7 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Black Shirts Looking New
Picture this: You bought a brand new black shirt, and are saving it for a special day. You want it to look new, crisp and fresh as new, so you prefer to open it only on the day. Do you relate to this?
If you do, unconsciously or subconsciously, you are exercising your belief that your brand new shirt might crumble or shrink or fade after some washes. Worry not, for this article will help you to take care of your dark shirts so that they stay new for a long long time.
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How do you take care of your Black shirts?
Every problem has a solution, so leave your worries behind. Read through these ways you can take to prevent your black shirts and other dark-coloured clothes from fading:
Wash in Cold Water (especially all 100% Tencel Lyocell Shirts): Using hot water can wash the dye off the fabric. Cold water retains and maintains the dye as it is. If you're worried about removing any stains, you can use a gentle stain remover before washing.
Wash your shirt Inside-Out: Turn your clothes inside-out while washing them to avoid the colour directly coming in contact with the detergent. We recommend doing this for all your clothes.
Line Dry in Shade: Line dry your clothes naturally. Don’t dry in direct sunlight. If you’re using a dryer, make sure to use a low heat setting. Excessive heat can affect your fabric’s dye.
- Separating dark and light-coloured clothes: Separate your black and dark-coloured clothes from other light-coloured ones. This will prevent dye transfer and colour absorption by the light-coloured clothes.
- Avoid harsh detergents: Use gentle detergents (specifically for 100% Tencel fabrics). Avoid using bleach and fabric softeners, as these can damage the fabric and cause discolouration.
- Iron on low heat: This is particularly true for the 100% Tencel shirt. Iron on low heat and make sure to iron the shirt while it's still damp to avoid any scorching.
- Read the tag: Don’t forget to check your cloth’s care tag. These tags vary with the fabric, and list all the important measures you should take to maintain your cloth’s newness.