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Old 05-13-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I notice that black jeans always have this weird, funky chemical odor to them. Even if you wash them, the smell won't come out.

Is there ANY remedy for this??? What can you use to get rid of this horrible smell????
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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What brands have the smell? I have not noticed this at all.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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I think the smell is pretty permanent, and yes I have noticed it. All brands don't have it, but many do. I now sniff black jeans before buying them.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's not just in jeans...I have some exercise pants that have that odor too. I've washed them many times and they smell fine fresh out of the dryer but as soon as I start to sweat in them, the odor comes out again.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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As I have MCS a sensitivity to all chemicals I have to wash most of my new clothes before wearing but as you say some dont lose that smell.. and you have to remember that this will be next to your skin all day being ingested into your body... be careful.. Toxic dyes. Lethal logos. Cotton drenched in formaldehyde... How your clothes could poison you | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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I have some stretchy yoga tank tops that have a horrific smell. I washed them and it didn't help...
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have some stretchy yoga tank tops that have a horrific smell. I washed them and it didn't help...
Are they the Tangerine brand that Sam's sells? That's what brand my horribly smelly exercise pants are. It's a shame because they're so soft and comfortable.
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Gosh... now I'll be sniffing clothes....
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Yes, I have absolutely noticed this as well and I thought it was because they were cheap black jeans from Walmart, which, by the way they no longer sell. I too always wash ALL of my newly purchased clothes before wearing them, whether they smell or not.

As I only had two pair of black jeans from Walmart and the chemical smell still hadn't come out after washing them a couple of times I put them in the laundry tub at home with a very strong solution of vinegar and water and let them sit for a couple of days. It worked; but I won't buy black jeans anymore.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Yes, I have absolutely noticed this as well and I thought it was because they were cheap black jeans from Walmart, which, by the way they no longer sell. I too always wash ALL of my newly purchased clothes before wearing them, whether they smell or not.

As I only had two pair of black jeans from Walmart and the chemical smell still hadn't come out after washing them a couple of times I put them in the laundry tub at home with a very strong solution of vinegar and water and let them sit for a couple of days. It worked; but I won't buy black jeans anymore.
Vinegar and water are the best bet. I often use that combination to wash new jeans that may bleed in the wash and it sort of locks in the color. I don't what the smell is but it is usually present in other dark overdyed cloth.
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