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Do new socks need to be washed?

2021-09-16 13:48:08

Do new socks need to be washed? I believe that many people have such doubts. First of all, I will tell you about the multiple processes of socks before they leave the factory, and then you can decide whether to wash them according to your own judgment.

Take the colorful cotton socks as an example, simply list the production process: skeining raw materials → cooking → mercerizing → dyeing → winding → weaving and knitting → hosiery → inspection → seam → inspection → ironing socks → finishing → finished product leaving the factory.

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It is impossible to imagine how many oil stains and bacteria will be produced during this process. The socks that look very clean actually contain a lot of dust, fiber foam, etc., and in the production process, printing and dyeing and other production links must use formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is mainly Plays two roles, one is color fixation, and the other is anti-wrinkle. All clothing will contain formaldehyde, of course, including socks.

If the human body is exposed to formaldehyde for a long time, it will cause symptoms such as dermatitis, skin itching and even ulceration. So washing the socks you just bought can avoid the contact of formaldehyde. And if the socks after leaving the factory are not soaked and washed, the yarn has no tenacity, easy to shed hair, fluff, easy to rot, and even some of them have chemical residues and peculiar smells.

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So how do I clean the newly bought socks?

1. Rinse with clean water, especially the clothes you wear next to your body. Dry them in a ventilated place after washing. Not only can you remove dust, but also volatilize chemical components such as formaldehyde. For clothes with heavier odors, you can use mild detergent to clean them.

2. Add a little laundry detergent to the socks for rubbing to remove the dust on the surface of the socks. After washing, add a little vinegar to soak it and let it dry to keep it soft.

3. If the stockings, soak them with a little salt water before wearing them, put them in the freezer of the refrigerator for about half an hour, and then let them dry naturally, so that the fibers will become stronger and more durable.

4. In addition, the old socks will become hard after cleaning because of fiber aging and impurity deposition. In the absence of softening liquid, you can boil it with boiling water and washing powder for 20 minutes, and then wash it and it will be soft as new.

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