Should I Wash New Clothes?

Some people like to give their new clothing a “pre-wearing wash” before they put them on for the first time. As strange as it may sound, there is in fact a lot of merit to this practice. Many of the garments you buy have additives in them that can give sensitive skin dermatitis. Further, the excessive dyes found in some of your colored clothing might stain your skin or other fabrics they come into contact with.

If you just bought underwear or a bathing suit, you should take particular care to wash them before you use them for the first time. Though it is rare, there is some small risk that another shopper may have tried these garments on and spread lice or scabies to them. Rinse such items in as hot a temperature of water as you can safely wash them in, then hang them up to dry.

If you just purchased a garment that is dry clean only, you can count on Bellevue Dry Cleaning for all of your laundering needs.