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Anyone noticed anything weird about new clothes/cloths? Answered

Has anyone noticed that new clothes and things like washcloths and dishtowels seem to repel water when they get wet? Not really repel, but they don't absorb it, and the surface stays (and feels) wet.

After the clothes get washed a couple hundred times, it wears off and is like old clothes.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening (and why manufacturers decided to do this)?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

Textiles are "sized", essentially starched, I don't know if it's for manufacturing purposes, or retail, but after a couple of washes, it's gone.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Ah, I was going to assume since the poly-whathaveyou repells water, it doesn't wet. You're probably right, though.