Washing your cotton pyjamas may seem like a simple task, but doing it properly ensures the longevity and quality of the fabric. Our printed cotton garments use the latest laser printing techniques to maintain colour and brightness for many years, but repeated washing, drying and ironing will inevitably lead to a certain amount of fading over time. To keep your cotton garments looking fresh and feeling soft, and to ensure they last longer, follow these essential steps for washing:
Before washing, sort your items based on colour and level of dirtiness. Separate dark-coloured garments from light ones to prevent colour bleeding.
Set your washing machine to a gentle or delicate cycle with cold or lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it may cause cotton to shrink or the colour to fade. Additionally, opt for a slower spin cycle to reduce the risk of wrinkling.
Use a high-quality, mild laundry detergent suitable for cotton fabrics. Never use bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can weaken the fibres (especially the stitching) over time and lead to discolouration.
Do not overload the washing machine. It's essential to give enough space for the cotton garments to move freely during the wash cycle. This prevents excessive friction and helps maintain the fabric's integrity.
Wash inside out
Turning your cotton garments inside out before washing protects the outer surface from unnecessary wear and tear. This is particularly useful for our printed pyjamas.
While fabric softeners can make your sleepwear feel softer, they can also leave a residue on cotton fibres, reducing their absorbency over time. If you prefer using a softener, opt for a fabric softener ball or use dryer sheets instead.
Once the wash cycle is complete, promptly remove the garments from the washing machine to avoid wrinkles. Shake them gently before hanging or laying them flat to dry. Avoid direct sunlight and opt for a shaded, well-ventilated area. Avoid using a dryer as this causes unnecessary wear – air-drying is gentler and better for overall fabric health.
If you prefer a crisp look, iron cotton garments while they are slightly damp. Set the iron to a medium to low heat and iron inside-out to avoid direct contact between the iron and the fabric. When ironing t-shirts, always iron inside-out and avoid ironing directly over the printed area.
By following these steps, you can keep your garments in excellent condition for a prolonged period. Proper care not only maintains the fabric's softness and colour but also reduces the environmental impact by extending the life of your cotton items.