An important pie chart on clothing…πŸ‘•

An important pie chart on clothing…ah clothing. It’s a NIGHTMARE for us sensory-beings. I wear a tiny proportion of my wardrobe. This is due to:

πŸ‘• New clothes. I cannot wear new clothes immediately like most people can. I can happily wait 2 years to wear new shoes (my brand new black converses are still sat in my wardrobe and I have another pair that took me literally 5 years to wear). I don’t know what it is but I have this huge fear of new clothes. My family is very aware of this and my mum actually gets me to slowly get stuff out of the box / packaging it comes in and just sit it in my room so I get used to the look of it. This can help. Also wearing stuff around the house can help but it’s so so difficult and painful for me to get into new things. I love second-hand and charity shop clothing for this reason!

πŸ”– TAGS / LABELS. Eww. The absolute pain of my life. They physically can change my entire mood if I have a scratchy label or tag inside my clothing. Also sometimes it’s no good cutting them out as that leads like a raw edge unless you physically unpick the thread of them. Also…Why do some clothes have literal books sewn into them? I get that we need washing instruction but gees. There are some great brands that come tag-free such as:

πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Fabric / texture. I am very fussy when it comes to the fabric and texture of clothing and how it sits on my skin.

πŸ‘ƒπŸ»Smell – I have to wash anything new multiple times before I can even think about wearing it. This includes bedding – any new duvets go through a rigorous washing phase with the only detergent I can manage.

How are you with clothing? Any good coping techniques? Share them in the comments down below!

One thought on “An important pie chart on clothing…πŸ‘•

  1. Fabric conditioner may actually kill me! I come out in a rash instantly and it completely knocks me off course for at least a day or so. Ditto strong creams, shampoos.

    If you can, hang charity shop clothes out in strong sunlight and/or rain (not at the same time necessarily!), as that gets rid of the solvents they may have used to clean them. My favourite hoodie was on the line for most of a summer, because the shop had pretty much doused it in spray-on cleaner. I think it’s better than washing, because they really do smell neutral after that.

    SEAMS can be almost as bad as labels. I’ve had to throw some stuff away, even from the same pack of 3 tops, because of seams.

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