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Tips to Wash: Prolong the Lifespan of Fabric

Tips to Wash: Prolong the Lifespan of Fabric

Did you realize that every time you wash an item of textiles, you risk ruining it? Nearly 400 loads of laundry of fabric material are done annually in the typical home. That's a lot of laundry if you do it every day! Which, when you put it like that, is a lot. Further, washing clothing on a frequent basis could ruin the fabric printing and its material. With the right kind of washing method, you can do textile sourcing in bulk. 

Here we have rounded up some tips with how you can expand the life of your material and also protect your wholesale fabric

Wash less

Wash less

Carefully use your clothing and wash items only when necessary. You may extend the life of your different types of fabric by doing this. We have become used to just wearing an item of clothing a handful of times before throwing it in the wash. Instead, you might hang your garments to dry in the fresh air. It's not necessary to wash clothes after wearing them a few times, especially if they have inserts for looser sleeves and a looser cut. With some water and soap, the stain will go. Silk, on the other hand, requires a full garment hand wash if a stain appears. If you don't remove the source of the moisture, a ring will form around the damp area as it dries.

Air dry

Air dry

Don't use the dryer; instead, let your clothes air dry. Air drying clothes instead of using a dryer may save as much energy as not using your laptop at all for 750 days (or 369 KWN) every year. In addition to being one of the easiest methods to save power, drying clothes on a clothesline is also one of the most effective. Try to dry your fabric material outdoors if you can! They'll have a wonderful, clean aroma. Many types of clothing and textiles benefit from the sun's bleaching and disinfecting effects. Fabrics that are easily damaged, such as silk, should be stored out of direct sunlight.

In contrast to the dryer, fresh air leaves behind a very pleasant aroma. Ventilating your home may do wonders for maintaining the cleanliness of your clothing. Nonetheless, it does not provide the enticing odor. After the clothing has been weathered, spritz it down with some linen water to give it a clean aroma. The Cotton Polluto by Gröna Gredelina is our go-to fragrance. As soon as you inhale this fragrance, you'll be transported back in time to a place where fresh cotton sheets are drying in the afternoon sun.

Wash with cold water

Wash with cold water

Washing your clothing in hot water for a whole year generates as much carbon dioxide as driving a vehicle for more than 12 hours. So, it's preferable to wash at a low temperature. Cold water wash protects the fiber of the textile. Even some of the material has caution warning to use cold water to wash. 

And that's especially true when the fibers used to make your garments are natural ones. Such fabric materials are like hair in this analogy. It's more vulnerable while wet and more easily damaged, particularly when cleaned in hot water. What temperature, 40 or 60, would you prefer for a hair wash? Not in any way, shape, or form, at least!

Steam is essential

Steam is essential

Several benefits may result from steaming between loads of laundry. You'll save time by not washing, and your clothing will last longer without frequent washings. Furthermore, steaming will get rid of any odors, germs, or dust that may have accumulated due to wear, in addition to getting rid of the creases. Because steaming requires power, it may not be a very efficient method. However, in the long run, you wind up saving energy since your clothing lasts longer.

Dry cleaning method

Dry cleaning method

The widespread belief is that dry cleaning is harmful to the environment. However, it is not always the case. The next time you need to take something to the dry cleaners, do some research to find a place that is also environmentally friendly and provide services for wholesale fabric. Modern dry cleaning techniques vary in how much they impact the environment. If you want to find a dry cleaner that uses carbon dioxide cleaning, for instance, look for one in your area that offers this service. Natural dry cleaning also helps in extending the lifespan of your material. 

FAQ

How do you preserve clothe’s shades when washing?

Separate the white, black and dark color fabrics prior to wash. Use delicate detergent to wash dye clothes. Do not forget to use cold water wash with a delegate cycle. 

Does washing clothes in cold water preserve them?

If you want to keep your clothing for longer, try washing them in cold water. Washing delicate garments like silk in hot water may ruin them. Certain fibers in clothing may shrink when washed in hot water. Using cold water for laundry is a more gentle option that can extend the life of your garments and keep them looking brand new for longer.

 

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