Cotton is one of the most popular natural fabrics on Earth with a rich history. It’s soft, breathable, incredibly comfortable, and just as easy to care for. Unlike more difficult fabrics like leathers and silk, you can quickly learn how to care for your cotton garments and keep them in top condition for many years to come. Read on to learn how to care for your cotton garments.
Daily CareCotton requires little in daily care – cotton is a relatively forgiving fabric, so you don’t need to worry about heading to the dry cleaners every time you use a cotton garment. Simply follow the washing, drying, and ironing tips above and you’ll keep your cotton garments looking soft and fresh for years to come.
How to Iron CottonFor best results, iron your cotton on a high heat when the garment feels just a little damp. You can use the steam function for any creases that have formed. If you want to avoid ironing, take your cotton out of the washing machine and hang on a hanger from the line or put on a hanger as soon as the dryer has finished. If your iron has a cotton setting, make use of it.
Caring for cotton doesn’t need to be complicated, but it’s important not to be careless if you want your cotton to last. Yes, your cotton will endure being thrown in with the rest of your laundry and look okay for a while, but over time, you will see the signs of lack of care. With just a little forethought, your cotton garments will feel soft and look as new for years to come.