Recently we have been noticing that our clothes are starting to fall
apart. It's like the material is getting very week and you can just
put your finger right through. It's even been happing to our towels
that are less than 6 months old. Does anyone know what might cause
this. We typically do not use bleach. I was wondering if it could be
from the laundry soap or the washer or dryer. Any help would be
On 27 Jul 2006 13:12:47 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Could be a variety of things. I noticed that my jeans don't last the
way they did many years ago when fabrics were made stronger. Hot
water, what is washed with the clothes, harsh detergents, fabric
softeners, hot dryers, etc are hard on fabrics.
I guess alkalinity. Some detergents are less alkaline than others.
High alkalinity can help detergent sales by getting cloth cleaner, but
it can cause cotton, polyester, and nylon to deteriorate. I wonder if
the old formulas, with phosphates, were less alkaline.
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