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Re: How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater

I forgot to include Silk; another material that doesn't benefit from detergents. People have been making, using and washing all of these products for 100's of years, long before detergents and dry-cleaning (another planet killing and often unnecessarily used service) were invented.

Re: How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater

Nice tutorial EXCEPT
Wool and Down should NEVER be washed with detergent of any kind
because it destroys the natural oils (ie lanolin)in them that contribute to their attributes ie. keeping one warm even when wet and staying fluffy and thus warm, for wool and down respectively.

Use true soaps like Ivory bars or flakes that do not have phosphates or other detergents in them. READ labels some products that claim to be for down and wool are just detergents that cost more.

If there's a spot that doesn't come out, with soap, try to treat it specifically and don't ruin the whole piece, pillow, coat, sleeping bag etc.

Recycled wool and water pollution reduction at the same time