Sort your cotton clothes by colour to prevent dye transfer. Wash whites, lights, and darks separately.
Use cold water for washing to preserve colour and prevent shrinkage. Hot water can cause cotton to fade and lose its shape.
Opt for a gentle cycle on your washing machine. This minimizes stress on the fabric, maintaining its integrity.
Use a mild detergent to avoid harsh chemicals that can damage cotton fibers. Avoid using detergents and powders that contain enzymes as these may affect the integrity of the metal hardware. Follow the recommended amount for your load size.
Don’t overload the washing machine. This ensures proper cleaning and prevents excessive friction between garments.
Skip the Bleach
Avoid using bleach as it can weaken cotton fibers and lead to discoloration. Choose oxygen bleach if necessary for whites.
Turn your cotton clothes inside out before washing. This helps preserve colours and prevents surface abrasion.
Air-Dry or Low Heat
Air-dry your cotton clothes if possible. If using a dryer, choose a low heat setting to prevent shrinkage and maintain fabric quality.
Remove clothes promptly after washing to prevent wrinkles and maintain the garment's shape.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your cotton clothing looking fresh and vibrant for a longer period.*