We at Drop and Dash Laundry hope your New Year is off to a fresh clean start! As a society, we just celebrated the winter holidays and – whether you celebrated Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus – you may have received some new clothes as a gift. You might be eager to slip on that new outfit for a night on the town or wear your new duds to work to impress, but have you considered that maybe you should wash your new clothing first?

Dermatologists agree that people should hold off on wearing clothing right from the rack or the package and, instead, invest in a good washing before donning those fresh shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, etc.

New Clothes May Have Skin Irritants

Coming from the factory, to protect them from various issues such as stains, mold and mildew, wrinkles, color loss, and other fabric-related problems, most clothes are sprayed or otherwise treated with chemicals. Many companies use formaldehyde-based treatments to make the texture of clothing more appealing to the touch.

Some of the treatments used in clothing from the manufacturers can irritate sensitive skin. Since no one wants to bear an un-scratchable itch or breakout in a rash, washing according to the manufacturer’s recommendation prior to wearing can ensure your comfort and your fashion.

New Clothes Have Likely Been Worn or Handled

Think about it: how many clothing stores have changing rooms? While stores may disinfect clothing these days before putting them back on the rack after a changing room situation, this may not always be the case. Many people try clothes on at the rack and simply put them back. Moreover, many hands likely touched those clothes without gloves throughout the transit cycle of those clothes from the manufacturing facility to the shipping system to the retailer and into your hands.

We strongly suggest considering taking the safe route and clean your newly acquired outfits.

Get Your Clothes Super Clean Super Fast Without Hassle

Drop and Dash Laundry Service offers pickup and delivery laundry service to Chicago. Simply leave your clothes in a bag for us to pickup, and we’ll grab it, wash it, dry it, fold it, and deliver it sparkling fresh and like new…. In fact, in some ways better than new!

Try our Ozone Power Wash to really get your clothes looking and smelling clean with nature’s cleaner ozone which removes the stains, chemicals, and funk and restores clothes to feel noticeably fresher.