By alyssaamarante - 13/06/2015 02:41 - United States - East Northport
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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
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?
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.