can cause neurodevelopmental effects on unborn babies. Many of the chemicals have been found to be carcinogen, which makes it easier to understand why more and more people are developing cancer, becuase of the abundance of chemicals around us. P.S. The "new car smell" is also full of chemicals, which is why you should air our a new car or always buy used.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
I do sometimes now... ever since that one episode of House where the kids got sick from the pesticides on their jeans. (Extreme case, I know. Fictional, too.)
xxxxxxy xxxxxxy 10 years
Inever wash them. it's new, so why should i? i paid for a new shirt and new pants, not dirty shirts and dirty pants!
Blue-Sarah Blue-Sarah 10 years
I was everything except t-shirts. Who hasn't worn a concert t the day after a concert?
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I wash or dry clean EVERYTHING before I wear it. I'm super picky about that.
AMP AMP 10 years
Undergarmets- always!!! Others, like jeans, tops, dresses- nah. Unless its resale or something like that.
fashionstar fashionstar 10 years
I don't wash anything, and the underwear I usually buy is eithered ordered or they'll have the plastic thing on it that prevents theft from occuring so nobody can try it on. But other than underwear I'd probably never wash anything before wearing it I think most Americans are too obsessed with germs, and like someone said earlier I've never gotten sick from wearing new clothes so I think most of you guys are paranoid. Not only that but washing new clothes is so not eco-friendly, it's a waste of water and soap.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
I just wash underwear and bathing suits...
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 10 years
It really depends on where I got the piece from. If it's a goodwill find then yes I wash it! But other stores I don't really worry about it. Maybe I should though.....
Iwillmarryunick Iwillmarryunick 10 years
I'm allergic to starching so I always wash.
sigmaration sigmaration 10 years
Nope. Sometimes, the whole point of purchasing something is to get me through until the next laundry day. HA!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
not really...some things, yes. my mom gets so pissed when i don't though haha. i don't really think about it, but after reading these comments, i think i'm gonna want to wash things more often now!
mommie mommie 10 years
I agree about the garment never looking as good once its washed. Especially with summer clothes. However, always wash new undergarments.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I confess, I don't. You can't beat that brand new feel that you will never get again when you wash it. (I agree that it depends on where I bought it.) However, if it looks like it was tried on before I bought it, I will handwash it in the sink.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 10 years
Always wash something if you bought it off the clearance rack. A lot of stuff gets put there because it was returned to the store.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Always wash the underwear, but jeans and tops- not usually.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I always wash underwear first and usually pants. Shirts don't bother me as much, I usually just wear them.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 10 years
i definitely wash undergarments before i wear them but on other clothing i don't. i dont' care about washing it because i still want it to look brand new. after you wash it, it doesnt' look as brand spankin new.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Sometimes. But I did hear on the radio that some girl ordered a pair of black capris, and as she was about to try them on, she noticed a white "bodily discharge" on the crotch of the pants. :SICK: I know that bacteria dies as soon as it hits the air, but still, that's NASTY. So now, I plan on washing everything I buy first.
estrela estrela 10 years
I always wash any undergarments or bathing suits before I wear them.
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