Asked on Apr 28, 2017

Any helpful hints for washing New 100% cotton shirts to preserve color

Marla BurnsKatherine AnneJan


5 answers
  • Wash in cold water inside out with vinegar in the fabric softener cup. Use a "free and clear" or low suds detergent. I would only put in dryer for a few minutes. I just air dry my cotton items and then iron. I still iron almost everything anyway, so for me no big deal to do that. If you have a steamer, that works too. Hope this helps!
  • Angela Ley
    on Apr 28, 2017

    agreed, inside out in cold water. Vinegar to preserve colour for first wash. I do not ever put them in the dryer but hang to dry.
  • Jan
    on Apr 28, 2017

    How much vinegar?
  • Katherine Anne
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Absolutely wash in cold water...without a harsh laundry detergent. Use something gentle and adf half a cup of vinegar. would be perfect! If you have a way to hang your shirts up so they don't get those little hanger hooks on the shoulder, then do that... Absolutely avoiding the dryer will help maintain the Integrity of your colors and your clothing.
  • Marla Burns
    on May 1, 2017

    Pour in table salt into the wash water, this will set the color. This is the way you set the color when dying also. Good luck.
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