This morning, I went to Mamak wearing a white shirt. As sure as the sun rises and falls every day, white shirts attract flying things that make stains. With all the curry in Malaysian food, I’ve had too many cases where this has happened, I haven’t had the time to clean the shirt in time, and then the stain became permanent.
Thankfully, we have two groups today at Makeweekend Negeri Sembilan who are working on approaches to improving the way we keep our clothes clean. One (seen above) is working on the concept of “cleaning pens,” which help you selectively clean up stains on-the-go rather than washing the whole shirt.
The other group is looking at approaches to replacing SLS, the chemical agent used in soaps to make them foam, with alternatives.