Cotton Handkerchiefs 13 Pack for $14 @ Big W

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Because f*ck Tissue hoarders.

The Emerson Men's Cotton Handkerchiefs 13 Pack is ideal for keeping on hand throughout the day. Each handkerchief is woven from pure cotton for a soft and lightweight feel, and features a contrasting stripe pattern for a classic finish.

Product Features:

Assorted stripe patterns
Each measures 40 x 40 cm
13 Pack

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Yeah, bring back the hankies, or is it hankys ?

  • +3 votes

    ..and that is how I met your mother

  • +10 votes

    I am a lifelong hankie man however I do wonder about whether I should be a tissue man for the duration - a pocketful of corona does does bear thinking about.

    Hope the current events do not mean the end of the hankie.

    • +8 votes

      Ive started using them since I've started WFH.

      Saves on tissues. Just chuck them in the wash after a day of use.

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      I’ve been using handkerchiefs to save my tissues for when I really do have it. At least I know I don’t have it now. Dealing with my usual hay fever.

  • +6 votes

    'Hate to play devil's advocate, but in this environment, do we want to hoard germs in our pockets? ;-)

    • +5 votes

      Doctor Norman Swan says "Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a clean tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin"

      • +6 votes

        It's for your own personal use… You can't be concerned about germs that are already in your system, which would be the case if you're coughing/sneezing into it.

        Using it for anything other than yourself is a no-no.

        I personally don't like using hankies when I am sick. I prefer to use it when I am well, to wipe sweat off my brow, or dry my hands when the hand dryer is not working, etc.

        • +8 votes

          Fundamentally the problem with hankies is you fill them with germs, then put them in your pocket. All good so far. If you put your hand in that pocket, then touch something, then what ever is on the hanky can be spread. I agree with the sweat and 'not when sick' comments but in the current climate where we need to be extremely risk adverse please leave you hankies at home :)

          Not looking to start a comment war here, just want to make sure people are informed and keeping each other safe at the moment :)

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          Another problem with hankies is that they can cause a loop of auto reinfection. Meaning you reinfect yourself and sustain the cold you’re fighting. And the issue with SARS-2 is that you want as little of the inoculation as possible. It’s worse if someone sneezes in your face than if you touch a hand rail that others have touched.

      • +2 votes

        what about when a bin is not handy? the used tissue goes into the pocket until you find a bin.

      • +3 votes

        But how do you throw your elbow in the bin

    • +1 vote

      If people are out and about and there is no bin or nowhere to chuck a used tissue they tend to stick the tissue in their pocket as well.

    • +1 vote

      Even when you are at home, instead of using a tissue to wipe your nose/mouth/hands, use a hankie. Esp when you have young kids, you'll be amazed at the amount of tissues you'll save.

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      Unless syou are sharing your hanky, then how is that a concern, they are yours in the first place ? Wash them daily.

      I haven't bought tissues … ever. The thought of not helping destroy forests should be a compelling enough reason.

  • +5 votes

    Yay, germ rags to spread it around your bags, your person, and anywhere else you leave these!

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    Yay - reusable toilet paper!

  • +6 votes

    I've been buying this brand from Big W for a few years now, and this has been the everyday price on them. What's weird is, the 5 pack has always been $5, making it better value. God knows why they have priced the 13 pack the way they have….

  • +7 votes

    Alright I'll be the one to mention it.
    You don't actually need to use these for sneezing, guys.
    They're perfectly good for ejaculating into instead of a tissue or toilet paper.
    This means more TP and tissues to go around for those that need them.
    Also if you run out of TP you can use a CLEAN one to wipe your bum and then CLEAN it again.

    These are soft-reusable rags. Many such uses.

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    sew them into face masks! make it a couple layers thick, and its probably enough to stop the stray droplet. then just wash them every day

  • +1 vote

    Just tie them around your face and you have a mask.

    Wash and reuse.

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    have u guys not heard of zip lock bags?

  • -2 votes

    Yeah… Please don't use these. I'm not an expert, but surely this can't be good for the current situation.

  • +1 vote

    Imagine shaking hands with someone who just touched his hanky at the end of the day

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    Good deal. Also can be used as a reusable mask with a few folds and a couple rubber bands.

  • +2 votes

    Are they flushable? Asking for a friend…

  • +1 vote

    Someone please make copper infused hanky, it kills germs

    • +1 vote

      I think it's only microbes and bacteria. Silver is a better antibacterial, but also kills virus and fungus, and is used to sanitize water (ISS uses it). It is an antiseptic and helps heal wounds, and is woven into some wound dressings. Not sure of the form, whether solid silver or as a colloid. Given the price of copper, infusing silver into a hanky would probably cost the same.

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      The latest scientific journal suggests that Covid-19 will remain alive on copper for 4 hours.
      That said, a copper hanky sounds fun.

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        Copper, silver and gold leaf is commonly available in arts and crafts suppliers for gilding picture frames and such, as well as metal sewing threads. It should be possible to embroider a few sheets onto cloth, or weave some metal thread with cotton to make your own.

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      Copper fabric here for the tinfoil hat brigade to build Faraday cages for Smart Meters: https://www.amazon.com.au/Blocking-RF-Reduce-Protection-Cond...

      Just cut to size.

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    Do people still use this?

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