Tiny Holes in Clothes: Where Do They Come From - and What Can Be Done About Them?

Does this happen to you all the time too? Shortly after buying a new T-shirt or sweater, you discover small holes in the fabric.

Tiny Holes in Clothes: Where Do They Come From - and What Can Be Done About Them?

Does this happen to you all the time too? Shortly after buying a new T-shirt or sweater, you discover small holes in the fabric. However, there is not the slightest trace of a moth. So how do those little tears end up in your favorite clothes?

There are several other causes that can damage your clothes. We have reviewed the most common. And that's not all. We also reveal what you can do so that the pleasure of wearing your favorite pieces does not disappear too quickly...

The culprit is not necessarily the washing machine itself, but washing often makes it easier for holes to appear in clothes. The fine fibers swell under the effect of very hot water or the detergent used, become brittle and tear. This especially happens in places that have already suffered a little: for example at the waist, where the belt is, or at the hip, where the pockets or the cell phone chain often rub when worn.

Tip: Do not wash your favorite T-shirt or clothes with very fine fibers with jeans or clothes with buttons or a zipper. This allows you to avoid additional friction. Or better yet, use a laundry bag.

As we have already described above, the rubbing of a belt or, for example, a zipper can cause small tears in the fabric. But even at work, you should be careful that constant contact with work surfaces can promote the appearance of holes in the T-shirt or pants.

Tip: Maybe don't tuck your favorite T-shirt into your pants. And for your countertop, watch out for uneven surfaces and cover them if possible.

Crack, Crack - Broken: Shoes with Velcro can damage clothing. This happens not only when you close the shoes, if the scratch accidentally gets stuck to the fabric. But also when it is closed: when walking, a long garment such as a woolen coat or a skirt can easily touch the ends of the Velcro part. This pulls threads from the fabric or makes small holes in the inner lining or in a pantyhose.

Tip: Better opt for slip-on or lace-up shoes. If lacing seems too complicated for you, there are models whose laces are purely decorative. These shoes close and open with a hidden zipper. Only a cheap zipper can normally cause damage to the pantyhose.

As the saying goes, "who buys cheap, buys twice". This also applies to clothing. Thin cotton or poor quality fabric revenge with signs of premature wear. These may appear after a few washes or even after just one use.

Tip: Don't get too worked up about the cheap garment that got damaged after purchase or spend a little more on better quality fabrics. But even mild detergent and special wash cycles in your washing machine can help extend the life of your favorite piece.

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