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Sweat smell in synthetics

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    Kerrilyn @Kerrilyn

    How do you deal with sweat smell in synthetic fabrics? Mostly I have dealt with it by using all natural fibres but my daughter was given a dress and really likes it but it has a sweat smell to it despite being washed. Is there any way to get rid of it?

    Thanks for your time. 🙂

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    Liesl Gibson
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    Sure–man-made fibers like polyester are hydrophobic, which makes it difficult to eliminate odors because water is repelled by the fabric. This is true of a lot of athletic clothing as well. Two suggestions: soak it in a water-vinegar mixture first. Then add some baking soda to the washing machine. Both of these methods will help get rid of odors easily!

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