I have been hand washing for years. I do not just wash ones labelled HAND WASH only. I hand wash my clothes at least twice a week. I wash my stockings, underclothing, skirts, jeans and tops. If I need any of them in a day or two, I hand wash instead of wasting water in a washing machine if I do not have a full load of clothes. My reasons for hand washing are environmental and personal. Great !