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Tips to Help You Launder Different Types of Fabrics

Different fabric types need different laundering approaches. Here are some useful tips to help you win the laundry game.

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Tips to Help You Launder Different Types of Fabrics

Your wardrobe has different types of clothes made from different fabrics. After all, it’s fun to mix-and-match outfits! However, did you know that different fabrics need different washing techniques? In fact, if you wash your garments the right way, they will last longer. It’s simple to do, and we’re here to help!

The next time you go about washing your clothes, just try these easy cleaning tips.  

1) Washing Cotton Clothes

To wash your cotton clothes, we suggest using cold water to keep the colours intact and protect the fabric. If you’re removing stains, apply a mild liquid detergent directly on to the stain and then machine-wash your clothes on your regular wash cycle. It’s best to wash light and dark-coloured clothes separately to keep the colour from transferring.

2) Washing Polyester Clothes

If the care label says your polyester clothes can be washed at home, do so using a mild detergent. First, apply the detergent directly onto the stain and gently rub. Let it rest on the stain for 10-15 minutes, then wash with warm water. Remember to always test it on a small inconspicuous area to check compatibility.

Check the label of your polyester clothes to know if they can be washed at home or need dry-cleaning. If it says ‘dry-clean only’, we suggest you follow the same.

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3) Washing Woollen Clothes

Check the label of your woollen clothes to see if they can be hand-washed or need dry-cleaning. If your woollen garment is washable, always use lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Using cold water can cause shrinkage. Remember that washing your woollen clothes frequently can damage the fabric. Also, to prevent colours from transferring, always wash dark-coloured clothes separately.

4) Washing Silk Clothes

Hand-washing silk clothes is your best option. Make a solution of 1 cup of baby shampoo and 1 bucket of lukewarm water. Gently wash your garment in this solution for 2-4 minutes and rinse well. We suggest using baby shampoo as it’s mild.  

Amp up your laundry game with these pro tips!

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