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Is it really necessary to check clothing for Shaatnez? In all my years of shopping (in Jewish and non-Jewish stores, US and worldwide) I have never found Shaatnez in the clothing. Should this then mean that this is a מיעוט שאינו מצוי, and as such is not to be worried about? Maybe my personal experience isn't comprehensive enough. If this is the case, is there data suggesting otherwise?

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    A shaatnez expert once told me if it doesn't say it contains wool or linen, you can rely on rov and not check. If it says wool or linen, there's a miut hamatzui it has the other, so you have to check. Perhaps you buy from brands that aren't shaatnez, but apparently Hugo boss suits 80% of the time are shaatnez.
    – robev
    Oct 20 at 14:14
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    I found significant shaatnez in high-quality Italian suits bought in Europe
    – mbloch
    Oct 20 at 14:23
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    Who's "we" that checks clothing for shaatnez when there's no reason to expect it to have shaatnez?
    – Double AA
    Oct 20 at 14:30
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    @Shlomo that's not quite how capitalism works. If there's a service someone will buy then it will be offered, need or not.
    – Double AA
    Oct 20 at 16:22
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    @Kazibácsi my understanding is that linen is stiffer than wool so it is used to strengthen collars in suit jackets. That is where they found it, in the back of the entire collar falling on both sides of the jacket. Wasn't cheap to replace multplied by X suits !
    – mbloch
    Oct 22 at 3:02

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