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By alyssaamarante / Saturday 13 June 2015 02:41 / United States
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You don't bathe thrift store clothes in hydrochloric acid before you wear them?! Or am I the only one who's that afraid of other people's germs?

As a former secondhand shop worker, I will say that no, the store does not wash the clothes before they are sent out, big industrial size washers are mad expensive to buy and operate. However, if something has cat hair on it, we would lint roll the garment, or if it was completely covered, we would toss it. But anyway, i think it's common sense to wash the clothes before putting them on your body, so I'm saying YDI

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You don't bathe thrift store clothes in hydrochloric acid before you wear them?! Or am I the only one who's that afraid of other people's germs?

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That's it. I'm starting my own chapter of the Rocky Mountain Nudists Association, regional penchant for surprise snowstorms be damned!

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Depends on the thrift store. There's one locally that sends all clothing donations back to a hub where they're cleaned, sorted and sent to stores for resale. Sometimes what you give them locally ends on on the rack here but it's pretty rare since it's a huge international chain store.

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I work at a secondhand store and it is not our job to do that. We tell people to wash the clothing bringing it in.

I highly doubt thrift stores even wash the clothes they receive. That's a whole lot of laundry for a $2 shirt.

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They might have tried it on in the store. Or just picked it up and had a reaction. It says severely allergic. I used to know someone who would have an allergic reaction to peanuts even if he just smelled it. That shit's serious.

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they didn't say they wore the clothes. they could've tried something on or even just touched it while browsing.

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