You only need to wash your jeans once a month, experts say.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 26, 2021
The fuck sort of bullshit is that?
That is laundry advice that only applies to the whitest of white-collar workers. People who only wear designer jeans in climate controlled offices or work from home and sit behind a laptop.
Anyone who works in jeans that are made to work it would tell you just how bullshit that is.
I worked in a sheet metal mill. Everything is covered in rolling oil. It’s sprayed on the metal and gets aerosolized and coats every square inch of everything. It soaks into your clothes. Your jeans feel like they’ve been dipped in butter.
I’ve worker in a restaurant kitchen, I’ve worked in a weld shop, I’ve worked in a refinery.
I’ve had jobs where I came home and showed with Lava soap.
I’ve had to take my work clothes to a laundromat because they were coated in so much gunk that I didn’t want to wash them at home. I’d wash them twice, first time with Zep industrial degreaser then in laundry detergent.
There are millions of working men and women to do dirtier jobs than that.
But this sort of advice gets put out there like it’s the norm.
It’s that the people who come up with this shit and publish it are so cloistered inside their bubble that they don’t even consider that working people who do dirty jobs even exist when coming up with policy.