Wash and care tips for hoodies

Proper care for your collection can extend the life of each one you own by several years. Here are some dos and don'ts for properly caring for cotton and wool hoodies. With the following maintenance tips, you can become an expert at preserving and folding your favourite pieces.

  • Wash it after 5-6 uses: You should wash your sweatshirt after about five or six wears. Sweatshirts, thankfully, are low-maintenance, which ensures their longevity. This is especially true if you're wearing your sweatshirt as a pullover.
  • Learn resizing your hoodie: The fabric can be easily shrunk to make it fit better. Cotton sweatshirts, in particular, tend to shrink upward and closer to the body when shrunk. A hot dryer will do the trick to ensure maximum shrinkage. Follow these steps to resize your hoodie.
  1. Wash the sweatshirt at the highest temperature possible.
  2. Dry the shirt in a dryer on high heat.
  • Dealing with stain: Cotton is made of fibres, which makes stains difficult to remove if you're not careful. If a stain appears, treat it as soon as possible after it occurs or as soon as you notice it. If possible, rinse the affected area with lukewarm water. This may entail removing the garment, especially if the stain is large. Pour a small amount of white vinegar onto the stain to wet it and loosen it. (Tip: Never use hot water)
  • Anti-Pilling wash techniques: While the majority of our sweatshirts are now made with anti-pill technologies, some pilling may still occur after years of use. Here's how to keep sweatshirts from pilling in the washing machine:
  1. Turn inside out the sweatshirt.
  2. Wash your sweatshirts on delicate or by hand.
  3. Do not use a dryer and lay yours
  4. Lay sweatshirts flat.
  5. Use a low heat setting if you're in a hurry.
  • Pilling Removal: While this is less of an issue with newer sweatshirts, you may have older ones in your collection that require pilling removal. There are several techniques available, with the following being the least damaging to the material:

Fine-toothed comb: Lay the sweatshirt flat and gently comb against the grain of the pilling.

Scissors: Simply cut the pilling away from the sweatshirt without getting too close. Depending on how much pilling the sweatshirt has, this may take the longest.

Duct Tape: Apply the sticky side of duct tape to the sweatshirt material. The pilling will stick to the duct tape, separating it from the sweatshirt.

  • Folding method: Should you fold or hang your clothes? It's a crucial distinction to make. Consider the material and weight of sweatshirts. Crew neck sweatshirts are heavy and tend to pool weight in specific areas when hung. Shapes may be distorted as a result, potentially shortening the life of an old favorite. Instead, try folding the sweatshirt.

So these are the major wash and care tips that hoodie lover would need the most. These tips will ensure your hoodie life and keep them as good as new! We at truely made offers stylish solutions with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, couple t-shirts, and customized theme designs.

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