When it comes to clothes, not all garments are created equal. Each fabric is different and needs different care. So, if you are looking for laundry tips that will help you look after your clothes, we have the inside scoop.
Here are some common types of fabrics and the best ways to care for them:
This textile is made from the fluffy fibres of the cotton plant. These are woven to make a naturally light and breathable fabric. Generally, cotton is a low maintenance fabric.
How to wash: Machine-wash in cold or warm water with any of the Skip Intelligent detergents. Skip Intelligent Perfect Whites will leave your white cotton fresh and bright.
Tip: The sun tends to yellow white cotton garments so, line-dry in shade for the best results.
Acetate, polyester, spandex, nylon and acrylic fabrics will hold their form and won’t shrink. Synthetics fabrics will also resist water-based stains. Most produce static and may permanently wrinkle if exposed to high heats.
How to wash: Machine-wash in warm water with Skip Intelligent Fabulous Edition detergent for vibrant clothes of all colours.
Tip: To curb static, use fabric softener. It will leave your clothes feeling soft and smelling great.
Woven from sheep and goats wool these fabrics are ultra-durable. But beware, they tend to shrink in warm water.
How to wash: Remove light stains by blotting with an absorbent cloth dipped in cold water. To hand wash wool, use detergent diluted in lukewarm water and let the item soak for a few minutes before rinsing in cool water. Skip Intelligent Delicates is perfect for wool. To dry, gently squeeze the garment and lay it flat.
Tip: Use cedar hangers to repel moths and prolong the life of your wool garments.
Made from the fibres woven by silkworms, this durable, luxurious fabric is often dyed. Be aware that dyes may bleed in the wash.
How to wash: Hand wash silk in cool or lukewarm water using a small amount of detergent such as Skip Intelligent Delicates.
Tip: Never wring. Instead, roll the item in a towel and lightly press the water out. Iron silk garments with the coolest of irons when still slightly damp.
Produced from plant pulp and chemically treated this is a lightweight, comfortable fabric. When laundered, it may bleed, shrink, or lose its crispness.
How to wash: First test for colourfastness. Dip a cotton swab in Skip Intelligent Concentrated Liquid and hold it on an inconspicuous area for two minutes to see if the colour bleeds. Rayon can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle setting.
Tip: Hang out items when totally wet without wringing or twisting the fabric. This will prevent creasing and ensure the garment doesn’t lose its shape.
Linen is woven from flax plant fibres. It is sometimes treated with a crisp finish that makes it wrinkle easily.
How to wash: Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent or use a gentle machine cycle along with a mild detergent.
Tip: Hang your linens in a cool, dry place to avoid wrinkling while being stored.
Skip Intelligent detergents are designed to keep your clothes stain-free and looking great. Use the right detergents to provide superior fabric stain removal and enhance the vibrant colours of your clothing. Ooo-la-la!