Yes, you may really want to wear that skirt you just bought for a dinner date, but really it isn’t that clean.
Here’s another great reason why you should wash your newly purchased clothing pieces.
I was having a girls’ night at my place. When my friend Stephanie arrived, and was wearing this brand new bright red shirt. She looked great! It turns out she had just bought it in the morning after being dissatisfied with her old shirt.
Yes, she is a shopaholic, and maybe she will prefer her old shirts more in the future, here’s why.
As it occurred, us girls were going out on the town, and Stephanie needed to change into her evening wear. While she was in the bathroom, she yelled out, “what in earth, nooooo.”
Being good friends, we all ran to the bathroom to see if she was okay.
“My armpits are pinky red, I look like I have a rash or some weird fungus,” Stephanie Replied peering out the bathroom door and then exposing her underarms for us to see.
We all gasped at the color of her skin!
With some quick thinking on my behalf, and a warm soapy cloth, her seemingly huge rash was scrubbed away.
So what was it?
“Red dye, and lots of it…”
Stephanie hadn’t washed her shirt prior to wearing it and the red dye obviously hasn’t been washed thoroughly out prior to drying the shirt at the clothing factory.
So, my girlfriends and I are thinking, just how much dye from clothing pieces gets into our systems each year? Having red dye under my friend’s armpits can’t be good for her, and after having a discussion about some similar situations. More than one of us had had a similar situation. Dark denim jeans are another big culprit and can dye your skin blue.
So, I guess the moral of the story is to wash you new clothes prior to wearing them, and avoid clothes that are going to run in the wash because they may just run on you as well.