Each garment needs special laundry and care to withstand daily wear and tear, therefore we faithfully follow and observe any directions and washing symbols. Remember that in most wear and tear cases it is not the quality of the garment that is responsible, but our sloppiness in dealing with the laundry and care rules.
Check your pockets before washing
Any tissues, coins, pens, candies, banknotes etc. None of this should be in your washing machine. Therefore you should ensure that you have checked all your pockets before washing.
Disassemble your laundry
Lower the sleeves and close zippers, pockets etc. Wash your jeans inside out to avoid fading. Wash “sensitive clothes” inside a pillowcase or in a special “wash bag”.
Group your laundry
Wash the dark with the dark and the light-colored with the light-colored. Also separate your clothes according to the type of fabric and washing temperature indicated on their label. Wash any very dirty clothes separately.
Do not overload your washing machine
If your washing machine is overloaded, clothes will not allow the drum to rotate properly and therefore they may be not thoroughly cleaned. Detergent residues are also possible.
If, when removing your clothes from the washing machine, there still is any detergent residues, this means that the detergent was not properly dissolved during washing, probably due to the overloading of your washing machine or because you have used a higher detergent dose from normal. Wash your clothes again with plain water and put less clothes in the washing machine.
Remove washed clothes from the washing machine promptly
Wet clothes smell unpleasantly after some time. Mold is likely to grow.
HOW TO WASH BASIC CLOTHES
Cotton: Cotton clothes are the most durable in all washing types; however, not to very high temperatures. You can only wash them with bleach if this is indicated on their label.
Wool: Woolen clothes are normally hand washed, in low temperatures (in the washing machine only if there is a specific program for wool). However, as a rule, in case of a 100% woolen cloth, dry cleaning is recommended. Strictly avoid also chlorine.
Polyester: Polyester clothes are sensitive to high temperatures. So, you better wash them in lukewarm water and iron them in low temperature.
Viscose: Viscose clothes (e.g. gowns) should better be given for dry cleaning.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USE OF CHLORINE
Hand washing is recommended if so instructed on the clothes label or if it is a new garment in bright colors and you don’t want to risk any clothes smearing in the washing machine.
Before putting clothes in the sink or basin for washing, dissolve in water (in the temperature instructed on the cloth label) a small quantity of detergent and shake water with your hand to produce foam.
Thereafter, dip the garment in the water and rotate it softly. Pay attention to any stains (in any), leave the garment to soak for a few minutes and then rinse it thoroughly with plenty of water.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRYING
Avoid exposing clothes, especially colored, directly to the sun or strong wind.
If you peg clothes indoors, see that they are properly aired.
To avoid the heavy clothes form spoiling, you should first fold them, whilst any deforming clothes should be first stretched, as soon as dried up, in order to regain their original form.
In order to dry woolen clothes avoid hangers, the sun or radiator.
Rap them in a towel and place them on a smooth surface.
IRONING GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. All clothes do not need ironing. Many of them may be hanged in the closet, having first dried up on the clothes horse.
Pay attention to any particular fabric that by definition may not be ironed.
3. The use of washing softener facilitates ironing.
4. The new generation irons bear a light indicating when the iron is at the right temperature.
5. Avoid putting it in contact with sharp objects, e.g. buttons or zippers.
6. Preferably iron clothes inside- out to avoid glow (especially on dark clothes). For any sensitive fabrics that can be ironed, you should better place a piece of cloth on top (e.g. a clean pillowcase) so that iron is not in direct contact with them.
Any advice given above and Dress2unDress bear no liability. The safety of clothes is subject to their appropriate use by the consumers.