Why You Should Never Use A Lint Roller On Your Clothing

The clothing we wear has to battle all of the natural elements alongside the occasional wear and tear in everyday life. Therefore, your beautiful tailored jacket or cashmere jumper may pick up some unwanted fibres or particles on the fabric surface, resulting in you becoming tempted to use a lint roller to help keep your clothing clean and precise.

As part of our YouTube details series, fashion consultant Chris Modoo explains why you should never use a lint roller on your clothing and offers an alternative solution.

Watch Video: Why You Should Never Use a Lint Roller

How Lint Rollers Remove Lint

As we see in the video above, it's the glue adhesive on the outside is the main issue with using a lint roller. The adhesive is helpful for physically sticking to your fabric and collecting lint and other particles, however, this damages the fabric by leaving a sticky residue behind on the clothing. This texture can then matte the fabric, leaving it prone to collecting even more dust and lint in the future, becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy as it starts attracting even more lint and dust.

Environmentally Unfriendly 

Unfortunately, alongside the damage caused to clothing, disposable lint rollers are the source of millions of plastic-coated sheets of sticky paper put into landfills every year. Sadly, single-use lint roller sheets are not recyclable, and neither is the thin plastic frame holding them.

Use a High Quality Clothing Brush

As explained by Chris, using a good quality, traditional clothing brush such as the below featured in the video from Kent, doesn’t harm the fabric and reduces the need for dry cleaning, becoming an investment piece over time.

The brush used in the video example is a cashmere care clothes brush designed to help keep fabrics free from fibres, fluff, and pet hair. The cashmere care dark wood clothes brush filled with black and white bristle is ideal for wool, silk, and cashmere. 

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What Makes Our Jackets So Special?

1. As part of our commitment to sustainable fashion, we choose to work with only the finest fabrics to make our jackets. Our fabrics are supplied by the world renowned Scabal, whose heritage English mill located in Huddersfield, England has existed since the 16th century.
2. All our jackets are made to order by master tailors with years of experience. The attention to detail, and delicate finishing touches result in a truly special jacket that will see you through life.
3. We fit your chosen lining from our collection of stunning silk linings, including works from masters such as Canaletto, Giordano, Turner and Rubens. Our silk printing process ensures incredible levels of detail and colour. We can also print bespoke linings for a truly one-of-a-kind jacket.
4. We offer our jackets in both a regular and slim cut. This along with lightly padded shoulders give the jacket a modern, clean cut. Our jackets feature classic styling that can be dressed up or down. Medium sized notch lapels, kissing buttons, flap pockets and double vents.