- Natural fabrics, like cotton, tend to lose color during the wash more so than polyester. So be sure to wash similar cotton colors together.
- To minimize wrinkling from the wash, remove cottons from the dryer while still slightly damp and hang to completely dry.
- If recommended, using a light wisp of spray starch and ironing items will keep cottons looking crisp and fresh during multiple wears.
- Cotton is known for being prone to wrinkles. If that is a concern, check if the label says that the cotton has been treated with a wrinkle resistant finish.
- Items like cotton T-shirts and jeans often don’t need ironing if you gently stretch them when they come out of the washing machine and then air dry them flat. Also use the ‘reduced creases’ setting on your washing machine if available.
- 100% cotton (which is plant based) will not attract clothing moths. If it is combined with animal fibers (e.g. silk) it may become susceptible to moth damage. Animal fibers contain keratin, a natural protein that larvae feed upon, creating damaging holes in these clothing items.
- Be sure to clean these items regularly to remove possible larvae.
- Store with moth repellent off-season.
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