We buy a new garment and, when we wash it for the first time, we have fear that something goes wrong and that it will be ruined.
When we do the laundry we have to pay attention to fibers of our clothes as they are the reason of our laundry mistakes.
It is important to read care label and pay attention to high temperatures.
If care label annoys you or you don’t like it, cut it, but don’t throw it away as, if you don’t know how to wash a garment, you could wash something at 60° which has to be washed at 40° and you will probably ruin your garment.
Every fiber requires specific washing treatments which help to maintain your garment through seasons.
Here some easy tips to follow to avoid washing mistakes!
Wool jumper is a must have in winter season and keeps us warm in cold days.
Wool is an extremely delicate fiber to wash: shrinkage, felting and discoloration can occur if you use with common detergent and warm water. Be careful and wash your wool jumper in cold water using mild detergent, do not rub it then rinse it with plenty of water.
Never squeeze your garment as you are going to damage fibers, it is better to put some pressure on it with a towel.
Remember: hang out wool on an horizontal surface and don’t hang it vertically as it will extend fibers and you will wear a longer jumper!
Wool has natural enemies: moths. Moths love wool, about all if it contains some sweat traces.
When you are cleaning out your closet because spring is coming, remember to wash all wool garment you have and protect them using a plastic bag or vacuum-packed.
Silk is a natural fiber, very delicate which can be washed both by hand and using washing machine.
It is better to use mild detergent, low temperatures and soak them little.
When you hang out the washing, remember that sun damage silk fibers and turn them yellow, so prefer a shady and windy place.
A green tip we suggest you: during the washing add a small quantity of vinegar as fabric softener because it softens, eliminates bad smells and keeps bright color.
A spoon of salt preserves colors and help removing stains; use hydrogen peroxide to whiten garments ( bleach ruins fibers).
Fresh and strong, cotton is a natural fiber which tend to shrinkage, above all during first washings.
For this reason it is better to wash it by hand in cold water and dry it in a shady place because heat could shrink it. If cotton is stained, it is better to use green product to remove the stain, as hydrogen peroxide or vinegar. If you want to use washing machine, choose a delicate cycle, 30°, and set the centrifuge on the lowest setting.
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