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Guide to Wash Your Cotton Kurtas and Make them Last Longer

Do you love wearing cotton kurtas? Then you must know these easy laundry tips and steps to wash your cotton clothes and keep them looking new for longer.

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Guide to Wash Your Cotton Kurtas and Make them Last Longer

Pure cotton garments can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to learn the proper way to wash and store them. Small changes in the washing technique can increase the lifespan of your cottons and help you enjoy the best returns on your investment.

To wash your cotton kurtas efficiently, follow these steps.

Do not dry your dark coloured cotton kurtas in direct sunlight, as it can cause discolouration and fading of your garment.

Step 1: Check your Garment

Ensure that your kurta has no items like pen or safety pin attached to it. If your kurta has pockets, ensure that it is empty before you toss it in the washing machine. These items can damage your washing machine.

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Step 2: Read the Label

Before you get started, read the care instructions on the label. If the label says the garment can be machine-washed, put it in your washing machine.

Step 3: Wash your Cottons

Add 2 tsp. of mild detergent and run your machine on a regular cycle using cold water. Always remember to wash your whites and coloured clothes separately.

Step 4: Rinse with Vinegar

Before you run the rinse cycle, add 2 tsp. of vinegar to get rid of any odour from your garment.

Step 5: Dry in Shade

Do not use the dryer as it can damage the fabric. Dry your kurtas in a shaded place, away from direct sunlight.

Step 6: Iron on Normal Temperature

Adjust the setting for cottons, and iron your cotton kurtas to get rid of creases.

Step 7: Use Hangers

Instead of folding your kurtas and storing them in a shelf, use hangers to keep them free of fold lines.

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