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    i'm gonna start hand washing most of my clothes, first off carpe, MA+, CCP, and RO shirts and was wondering if anyone had basic suggestions for handwashing. i don't think there's a forum on this here, so it would be a great reference tool as well.
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    P nizzle dizzle,




    For handwashing I've always done it in the sink, just taking care not to pull or stretch the fabric too much. I let the sink fill up and add the detergent as the water fills so that it foams up, soak the clothes (at most 2 shirts at a time of the same color) and just kind of swish them around in the water. It lets the soap get in and do its work without any excessive action on the fabrics itself (esp. Rick tees etc.). I take the shirts out as a lump and squeeze the water out and rinse a few times in the same way as washing just sans detergent.




    Some people use drying racks but I find that the bars let the fabric dry unevenly (you get those stretch lines since part of the heavy wet fabric is supported and other parts arent). I dry tees and pants flat on towels laid on the ground or tables and for dress shirts I wring them out and dry them on coathangers since they're more resistant to stretching. The good thing about drying flat on towels is that it gives you the opportunity to gently shape the shirts back into their appropriate shape.




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    thanks A and Z, yeah i meant to put this one in the shopping and personal style but i guess it works under designers and their work and as merzbow's DIY suggestion.



    oxyclean huh, i've cleaned up stains on my sofa w that...

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    i don't wash clothes. i just throw them out when they get dirty and buy them again. ;)



    edit: i just threw away my fencing jacket b/c i got a water stain on it.

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    what is a rec'd detergent?
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    [quote user="ddohnggo"]i don't wash clothes. i just throw them out when they get dirty and buy them again. ;)
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    you're one of those guys who has 365 pairs of socks each year

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    just call me damon dash
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    Well,



    when we lived in Jamaica, we didn't have amenities like washing machines, so everything had to be hand washed, even today, i still hand wash most, if not all my dress shirts, and occasionally my regular clothing when the washing machine does not give me the result that i want.



    1. you have to be very careful though, because if the garment you are washing was not made from a fabric that was preshrunk, you can run into problems.........



    2. avoid washing garments made from certain kinds of wool, as they still shrink as with machine washing).



    3.if you are washing knits, do not wring the garment when wet, and lay it on a flat (a table in the sun) surface to be dried afterwards



    what i do know is that, you colors will last longer when you hand was the garments



    Also, Oxy-clean should become your best friend, as you can pre-soak the garments in an oxy-clean and water solution and it remove all the stains and dirt and makes it very easy to hand wash afterwards without affecting the garment colors

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    I would use an organic E Friendly cleaner. You can get them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes in the states.

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    a tip for those who have garments that stretch or go out of shape easily;




    I have a few cotton knits that easily stretch when washing, on some the hem can stretch out making it flair when worn.so after I've washed them I put them in the tumble dryer in a laundry bag for just 5-10 mins on a low temperature. this often helps to re-shape the garment to its original shape. you of course have to be careful not to put them in for too long or at a high temperature as this can shrink them, so check the progress after a few minutes.




    I've done this to a couple of wool knits but you have to be extremely careful, because even 5 minutes at the wrong temp can shrink a knit in half, so I wouldn't advice doing it unless you're veryfamiliar with how the garment reacts to heat. cotton tends to be a bit safer but I'd still advice to be careful.

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    Whew...you're a brave man. I'm not daring enough to even look at a dryer while I'm wearing some of my favored pieces. My method of cleaning is almost identical to Albert's. It has never failed me and I have no fear of undesired consequences.
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    Might be too late for this, but prevention is the best medicine. In other words, hang your cherished items outdoors right after wearing them. I once had a pair of rubbery raf simons trousers which the dry cleaner's refused to clean for fear of ruining them. So I always hung them outdoors overnight and they amazingly did stay in clean-like condition for years (no joking!). Otherwise, perhaps use an organic cleaner.

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    i would take your advice but my clothes wouldn't be mine in the morning.
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    hunters point
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    Yeah...I would'nt even leave the house if I lived out there! [79]
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    Seperate them with respect to the fabrics. If a cloth sheds color dye, split it and wash them seperately. And never wash cloths with towels and blankets. So first soak the clothes( seperated) into the detergent mixed water.Then soap them and rinse well. Dry them under the warm sunlight.

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    How have you guys been maintaining your garments during covid because requiring multiple washes?

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    I haven’t been wearing anything I’d consider “fashion”, but rather basic T-shirts and jeans as I’ve been working from home. But for the washable masks I’ve been wearing I’ve been using Lysol laundry additive instead of fabric softener and throwing them in the washer with towels etc.

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    Okay, so I guess hanging your clothes outdoors won't work for you.



    In Java they use 'lerak' fruit (husks, I believe, but am not sure) to wash fine batik, since soap would destroy such fabrics. I'm not sure whether this is the same as what is known as the 'soap nut' , which is used in Nepal and India. The husks are added to water to create a soapy, yet non-soap, solution. Check on the internet or at a local shop selling high quality South or Southeast Asian textiles.


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