If you're like most people, you probably don't pay much attention to the labels on your clothes when you toss them into the dryer. After all, who has time to sort them by fabric type and drying instructions? But did you know that some fabrics can shrink, fade, or even catch fire if you dry them incorrectly? In this blog post, we'll show you how to identify which fabrics are safe to dry and which ones are better off air-dried. We'll also share some tips on how to wash and dry our pure cotton pajamas that you can buy from our online store.
Fabrics that are safe to dry
Some fabrics are designed to withstand high heat and tumbling in the dryer. These include:
- Polyester: This synthetic fabric is durable, wrinkle-resistant, and quick-drying. You can dry it on any heat setting without worrying about shrinking or fading.
- Nylon: Another synthetic fabric that is strong and resilient. Nylon can handle high heat and dry fast, but it may lose some of its elasticity over time.
- Acrylic: This fabric is similar to wool, but it's lighter and softer. Acrylic can be dried on low or medium heat, but avoid high heat as it may cause pilling or melting.
- Cotton: This natural fabric is breathable, absorbent, and comfortable. Cotton can be dried on any heat setting, but it may shrink up to 10% if it's not pre-shrunk. To prevent shrinking, you can dry cotton on low heat or hang it to dry.
Fabrics that are better off air-dried
Some fabrics are more delicate and prone to damage if you dry them in the dryer. These include:
- Wool: This natural fabric is warm, cozy, and insulating. Wool can shrink or felt if exposed to high heat or agitation. To dry wool, lay it flat on a towel and reshape it gently.
- Silk: This natural fabric is smooth, luxurious, and elegant. Silk can lose its color, luster, or shape if dried in the dryer. To dry silk, hang it in a shady place or lay it flat on a towel.
- Rayon: This semi-synthetic fabric is soft, drapy, and versatile. Rayon can shrink, wrinkle, or lose its shape if dried in the dryer. To dry rayon, hang it or lay it flat on a mesh rack.
- Linen: This natural fabric is crisp, cool, and breathable. Linen can shrink or become brittle if dried in the dryer. To dry linen, hang it or lay it flat on a towel.
How to wash and dry our pure cotton pajamas
If you're looking for comfortable and stylish pajamas that you can wear all year round, check out our pure cotton pajamas collection on our online store. Our pajamas are made from 100% cotton that is soft, breathable, and durable. They come in various colors, patterns, and sizes to suit your preferences.
To keep your pajamas in good condition, we recommend that you wash them by hand or put them in a laundry bag before washing them in the machine. Use cold water and mild detergent and avoid bleach or fabric softener. To dry your pajamas, you can either hang them or lay them flat on a towel. Avoid using the dryer as it may cause shrinking or fading.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn how to care for your clothes properly. By following these simple tips, you can extend the life of your clothes and enjoy wearing them for longer.