"Those garments with viable commercial possibilities had to be sanitized — probably through hot washing in modern washing machines and scenting with a great deal of fabric conditioner to remove filth, rat viruses, bird droppings, germs, and rag dump stench. Once sold on to the vintage clothes circuits, internationally, and to design studios, these specific garments once again became of commercial interest."

~ Lou Taylor (https://www.fashionstudies.ca/the-several-lives)

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