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Mysterious Tiny Holes in your T-shirts - What Actually Causes Them

Mysterious Tiny Holes in your T-shirts - What Actually Causes Them

It's amazing the amount of blog posts and threads there are online that ask the question of those dreaded tiny holes. They tend to go like this:

"Why do I get tiny holes in my clothes?"

"Do moths eat cotton?"

"Why is my washing machine ruining my clothes?"

"Mysterious tiny holes keep appearing in my tshirts?

"Does anyone else get tiny holes in the front of their tops at waist level?"

There are thousands of pages of online content purely looking for a solution or an answer to the mystery of the tiny holes.

So what is the actual cause of these tiny holes? Well, in our experience it is your jeans button rubbing into your t-shirt when you lean into something such as a kitchen countertop - the t-shirt fabric gets sandwiched in-between essentially. T-shirt material nowadays is usually pretty thin so the weight of your body pushing into a hard surface continuously with a thin material stuck in the middle is eventually going to lead to tiny holes right where your jeans button is. It is just going to happen.

This is a frustrating situation because people work hard to purchase clothing and these tiny holes can happen within one hour of wearing. There is a video on the Holé Facebook page of how it happens and it was literally 5 mins, only making some salsa! 

Certain variables can play a part in how quickly these holes happen such as where you spend the majority of your time - is it in the kitchen or just home in general? Because unless you think about it, you will be running into a hard surface multiple times through the day. Think - cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, putting on your makeup, carrying things, etc. You are always leaning.

Then there other elements that play a part: your seat belt, carrying around a child, your cross body bag, shopping trolley, your desk, hugging :) the list goes on...pretty much anything that your tshirt comes in between, when your jeans button is on one side will damage the fibres on your top or t-shirt. This happens with cotton, cotton blends, silk, poly, Lycra, etc. Bet you would have never thought about all the possibilities!? Finally there is a solution with Holé! It's a small price to pay to protect your clothing investments and protect your tops and tshirts from those dreaded tiny holes occurring! Get your jeans button covered and save your tops. www.holebuttoncover.com