How to look after your T-Shirts
When it comes to t-shirts, proper care is essential for extending their shelf life and keeping their colors vibrant. Whether it's an old souvenir tee from your vacation in Europe or a shirt you wear frequently for your daily commute, taking good care of your t-shirts is important.
At 1947IND, we understand that choosing durable fabrics and minimizing the time and effort spent on maintenance is not only better for your t-shirts, but also healthier for you and the environment. By taking the right steps to care for your t-shirts, you can ensure that they remain in great condition for longer periods of time.
But what exactly does it take to properly care for your t-shirts? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Handy Tips for Keeping Your T-Shirts Looking Like New
Don't wear them to sleep
Sleeping in your shirts might cause them to expand, reducing dress-ability.
Don't wash them with harsh chemicals
Use as little detergent and chemicals as possible when washing your clothes,
and consider experimenting with natural alternatives like baking soda. Using too much detergent or harsh chemicals will be damaging
to the fabric and the environment.
Avoid hanging them, fold instead
Hanging your t-shirts minimizes the possibility of wrinkles, but it may also cause them to expand and lose form over time!
Don't sun-dry them
Let them dry in the shade! This will help to retain the colour of the cloth for a longer period of time.
Choose hand-wash over machine
If you're using the machine, choose a gentle wash cycle. In both cases, make sure it's cold water!
Don't iron them with high heat
Excessive heat on clothing removes vibrancy. When ironing, use a milder setting and keep the tees folded in your closet.