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The only thing worse than cleaning your clothes is doing it wrong and discovering you've warped some beloved garment beyond repair. Enter Mr. Black, a line of garment care products out of Australia that might make the whole ordeal a little bit simpler, mainly because they propose washing your clothes less often.
The brand was founded in the noble pursuit of keeping selvedge denim fresh without washing, releasing a Denim Refresh spray that quickly hit cult status. Now they've expanded the range to include washes and sprays specially formulated by fabrication, because your gym clothes require a different kind of clean than your wool sweater. All-purpose laundry detergents contain harsh enzymes and heavy-duty chemicals designed for serious stains, and aren't necessary for most of your clothes-cleaning needs. Dunking your clothes in water, having them swirled around in the machine with chemicals, and asking the fibers to spring back leads to clothing breaking down faster.
Priced between $12 and $20, Mr. Black offers solutions for cotton and linen, wool and cashmere, sport clothes, shoes, and leather. The cleaning process is attacked from two angles, starting with sprays intended to "refresh" by killing bacteria and neutralizing odors. When it does come time for a full-blown wash, the brand has gentle but effective detergents for that, too, all made from 100% natural ingredients that are non-toxic and biodegradable.
· Mr. Black [Official Site]
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