Wash & Care

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on wash and care practices to preserve the longevity and print quality of your cherished garments. Whether you have a favorite graphic tee, a custom-printed hoodie, or a delicate silk blouse, following these best practices will ensure your clothing stays in optimal condition:

  1. Sorting: Separate your laundry based on color and fabric type to prevent color bleeding and damage. Sort whites, darks, and colors into different loads, and consider washing delicate fabrics separately.
  2. Pre-Treating Stains: Treat stains promptly before washing. Use gentle stain removers or spot cleaners specifically formulated for the fabric type. Always test on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure colorfastness.
  3. Washing Machine Settings: Always use cold water to wash your clothing. Studies have shown that washing with warm or hot water will allow the color to bleed easily. Always use the gentle or hand wash cycle.
  4. Detergent Selection: Choose a mild, color-safe detergent to prevent fading and damage to the fabric and prints. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals unless explicitly recommended by the garment care label.
  5. Inside Out: Turn your garments inside out before washing to protect the prints or delicate details from rubbing against other fabrics or surfaces.
  6. Use Delicates Bag: Putting your precious clothing into a delicates bag can save them from damage during the machine wash cycle. It will also help prevent your clothing from bleeding colors into each other because it is protected in a bag.
  7. Gentle Cycle: Opt for a gentle cycle to minimize agitation and prevent excessive wear and tear on the fabric and prints.
  8. Cold Water Rinse: Whenever possible, use cold water for both washing and rinsing, as hot water can fade colors and damage prints.
  9. Avoid Overloading: Do not overload the washing machine to allow sufficient space for garments to move freely and minimize friction.
  10. Drying: Air-drying is the gentlest option for most fabrics. Lay flat or hang garments to dry, away from direct sunlight or heat sources that can cause fading or distortion. For certain fabrics, tumble drying on low heat may be suitable – check the care label.
  11. Ironing: If ironing is necessary, follow the care instructions for the appropriate temperature setting. Iron inside out or use a pressing cloth to protect prints or delicate details.
  12. Storage: Store your garments in a clean, dry place, away from direct sunlight, excessive heat, or moisture. Folding clothes rather than hanging can prevent stretching or distortion.
  13. Special Care for Delicates: Delicate fabrics like silk or lace may require hand washing or professional cleaning. Follow the care label instructions or consult a professional for specific care advice.

Remember, each garment may have unique care requirements, so always refer to the care labels and instructions provided by the manufacturer. By following these best practices, you'll extend the life of your clothing and preserve the vibrant colors and quality of the prints, ensuring they remain a source of joy and style for years to come.