Ever put on a cotton shirt, be it an awesome graphic tee, your favorite work blouse or your go-to shirt and the "pretty-new' tee has holes in it? Pretty annoying, and I'll wager it has happened to everyone in the very least once. But why? Why is this happening?
Unfortunately, cotton is well loved by moths, so taking care to keep moths out of your home and definitely your closet is a first step to trying to keep holes at bay. But I'm afraid that won't solve the situation.
You see most holes occur wherever there is even just a bit of an abrasion. For instance, if your shirt hangs over your waistline while you're wearing a belt or a pair of jeans that have big button at the waist. It can also happen if you like to use the same purse that may have some tough leather or accessories on it that rub on your blouse constantly.
One way to help the situation is to try to buy a good quality cotton shirt. Inexpensively made shirts with an inferior grade of cotton and shotty weaving will probably see holes the first. Pima Cotton made garments should last the longest, but that doesn't ensure that they won't ever get holes. They will if you wear them and clean them often. Hopefully higher quality cotton garments will last you over 30 washes though since that tends to be the life-expectancy of 100% cotton made goods.
Here are some quick tips and tricks to help your cotton shirts last the longest:
The Rey's Team
The Rey's Team is dedicated to garment care,learning about new cleaning methods and all about new textiles used in fashion today. We hope to share some insights into the ever changing world of garment care with you.