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White stitching on colored cloth pantiliners

15 September, 2016

Question:

I ordered colorful cloth pantiliners to wear when I am tehorah. I see that the stitching on the edges (a few lines that hold it together, not decorative stitching) is white. If a stain touches the white thread, does the whole stain become problematic?


Answer:

A stain on a garment will make you niddah only if it is larger than a k'gris, the size of a US dime or Israeli shekel.

When a stain is found on a garment that is partially white and partially colored, only the white area on the garment is counted towards a k'gris. Therefore, if a stain is found on the white stitching, as long as the total area of the stained white stitching is less than a k'gris, it may be disregarded. This is true even if the entire stain is visibly larger than a k'gris.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

B'Hatzlacha!


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