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24 July 2017, 13:37 | Updated: 24 July 2017, 13:38
There's nothing worse than buying a new top and discovering those tiny annoying holes have appeared!
Washing our clothes is one of those chores that makes being an adult less than fun.
It's a dark art to get it just right sometimes and everyone has there own way of doing things, but with the magic of sparkling clean clothes comes the mystery.
Where are all those socks that don't make it back in the drawer?
And what the hell are those tiny annoying holes that pop up and ruin all your brand new t-shirts?
The answer to the first question? Probably a sock eating goblin that lives in the drum of your washing machine.
And the answer to the second question? Sometimes moths lurking in your cupboards and wardrobes could be to blame but it's not only that.
The cause of these annoying little clothes ruiners could lie in what you put in your washing machine along with your cotton tee's and tops.
CEO of US clothing company American Giant told Today: “The fabric there is (rubbing) against the hardware: your belt, the tops of your jeans, all points of wear. The friction, repeated over time, has caused the fabric to deteriorate.”
So the best thing you can do is wash all your basics together away from garments that have harder parts to them such as jeans which have zips and buttons and making sure you remove belts before putting your clothes in the wash.
But of course it also comes down to quality too with lower standard garments being more prone to holes after fewer washes than those that have been well constructed.