Acetate: Hand Wash — Air Dry
Acetate is a synthetic fibre, often found blended with other fibres to make attractive, easy-to-drape clothing.
Acetate and acetate blends clean up easy, but they could be very delicate to dye transfer. Confirm the care label, and then wash garments having acetate fibres in cool water.
Acetate is a delicate fibre and can be damaged by twisting, wringing or heat. Hand wash acetate blends or handle with the gentle cycle of the washer for machine-washable garments.
Use low heat setting to iron garments containing acetate. Press on the inside or use a press cloth to avoid shine and maintain the attractiveness of the fabric.
Cotton: Hot Water Wash — Tumble Dry Warm
Cotton is a global favourite for comfortable, versatile clothing.
An organic fibre, cotton can be found in garments as casual as a T-shirt or as extend as a ball gown.
Cotton fibres will shrink if the fabric has not been pre-shrunk or processed. It is good to start with the care label. "Cold water only" may indicates that your ankle-length cotton trousers will turn into capri pants if not cared correctly.
Cotton items that are pre-shrunk can be washed in hot, warm or cold water, depending on the colour of the item and the care label care instructions.
If care instruction labels allow, add chlorine bleach to white cotton wash loads to get rid of stains; coloured cottons can make brighter by non-chlorine bleach formulated for coloured cotton. Cold-water washing will help to maintain the deep colour of cotton jeans and save the pep of brightly coloured Hawaiian shirts.
Over drying cotton will create shrinkage. It is recommended to dry cotton items at a lower heat and take them out the dryer while still reasonably cool.
Linen: Cool Water Wash — Air Dry
Linen is an organic fibre, produced from the flax plant.
Look at care instruction labels on linen items to determine whether the garment can be dry-cleaned. If machine-washable, wash following the label instructions, using water correct to the garment's colour. Linen absorbs a lot of more water during the washing than other fibres, so watch against overcrowding in the washer and dryer. Iron linen from the inside out, using steam at a hot iron setting.
Polyester: Cool Water Wash — Tumble Dry Warm or Air Dry
The modern century's "magic fibre," polyester creates colourful, strong, easy-care garments. Majority polyester fabrics should be machine-washed using warm water but check care instruction labels first.
Tumble dry polyester items on low heat. Take them out the dryer while they're still a little bit damp to stop from wrinkles and avoid a static build up. If ironing is necessary, use a low heat: Polyester will melt beneath a hot iron.
Silk: Hand Wash or Cool Warm Wash — Tumble Dry Cool or Air Dry
Supple, durable and lustrous, this organic fibre is among the global oldest materials.
While silk fibre itself can be washed, many weave patterns used for silk fabric will tighten or pucker after washing, and deep dye tones cannot be colour fast.
Allow item labels guide you when cleaning silk linen. "Dry-clean only" indicates a fabric or construction that will be destroyed by washing. Launder washable silk items using products formulated for hand wash or fine fabrics. Mild baby shampoo is one of a good choice for hand-washable silk fabrics. It will wash the natural protein and renew the fibre.
Never tumble silk in the dryer. Instead, roll the item in a towel to squeeze out moisture, and then hang to dry. Press silk garments with a warm iron.