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Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

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Amanda
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Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby Amanda » Thu May 07, 2009 2:26 pm

I haven't washed any longies in it but have just washed a wool cardi, before I read not to be used on wool. The cardi came out ok (despite it being handwash only :oops: , used delicate cycle), so was just curious.

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Amanda
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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby Amanda » Thu May 07, 2009 2:42 pm

Actually, do all detergents say not suitable for wool? Apart from special wool ones that is :lol: , just thought I've probably asked a rather silly question (not for the first time :roll: :lol: )

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Kirstyh
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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby Kirstyh » Thu May 07, 2009 2:44 pm

Ermmm no idea, but I always wash any wool items in what ever detergent I am using, just do it by hand with a gentle rinse and spin. x

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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby Annette » Thu May 07, 2009 3:08 pm

OK I found this which does answer your question, but I found it interesting in general

Powder or tablet sensitive Non Bio ... contains Bleach, Perfume, Surfactants, Polymers & Builders (softners) ... no enzymes (they are responsible for breaking up NATURALY occuring stains ie sweat, grass, bark, soil ... the bleach is what affects the colour ... enzymes are the prime irratator so this is why if you look at the ingredients on a "sensitive" product they will be missing. Perfume (and bleach) can also be an irritant which is partly why some brands now come in 2 or more fragrances ... so if one irritates you can try another without leaving the "brand"

Liquid Non Bio (bottle & liqui tabs) ... they contain Perfume, Surfactants, polymers, Builders & enzymes ... no Bleach ... they are better for your colours but you will have a hard time removing stains from very pale or white clothing with liquids as there is no bleach ...

Powder or Tablet Bio ... they contain all the 6 key components to get your clothes clean .. Bleach, Enzymes, Polymers, Perfume, Builders & surfactants ... ideal for your whites & very pale clothing ... over time (after about 10 washes) you can start to see the detrimental effect on the colur balance between the garment & an identical one (should you have one)

PS DONT use regular detergent on wool, silk or cashmere ... they either contain enzymes ( remember they break up natural stains so they will also destroy natural fibres) or they will have bleach ...

Something like Dreft or Persil wool & silk is designed to wash wool, silk and cashmere for this very reason ... it is not a ploy to get you to buy another product

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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby JennyPenny » Thu May 07, 2009 10:43 pm

That quote there, says it will break up all natural fibres - so what about stuff like hemp and bamboo etc? :-?

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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby buzzybee21 » Thu May 07, 2009 10:58 pm

From another wool-selling site:

Modern biological detergents, or ones containing bleaching agents, can be catastrophic to any animal-based fabric.

These detergents, as well as the non-biological detergents which contain bleach, will cause the garment to become corroded and thinned. They should not be used to wash your Wool Overs’ fine British knitwear. Your new wool sweater or jersey could loose its shape, and the finer wools will go into holes very quickly.

There are some excellent detergents which will condition and protect your new wool jersey. Look out for the wool mark symbol on the packaging.


Bleaching agents and enzymes will damage the fibres in clothes generally but specifically on animal based fibres.

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Amanda
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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby Amanda » Fri May 08, 2009 8:54 am

Thanks everyone, especially Annette and Helen, I really could've looked for info myself, feel a bit lazy now :oops: , just was sure someone would know the answer! So I'm not worried about my old woolie cardi, but guess I'd better buy some proper stuff for future use!

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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby jan3182001 » Fri May 08, 2009 10:12 am

pure soap flakes are quite cheap and suitable for wool and CAN be used in a washing machine

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beffys
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Re: Why does Bold 2-in-1 say not suitable for wool?

Postby beffys » Wed May 20, 2009 7:28 am

That's quite interesting reading. Makes sense really, but I'd never have thought about it! Will get some wool wash to use in the washing machine. :)


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