Clothing You Don’t Have To Wash, Explained

by MR Magazine Staff

It’s been a banner few years for people who hate doing laundry. A slew of brands has arrived promising that you can wear their products for days, weeks, or months straight without ever putting them in the wash. Wool & Prince started the trend in 2013 with a Kickstarter that collected 10 times their goal of $30,000 by promising that their merino wool button-downs could be worn for 100 days straight. Dozens of athletic brands, including Lululemon and Patagonia, treat clothing items with nanosilver particles to fight odor. Earlier this year, Unbound Merino released a collection of men’s T-shirts, socks, hoodies, and underwear (and one women’s shirt), promising you could travel without any luggage. As I write this, I’m wearing a cotton and seaweed fiber T-shirt by Pangaia treated with antimicrobial peppermint oil to prevent odor for the fourth time. The company claims the peppermint will help you save 3,000 liters of water over its lifetime by skipping laundry. Read more at Vox.