As much as you want to wear your favorite clothes forever, constant wash and wear can damage clothes, dull their color, and make them unwearable. They may not last a lifetime, but there are a few things you can do to make your favorite clothes last longer.
Understand the Fabric Care Labels
No, they’re not hieroglyphics or an ancient writing system. The symbols you see on fabric care labels are instructions for washing, drying, and ironing the clothes.
There are five basic symbols with variations to indicate the method of washing, the ideal water temperature to use, the bleaching guidelines, the proper way to dry the clothes, and the ironing instructions. Just remember what the basic symbols stand for, and it’ll be easier to understand all the variations.
If you want your favorite pieces to last, start paying attention to that little tag. [Read more…]