Cotton Care Guide

All SUK clothes are made from 100% fair trade cotton, we are focused on delivering responsibly made workwear. Made from high-quality cotton fibers, our garments are not only comfortable but breathable too. With durability woven into every thread, you can enjoy long-lasting wear while reducing your environmental footprint. We aim to create every day, hardwearing staples, not seasonal trends. We hope you enjoy the softness, breathability, and classic designs of our cotton range.

What is cotton fabric? 

Cotton fabric is a textile made from the fibers of the cotton plant. It's known for its softness, breathability, and comfort. 

Renowned for its versatility and comfort, cotton undergoes a remarkable transformation with each proper wash, gradually softening and enhancing the tactile experience of textiles. Through gentle wash cycles, cotton fibers release tension, yielding a smoother texture of softness and fit for the body.

What are the benefits of cotton clothes? 

Cotton clothes offer benefits such as breathability, comfort, and absorbency. They are hypoallergenic, gentle on the skin, and suitable for various climates. Additionally, cotton is a natural fiber, making it biodegradable and environmentally friendly. 

Why is cotton clothing prone to ripping?  

Cotton clothing can be prone to ripping because cotton fibers are relatively shorter and less durable than some synthetic fibers. The fabric may weaken over time, especially with repeated washing and wear. Factors such as thread count, stitching, or excessive stress on the fabric can contribute to its susceptibility to tearing.

What measures can you take to prevent cotton clothing from ripping and discolouring? 

To prevent cotton clothing from ripping, handle it gently, avoid excessive stretching, and follow our care guide. To prevent discolouration, wash cotton items in cold water, separate dark and light colours, and avoid using too much detergent. Extended exposure to the sun will also change the colour of cotton fabric, so aim to dry in the shade. Promptly treat stains and consider air-drying instead of using a tumble dryer. 

Follow these steps

Separate Colours

Sort your cotton clothes by colour to prevent dye transfer. Wash whites, lights, and darks separately. 

Cold Water 

Use cold water for washing to preserve colour and prevent shrinkage. Hot water can cause cotton to fade and lose its shape. 

Gentle Cycle 

Opt for a gentle cycle on your washing machine. This minimizes stress on the fabric, maintaining its integrity. 

Mild Detergent 

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. 

Avoid Overloading 

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.

Inside Out

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.

Prompt Removal

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.* 

*We acknowledge that our cotton clothes range from sizes 4-30, ensuring a diverse fit for every individual. While we've provided a comprehensive care guide for our cotton garments, we understand that personal experiences may vary. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're committed to addressing your inquiries on a case-by-case basis to ensure your contentment with our products.

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