Monday, October 23, 2017
Hidden Secrets II
Here's a second in my new series of hidden secrets.
When you buy a nice piece of clothing (e.g., fancy dress, business suit), it often comes with spare buttons and a little square of cloth. The cloth is the same material as the item.
Most people don't know what the cloth is for. Some guess, incorrectly, that it's to use as a patch for rips. No, it's not.
The real purpose of the cloth is to test laundry detergent and other cleaning solvents to see how the material will react to them. That way you won't ruin the entire garment when trying to clean it.
Isn't that clever?