How to Remove Odor in Synthetic Fabric

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Synthetic, or man-made fabrics, absorb odours just like natural fibres. Cigarette smoke, body odour and food odours, amongst others, are absorbed into the fabric fibres, causing odour to linger long after the source is gone. When the odour is heavy, a normal washing may not be sufficient to remove it. Simple techniques using supplies readily available help remove the odours trapped in the fibres of synthetic fabric without damaging your garments.

Lay the synthetic fabric with unpleasant odours on a flat surface. Sprinkle baking soda over the fibres to cover the smelly areas. Let the baking soda remain on the synthetic fibres overnight to absorb unpleasant odour.

Hold the garment over the trash and allow the baking soda to fall into the garbage.

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Wash your synthetic fabrics in the washing machine with washing powder. Deodorise the clothes by adding 1 cup white vinegar to the wash cycle along with the washing powder.

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Hang the clothing to dry on a drying rack out of direct sunlight. Allow the synthetic fabrics to air-dry completely to remove any remaining unpleasant odour.

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