There are so many different types of fabric and make our beautiful clothes. But do you know how to take care of the fabric properly to make it last long?
There are two types of fiber : natural ( cotton, wool, silk and linen) l and manmade ( nylon, polyester, spandex etc).
Cotton: The King of Textiles
Cotton is one of the comfortable fabrics and often found in our everyday wear.
How to wash: Machine-wash cold.
Cotton will shrink if you don’t take care of it properly. Make sure the ready the care label and special instructions. Over drying cotton will shrink the fabric, it is better to a lower heat, remove them from the dryer while still fairly cool.
Silk: The Queen of Textiles
How to Wash: Dry clean, or hand wash in cold
Let the garment label guide you when cleaning silk garments. Silk is strong and lustrous.
Most of the time, it is “Dry clean only” and makes sure to follow it’s instructions. However, there are hand-washable silk fabrics. The mild baby shampoo is a good choice for hand washable silk. Never tumble silk in the dryer, instead roll the garment in a towel to press out moisture and then hang to try.
How to Wash: Dry clean or hand wash in cold
Ultra durable and naturally insulating, easy to dye. Let the garment label guide you when cleaning. If washable, us e gentle detergent and hand wash cold. Because wool shrinks in warm water.
Linen: Natural fiber made from the flax fiber.
How to Wash: Dry clean or hand wash cold
Linen is breathable, wrinkles very easily and stretch out through more wear. It absorbs more water during the washing process than other fibers, so guard against overcrowding in the washer and dryer.
Manmade fiber care: Polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic, acetate
How to Wash: Machine wash in warm
Manmade fabrics and durable, easy-care, but make sure to check the care label first for proper cleaning. They won’t shrink and will resist water-based stains. Most produce static and may permanently wrinkle in a hot dryer, do dry on low. Remove from the dryer while they’re still slightly damp to prevent wrinkles and static build up.
Have a beautiful day! xx
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