Mastering Cotton Care

Mastering Cotton Care

A complete Guide to Keeping a Fresh and Fabulous Wardrobe

Cotton clothing is appreciated for its comfort, breathability, and versatility. Whether it's a cozy cotton sweater, a knitted cotton top or an embroidered button-down shirt, proper care is essential to maintain its quality and longevity.  Sustainability is about taking care of the pieces you love, so you can fully enjoy them and even, when the time comes, give them away in great condition.   

Follow ESCVDO’s care tips: 

Gentle Washing
When it comes to washing cotton, gentle is the name of the game. Use a mild detergent and delicate or gentle cycle on your washing machine. Avoid harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can weaken the fibers and cause colors to fade.

Cold Water Rinse
While cotton can withstand higher temperatures, a cold water rinse is often best to preserve its color and shape. 
If you need to remove stubborn stains, pre-treat them with a stain remover before washing.

Drying with Care
Air drying is the gentlest method for drying cotton clothing. Hang your garments on a clothesline or drying rack away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. 
If using a dryer, as a last resort, opt for a low or medium heat setting to avoid shrinking or damage.

Ironing and Steaming
To keep your cotton clothing looking crisp and polished, iron or steam them when needed. Use a medium to high heat setting for best results, and always iron on the reverse side to prevent shine or scorch marks.

Proper Storage
Store your cotton garments in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent yellowing or mildew. 
Avoid hanging them on wire hangers, as they can stretch out the fabric. 

Rotate Your Wardrobe
Give your cotton clothing a break between wears to allow them to air out and regain their shape. Rotate your wardrobe regularly to prevent excessive wear and tear on any one garment.

A bonus tip for stubborn stains or delicate pieces: consider taking your cotton clothing to a professional cleaner. They have the expertise and specialized equipment to safely clean and preserve your garments.

By following these simple and effective tips, you can ensure that your cotton clothing remains a cherished part of your wardrobe for years to come. With proper care, your favorite cotton pieces will stay fresh, vibrant, and ready to wear whenever you need them.

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