Care Tips For Different Kinds of Fabric

Different fabrics in your wardrobe require varied care – lumping everything together will ultimately result in heartbreak when you take clothes out of the dryer, only to find that your jumper’s shrunk two sizes and your beautiful white sundress is now a dreadful shade of bubblegum pink.

Apart from the fact that you should be careful when picking the clothing pieces that will enrich your wardrobe taking into account every single detail and aspect, you should also be just as attentive when caring for them later.

Caring for clothing is really important because most of the time you buy clothing not for just one day!

Although it’s tempting to take shortcuts when it comes to laundry – it’s hardly the most enjoyable household task – taking the time to do it right is worth the effort. After all, your wardrobe represents a huge investment of time, effort, and creativity. 

Silk

So the silk clothes come first in our list and this is because they are really very delicate and subtle and they require extreme attention and consideration when cleaning, keeping, and using them. 

  • Hand washes silk clothing, using a gentle soap.
  • Hang it out to dry.
  • Never iron silk clothing – it will burn the fabric.

There is always the danger of getting stains on them even because of perspiration. So here are the things that you should take into account in order to take care of your silk pieces.

The very first thing you need to remember is the way your silk clothing needs to be washed. Thus, it is fine to use dry-cleaning for silk clothing taking into account the fact that silk clothing is prone to lose shape and color too easily and quickly, but if you want to preserve the shape and the overall good looks of your garments, then you should hand wash them.

Ironing is another really important aspect of caring for silk and you need to make sure that the setting is low and the steam is turned off, since both in the case of high setting and steam you risk getting irreversible stains on your fave pieces of clothing. Also, you should remember to iron the pieces, while still damp.

Denim

Washing is again the first thing that you should know and take into account when taking care of jeans because sometimes you need to wait for some six months for the raw jeans to break in. 

This is because jeans tend to change their shape according to your silhouette, and when you wash them, the shape can be lost. However, if the jeans are treated (sometimes they are intentionally washed to acquire a faded look especially for the ripped types), you can wash them more often.

Washing delicate garment tips:

  1. Wash like colors together.
  2. Fill a basin with cool water and a gentle detergent. Or in a pinch, fill the sink with water and shampoo.
  3. Swirl the laundry a few times over the course of an hour.
  4. Gently squeeze out excess water.
  5. Dry on a drying rack.

Cashmere clothing

Coming to cashmere pieces, we can note that despite the fact that cashmere is sometimes treated as less demanding and capricious fabric, it does, in fact, require special care and attention, since cashmere pieces also have their recommended ways of washing, wearing, and keeping. 

The very first thing that you need to remember is that cashmere pieces are recommended to wash by hand no matter what the tag may say. 

The most suitable products that should be used for washing cashmere pieces is baby shampoo or some other soft cleaners, which will clean the clothes not letting the fabric loosen, and not affect the overall looks of the clothes. 

Hang your pants mindfully 

Instead of organizing pants by color, Pask suggests arranging them by season, keeping lighter-weight pants together on one end of the closet and heavier ones together separately — so that you can easily find what you’re looking for while getting dressed.

Cotton care

The following range of tips we would like to suggest goes for cotton pieces, which are no less attention-requiring and delicate, especially when it comes to pieces like shirts and tops. So here is the list of dos for caring for cotton pieces.

In comparison with other fabrics, cotton is more durable, so the preference for hand washing we spoke about for the previous fabrics is not to be repeated here. You can use the washing machine with any detergent, and also remove the stains via bleaching if the color of the pieces is suitable, of course. 

So despite the fact that there are some things you should know about for caring for cotton pieces, washing techniques are more permissive in this case.

Key takeaway

As for drying, you should bear in mind that such pieces dry for quite a while and you may go for drying them with heat treatments, since despite the fact that these treatments do help you to dry the pieces quicker, they may also cause some damage if not selected with proper regime and heat.

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