Cotton is the most popular natural fabric. It is used in a variety of different items because it is so versatile and yet so comfortable. However, people are becoming increasingly concerned with keeping themselves away from things that are not completely all natural. There is even a concern about chemicals or dye on cotton rubbing off onto your skin from your clothes. Yet, does it really occur?
Typically you do not have to worry about dye transferring from your clothes to your skin. The only time is tends to is if the dye process was poorly done, as in the case of a very cheap item. Some very bright or dark colors may transfer a small amount of dye if they are not washed before they are first worn. Therefore it is very important to wash new clothes before wearing them.
Chemicals can and do transfer from cotton to your skin. Skin irritations and allergies are proof that chemicals transfer from cotton to your skin. Those who have sensitivities to certain soaps and fabric softeners suffer from breakouts and irritations when their cotton clothes is washed using these products because the chemicals that bother them rub off on their skin. Some people also find their skin is irritated if they wear a new item of clothing before washing it. This is typically because of some residual chemical used during production and another good reason to wash new clothes before wearing them.
Luckily there are several options that you have, if you are concerned about chemicals or dye rubbing off on your skin from your clothes. First, be sure to wash all new items before wearing them. Second, wash them using a mild and pure soap that is low in chemicals and does not have any additives like dyes, perfumes or fabric softeners. Third, do not use bleach on your clothes, it is a very harsh chemical and can be very irritating. Fourth, stop using fabric softener, because the way it makes clothes soft and static free is by coating the fibers of the material in chemicals.
If you truly want to avoid chemicals and dye in your cotton clothes, you can always opt for organic cotton as an excellent alternative. This type of cotton is grown without pesticides and other chemicals. It even grows in different naturally occurring colors and therefore you can get a variety of colors without the use of dyes at all.
If chemicals and dyes on your cotton clothes concern you, replace your T-shirt wardrobe with a variety of custom-made organic cotton T-shirts. You don’t need to give up cute tees in great designs and styles just because you are choosing organic. You can choose the natural colors you want in the styles you want. Then you can choose to have anything you want printed on the custom tees. You can flaunt the fact that you have chosen an organic tee, support a cause, make a clever remark or a silly one. The choice of how to personalize a T-shirt is endless.
Get your custom-made organic cotton T-shirts today and never again worry about the chemicals and dyes from regular cotton.
Hi, I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELP!!!!!
My name is Danielle, I’m 21 years old & I live in West Jordan Utah.
I’m am not much of a summer dress person, however I was @ the store Forever21 in South Towne Mall & I found the cutest dress for $25! Its black, long sleeve & is short (thigh high or right above knee). The first time I wore it turned everything BLUE or PURPLE!!! My skin, my shirt I had underneath, my leggings, anything I touched, my friends coach, my hair, I mean it turned everything! So I handwashed it in the tub using regular laundry soap, The water was almost black! I handwashed it a few times. I let it hang dry & its been a couple months, I wore it again yesterday & allthough it wasn’t as bad, it still did the EXACT same thing! Except this time it completely ruined my hair extensions that I just bought. I have to buy new ones. I’ve handwashed it over & over & over & the water is still so dark, After letting it soak in cold water all night, I handwashed it again when I got home from work, still the same thing! So I put it in the Washer by itself, dryed it, then handwashed it again & the water is still dark purple & rubbing off onto clothes. I rubbed one of my white tanks to see if it still does & sure enough, it still did.
Is there ANYTHING I can do to make it stop doing this? I already went back to Forever21 but they don’t sale this dress anymore, it was a couple months ago when I bought it. The material is very very thin, I washed it so many times that the words on the tags completey erased, however I know that there is spandex & polyster in the material.
I love this dress & I really dont want to throw it away! But I dont want it to keep ruining everything that touches it! Is there anything, I mean anything that can make it stop rubbing off on everything???? I would really really appreciate any advice 🙂
Thank you so much taking the time to read this..
I really look forward to a reply! 🙂