Cotton is one of the most popular natural fabrics in the world of fashion and textiles. The history of cotton fabrics dates back to Indus valley civilization. The records show the art of spinning and weaving cotton existed for more than 5000 years. The “King” fabric dominates the textile, fashion, lifestyle and healthcare industry today. Cotton has remarkable fabric qualities such as it’s versatile, and is low maintenance breathable fabric. In addition, it is hypoallergenic, comfortable, clinging free and eco-friendly. Today, there is rising awareness among consumers towards cleaner and greener apparel and lifestyle products choices. Therefore, the quality and maintenance of the fabrics get equal importance from consumer and retailers. In this article, we bring to you tips on how to wash and care for cotton clothes, bath linens and beddings.
How to wash cotton clothes?
Many of us struggle to know how to wash cotton clothes for first time? There are many types and uses of cotton fabrics, hence it is important to first check the instructions on care label before washing. Poorer quality clothing may not wash as well as finer fabric. Buying a top quality cotton apparel from reputed retailer will ensure your clothes will wash better and last longer. Do not hesitate to spend a little more extra buck for getting garment of finest quality that will lasts longer.
How to store cotton fabrics?Store your cotton apparels in a cool, dry place; avoid plastic bags, cardboard boxes and cedar chests. Linen has inbuilt insect-repellant properties so you should have nothing to fear from moths or other nibbly creatures. When you take Cotton apparels out of storage, give it a good airing and wash if it needs a bit of a refresh.
How to remove stains from cotton clothes?
If there are visible stains on your cotton fabric, pretreat the area with club soda. You can also use high quality enzyme based stain remover. Prewet the affected fabric area with cold water, and rub it gently with the stain remover, soak it for 3-5 mins and wash the area in running cold water.