Hand washing clothes is one of the simplest things you can do to care for delicate or precious garments. Fabrics such as silk, satin, mohair, wool, and embroidery, and structured garments like dresses and even jumpers often benefit from hand washing. This step-by-step guide explains how to wash clothes by hand – although it is worth noting that some washing machines also have a hand washing function for fabrics requiring more gentle treatment than a standard machine wash.
Equipment for Hand Washing Clothes
You will need:
- A basin, sink, or tub
- A specialised hand wash detergent like OMO Fast Action Handwashing powder.
- Lots of water
- A towel and flat surfaces for drying.