I just bought four new t-shirts by Levi, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and Old Navy. Three of these shirts already have holes in the front of them. Its not just in the same areas it's all over the front of them. Please help!
By Barbara R.
I agree with the previous poster. It must be something that you are doing that is causing wear in that spot. It may be some product that you are using for something that is coming in contact just with the front of the shirt. Perhaps some new cleaning product? I notice that my 100% cotton shirts get tiny holes in the tummy area first, long before there is any sign of wear anywhere else. The softer the cotton, the more there is wear. Insects or some laundry product wouldn't wear holes in just the front.
Because they're on the front only, and not on your husband's or son's, I don't think it's due to insects or your washing machine. I've read some pretty interesting posts about this problem, and experienced it myself. It's probably because of a hard object pressing against your t-shirt and wearing the small hole, or your t-shirt rubbing between 2 hard objects. Situations like your belt buckle, the metal button on your jeans, your seat belt, etc.; or rubbing the front of your shirt up against the edge of a counter or table, especially if you have a metal belt buckle or metal button on your jeans. I think metal belt buckles, metal jean buttons and seat belts come up a lot when other people are talking about this. Pay attention to the area some of the holes are, what you were doing and what else you were wearing, and something may come to mind.
May I suggest checking your drawer or closet where you hang or store these. There are mites that attack certain fabrics, and certain kinds of wood that clothing may be stored in. Take everything out of that space, take it outside and dump it in your garbage bin. Then spray it with insecticide inside and out. Let sit over night then wipe out with a fabric softener sheet. Hope this helps!
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