THIS Is The Disturbing and UNTHINKABLE Reason Why You Should Wash Your New Clothes Before Wearing Them!

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I consider myself to be pretty savvy about what and how to launder garments, but I have to be perfectly honest…I did not know, nor do I, wash new clothes before wearing them.  I always wash new sheets because they seem to have a paint-like odor when they are removed from their packaging.

Since I never smelled anything off-putting on new clothes, it never crossed my mind to wash them before wearing them.  I’m more than a little skeeved out about this, after watching the video below, which has informed me that I may be wearing a lot more than just clothes.

Until your new clothes land on your body many hands have touched it during production, to say nothing of the number of people who have tried on the garment, before it lands in your possession for longer term wearing.

As you will hear, the Wall Street Journal was informed by Donald Belsito, a dermatology professor from Columbia University, that both some infectious diseases and lice can remain alive long enough to be passed on through clothing!  He advises that clothing should probably be washed TWICE before wearing, to be on the safe side.

However, the more common thing found in most clothing that should mandate washing before wearing, are formaldehyde resins and dyes used in clothing production.  You will hear the skin dangers discussed in an interview in the video you are about to watch.

I had to crack up at the end of the footage, where CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s admission of washing his jeans very infrequently, gets a surprise from Stacy London.  She had secretly had a pair of his jeans tested…the results will confirm the need to KEEP WASHING your clothes REGULARLY!!  Let’s just say, that Anderson almost fell off his chair!

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This Lady Cuts Up An Old Blue T-Shirt. When She’s Done It’s PRICELESS!

I just love these super easy DIY projects that result in something useful, attractive and great to make for yourself or as a really personal, thoughtful gift for a friend. The Crafty Gemini presents just such a tutorial in this video. All you need is a sharp pair of scissor and old t-shirt, preferably a Mens Large, and you can, within 15 minutes, transform it into a DIY hobo bag that is just really great looking, functional and really fun to do.

It’s great as a tote when you want to pack up more stuff than you can fit in a purse.  For an outing to the beach or park, this is your perfect bag.  Depending on what you want to use it for, you can alter the size, simply by the size t-shirt you choose to make it.

I’m going to give this a try this afternoon. It’s so cheap and easy to make and in the end it’s a totally awesome spring and summer accessory. Pass this on to your friends and please let us know how your hobo turns out.  Have fun and enjoy making your own. Let us know how yours turns out!

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