Fabric Care, how to care your fabrics

fabric-care-how-to-care-fabricClothes that people wear these days are typically made from different types of fabrics. But, there are times that these fabrics are a little bit hard to take care of. To make your clothes last for years and to preserve their beauty and new look, you need to know more about caring for various fabrics.

Acetate
Clothes and other items that are made with type of fabric are suitable for dry cleaning. If laundering is advisable, you can hand wash the garments with mild suds and warm water. Don’t wring out or twist the garments and avoid soaking colored items to prevent the colors to fade faster. While the clothes are still damp, you can press on the wrong part with a cool iron. For the right side, you can use a pressing fabric. Also, keep in mind that circular knits must be laid even to dry.

Acrylic
Any garments that are made of this cloth type can be dry cleaned or washed. For washing it, you should use warm water and add some fabric softener in the last rinse cycle. Tumble dry the clothes at a low level of temperature. You should wash the delicate clothes by hand with warm water. Cut the static electricity and you can do it by adding a fabric conditioner on the 3rd or 4th wash. Squeeze out the water gently and shake out the items then let them dry with the use of a non-rust hanger. Circular knits and sweaters must be dried evenly. If you need to iron the items, you should set the iron to its modern warm mode.

Cotton
This kind of fabric is very simple to wash and it can resist high temperatures. You can only use chlorine bleach to white cottony clothes so you should use color-safe bleach for dyed cottons. As cotton fibers are somewhat in-elastic, this type of fabric can crumple easily so the fabric will require frequent pressing. You can also set the dryer on a higher level since cotton takes more time to dry than the less absorbent cloths. Items that are made with cotton should be iron with warm iron as they don’t scratch easily.

Nylon
For this type of fabric, you should use warm water then add a fabric softener on the last rinsing cycle. You should use a dryer sheet while tumble drying to lessen static electricity. Use warm iron if ironing is needed

Polyester
Most of the items that are made with this cloth type can be tumble dried or machine washed. Use warm water then add a fabric softener on the last rinse. Tumble dry the clothes at low temperature level and remove the items once the cycle gets completed. Use warm iron when needed.

Silk
Pre-washed silk are the ones that can be washed so you must read the label before doing anything else. Dry cleaning is ideal for silk because dyes and detergents can cause adverse effects on silk fabrics.

Wool
Wool garments should be given with 24 hours rest between uses. Empty the pockets and remove the belt & hang them with closures that are buttoned and zipped. Fold the knits. Brush wool in removing the surface oil. You may use a damp sponge for finer fabrics and knits. Refresh these garments instantly after unpacking or wearing by hanging them inside the steamy bathroom. If they get wet, let them dry with a room temperature apart from heat.
Linens
Some of the garments made of linen are washable while others should be dry cleaned only.

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