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How Do You Clean Cotton?

Ken Sarni - Tuesday, May 07, 2013
  • Most cottons can be washed, but some require drycleaning, so it is important to check the instructions on the care label before cleaning.
  • Separate colors before washing. Many cottons may bleed.
  • Check the care label for special ironing instructions. Most easy care cottons such as those labeled “wash and wear” and “little or no ironing” need only a cool iron. Save the “cotton” setting for untreated cottons, such as handkerchiefs or tablecloths.
  • Most cottons should be ironed on the right side. One exception is embossed or embroidered cottons, which should be ironed on the wrong side (face down), preferably on a padded cloth.
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