How to Wash Cotton Clothes

Pre-treat any stains with concentrated detergent paste and cold water before you load the clothes in the washing machine.

Machine-wash white and light-colored cotton fabrics in warm or hot water

Tip: fill the machine with cold water and use a gentle washing cycle so you can protect the colors from bleeding

  • Rinse your cotton fabrics on a cool cycle. To avoid shrinkage, wash with minimal agitation.
  • Shake garments after removal from the machine to minimize wrinkles.
  • Use a hot iron to remove wrinkles from your cotton items.

How to Wash Your 100% Cotton Blanket

  • 1. Place your blanket in the washing machine and select a large load size so the blanket can move freely in the water during the wash.
  • 2. Pour the required laundry detergent and use a cold water cycle, delicate wash setting.
  • 3. Remove the blanket as soon as the wash cycle finishing and either hang the blanket to dry, or place in the dryer with two dryer sheets on a tumble-dry setting.

Precautionary Tips for Cotton Garments

  • When it comes to bleach, avoid using more than the recommended amount with cotton, as it can damage the fibers of your favorites. If your garment has had a finish applied to it, then avoid using bleach altogether.
  • Because cotton items tend to wrinkle and shrink easily, they are usually combined with other fibers. Because of this mix, no cotton garment is created equal so check the fabric care instructions on the tags before washing.
  • Cotton is a durable, soft fiber, and most clothes today are made from it. Unfortunately, it does have one serious drawback: It tends to shrink when washed and dried.