1. PREPARE THE GARMENT
Prepare the garment by opening the buttons, especially if it is a cotton shirt you are about to wash, and close the zippers, press studs and any Velcro straps.
2. READ THE WASHING GUIDELINES
Read the washing instructions carefully for each garment. Cotton is, depending on fibre quality, a relatively compliant material in terms of washing and high temperatures, but the washing guidelines are always controlled by the most delicate component in the garment. Buttons, embroidery or the like may therefore lower the recommended temperature.
3. SELECT WASH PROGRAM
Select a suitable machine wash program. When you wash your cotton garments, a temperature of 30-40 degrees Celsius is usually enough as long as it is not about home textiles, underwear or garments with stains or hard dirt. The lower the temperature, the lower the risk that the garments will shrink or lose their shape. Today's detergents are very effective.
4. USE THE RIGHT DETERGENT
Use a liquid detergent, adapted to the colour of the wash, and feel free to skip fabric softener.
5. DRY THE GARMENT
Remove the garment from the washing machine and shake it lightly to remove creases. Then hang up to dry. Remember to hang your freshly washed shirts on a hanger with the top button buttoned for best results. Do not tumble dry your cotton garments if you want to preserve the shape.