- Machine wash cotton items in cold or warm water. Hot water can cause shrinkage and fading.
- Use a gentle cycle to minimize agitation and preserve the fabric.
- Wash similar colors together to avoid color bleeding.
- Use a mild detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics or choose a detergent suitable for cotton.
- If there are stains, treat them promptly using a stain remover or by pre-soaking the affected area before washing.
- Avoid using bleach on our unbleached cotton products.
- After washing, tumble dry cotton items on a low or medium heat setting. High heat can cause shrinkage and weaken the fabric.
- Remove the items from the dryer promptly to minimize wrinkling and fold or hang them immediately.
- If you prefer air-drying, hang the items in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Stretch them gently to shape while damp to prevent excessive wrinkling.
- If necessary, iron cotton items while they are still slightly damp or use a steam iron.
- Set the iron to the appropriate heat level for cotton (medium to high).
- Iron the items inside out to avoid direct contact between the iron and the fabric, which can cause shine or scorching.
- Pay attention to any care labels that indicate specific ironing instructions, such as using a pressing cloth.
- Ensure your cotton items are completely dry before storing to prevent mildew or musty odors.
- Fold cotton sheets, throw blankets, and garments neatly to minimize wrinkles and creases.
- Store them in a clean, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent color fading.
- Avoid storing cotton items in plastic bags or airtight containers, as they need proper air circulation to maintain freshness.
- Treat any stains promptly to prevent them from setting into the fabric.
- Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals on cotton items, as they can weaken the fibers and cause discoloration.
- Check for any special care instructions for decorative trims, embellishments, or delicate cotton blends, and follow them accordingly.
- If unsure about a specific item, it's always best to seek professional advice.