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Posted by lionel michelangeli on Oct 30, 2022
Our cotton hoodies are made from 100% cotton, with a pre-shrunk, ring-spun fabric that resists pilling and shrinking. They're made from the highest quality materials and workmanship possible and meant to give you many seasons of comfort.
Despite this, and despite their high level of quality, they are still made from natural materials that need to be properly cared for. A little knowledge and experience will go a long way, and by following these tips (and avoiding bad habits), your hoodie will cotton hood favorite will be just as shiny and comfortable as the day you bought it!
If you are viewing our product pages for one of our cotton hoodies , you will see that we recommend washing your cotton garments in hot or cold water no higher than 105 degrees Fahrenheit. There are a few good reasons for this.
The first is that in most cases you don't really need exceptionally hot water to clean a fabric. It is only necessary in case of particularly heavy soil. Hot water also directly damages cotton fibers.
Yes, our cotton hoodies are made from preshrunk fabric and resist shrinkage, but they are not immune to damage. The hotter the water, the more it damages the cotton fibers. Heat causes them to shrink and make them brittle and prone to breakage. It can also affect the color fastness of a garment. Please do not use hot water to wash our cotton hoodies !
Many people use a clothes dryer to dry their cotton clothes, but just as hot water can damage cotton fibers, so can hot water. Aggressive drying of cotton garments in a dryer is where the most damage (and shrinkage) occurs.
We suggest air drying your cotton garments in a warm, but not necessarily hot, dry place with lots of traffic. This will help them dry faster while protecting them from the stresses of tumble drying - but we'd like to offer an additional caveat.
It may be common practice, but we don't recommend hanging your cotton clothes out to dry. This is especially the case for heavy cotton garments. These garments can actually stretch and lose their shape when hung to dry, and they are particularly vulnerable to stretching and malformation when the fibers are wet.
Instead, lay your clothes out flat to dry, instead of hanging them up.
Ironing can help remove creases, but it can also stress the cotton fibers. If you need to iron your sweatshirt cotton hood (or any other cotton garment), iron it only at low temperature and do not expose it to temperatures above 230 degrees Fahrenheit.
Exposure to high heat, such as that from an iron, can damage the fibers of clothing and accelerate their degradation. Instead of ironing them, it's better to prevent creases from forming in the first place. Storing your favorite correctly folded will go a long way to avoiding this. Don't wrinkle your sweatshirt cotton hood favorite and you'll never have to iron it in the first place.
With these tips and best practices in mind, let's review what you shouldn't do. The health and longevity of your hoodie cotton hood preferred depend as much on what you not Do no harm except what you do good!
It may seem like a good idea to hang cotton clothes to help them retain their shape, but it can actually be damaging to heavy cotton clothes. It's best to keep them neatly folded, as hanging them can stress them under their own weight and stretch the fibers, causing them to lose their shape over time.
The same maxim applies to drying. Heavy cotton garments are likely to stretch under their own weight, and the fibers are weaker and more flexible when wet, putting them at greater risk. Instead, lay them flat to dry, although hanging them up will allow them to dry faster.
Bleach is a corrosive and toxic chemical that severely damages the fibers it comes in contact with. It also naturally destroys the color of clothes, and our cotton clothes are not colorfast, so avoid bleach. It will damage your clothes. It might work for other lower quality cotton-polyester blends, but it is not acceptable for our 100% cotton hoodies .
Cotton is a natural fiber and so it is susceptible to attaching itself to pests like silverfish and moths. Store your folded clothes in a clean, dry place away from dirt and debris that can attract and harbor pests. Vacuum and clean your closet regularly to protect it from the risks associated with these vermin.
Another important tip is to remember to do not wipe if you ever spill liquid on your hoodie cotton hood prefer . Wiping it on your cotton clothes does nothing but spread it over the fibers and give the clean fibers a chance to absorb anything. What you want to do is work against the clock to prevent moon fibers to absorb the liquid. To do this, dab lightly to remove as much liquid as possible.
If you have a zip-up hoodie, it's a good idea to zip it up, or even zip it up and turn it inside out before washing. Loose zippers can abrade and damage the fabric of their own garment and others in the wash. It is a simple and quick solution to achieve.
Finally, it's important to remember that while soil, dirt and oil can damage cotton clothes, so can washing clothes that don't need it. If you don't wear your sweatshirt cotton hood only periodically, and as outerwear, it is important not to wash it too much. Wash only when needed or when stained and dirty. This will preserve the life of the cotton fabric.
Do you have any other questions about the care of our 100% cotton hoodies ? Contact us directly and we will be happy to answer them!
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