Do enzymes in detergents damage cotton?
I know that enzymes can damage silk and wool, causing small holes and failure of the fabric. I started wondering about damage to cottons, since there have been numerous threads on this forum about small holes in cotton shirts, etc. Anyway, I googled around a little and found several articles on the subject. Apparently cellulase "eats" fabric pills, etc., but can also damage cotton if proportions are not correct. Here is one of the articles I found:
Interesting. I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter. I'm putting lots of effort into trying to keep my clothes looking new, and I'm wondering if I'm shooting myself in the foot by using enzymes - although the other side of the coin is that stains will ruin garments too.
Here is a link that might be useful: enzymes