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5 Reasons to Avoid Using a Lint Remover on Your Clothes


Are you thinking of buying a lint roller to remove lint and fuzz to revive your clothing items? While these devices have gained quite some hype, they may not be a perfect fit for your wardrobe needs. There are multiple reasons why you should consider investing in a substitute. In this blog, we will discuss the top 5 reasons to avoid using a lint roller on your clothing and suggest a better alternative to keep your clothing in tip-top condition. Let’s get started!

What are lint rollers?

Lint rollers or lint remover devices are cylindrical gadgets with adhesive sheets attached to the outside for capturing lint, fuzz, hair, etc. from your clothing. Most of these items are operated manually i.e., you have to move the roller over the areas that you want to clean from debris. There is a handle that helps with swift lint removal from your garments. Once you unroll a section of the adhesive tape, you need to dispose of it immediately after use which makes it both expensive and unsustainable.  

Why lint rollers are not ideal for clothes?

Now that we know what a lint roller is and how it is used, let us dive into its pros and cons…

Lint returns and comes back worse!

We know that lint rollers work via adhesive sheets, which simply means sheets of glue that are sticky enough to capture the debris but leave the fabric intact in the process. That makes you think, how can we be sure that there is no glue left behind? According to multiple sources, most of the lint rollers leave a fine residue on your clothes, which attracts even more lint in the future whilst changing the surface and sheen of the fabrics surface. After a few more wears and washes, you will have to buy more lint rollers, and then more, and more, and more – until you give up! The tedious & monotonous cycle becomes a never-ending lint rolling journey.

Environmentally friendly? We don’t think so!

If you have used a lint roller before, we don’t need to explain the mechanics of using the adhesive sheets. But if you haven’t, let us explain what happens every time you use a lint roller for clothes. 

So, you unroll a sheet of glued tape, and it catches the lint and fuzz from your garments. After a couple of rolls on your clothing, the tape needs to be replaced and thrown out. This makes lint rollers disposable, in a way that you cannot use the adhesive more than once, putting millions of non-recyclable plastic-coated sheets into landfill every year, causing unspeakable damage to the planet Earth.

Damaging to your clothes

What happens when you have excessive lint on your favourite sweater? If you are using a roller, you will have to repeat the lint removal process again and again. That means more friction, more abrasion, and permanent textile damage. While you may not notice the damage at first, it will surely be visible after a certain period. This makes lint rollers highly unsustainable, especially for delicate fabrics like cashmere.

Loss of Effectiveness

We are not saying that lint rollers are not effective at all. Sure, they are effective, but they aren’t close to being 100% effective. If there is only light surface-level lint, fuzz, or debris, a lint remover roll might do the job. On the other hand, if you are struggling with a deeper level of lint, a roller might not be enough. To achieve the best results, you may need to get extra help from other methods such as shavers, razors, scissors or clothes brushes.

Moreover, once you invest in a lint remover for clothes, be ready to take precautions to keep it and your clothing safe. For instance, the adhesive on the roller can easily loose its effectiveness if it’s exposed to air or sunlight for too long. Similarly, you must store it at a place where there is minimum contact with any kind of clothing. It may not seem like a big deal now but try keeping up the routine when you are in a rush to get out the door. Ah, trust me, I’ve been there!

Lint Rollers – Have you calculated the total cost yet?

The exact price of a lint roller can vary depending on several factors, including the brand, type, and size of the lint roller. On average, prices range from €2.5 to €15. Unfortunately, single-sheet rollers don’t come with a lot of adhesive tape and once you’ve used that up, you’ll need to dispose of it, and recycling is definitely not an option! 

Reusable lint rollers are not only more expensive, but they also cost you up to €10 for each refill, and no matter what, you are still polluting the planet by using disposable tape sheets. Sum it up over the short and long term, and you will be shocked to realise how costly lint rollers actually are.

BIORESTORE: The best lint remover for clothes

BIORESTORE is an all-new Laundry Re-Tergent which is easily the best and most scientific solution to remove lint and pilling effectively. You don’t need a roller, sticky tape, or anything else to exfoliate your clothes with this Award-Winning laundry powder. Just put it in your regular washing machine and restore your clothes in the most relaxing manner in one simple and effective home laundry wash. Not only this, but BIORESTORE cotton also revives faded prints, colours and gives a new life to your wardrobe essentials. Instead of throwing your clothes out after getting tired sick of the ever-recurring lint, pilling and debris, you can now extend your clothing’s life and cherish the item for longer.

Lint Rollers vs BIORESTORE – The Bottom Line

Lint rollers are commonly used to remove lint from clothing, but they come with multiple disadvantages. From the self-fulfilling prophecy of removing whilst getting more lint in return, to paying huge environmental and financial costs, it is high time that we shift the focus to scientific solutions such as BIORESTORE. An amazing formula backed by design and textile knowledge which was fundamentally developed to take care of your beloved clothes. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try today and let us know what you think.

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