Welcome to Engineered Artistry, where we believe in the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade clothes. Whether you've just received a handmade garment or have been cherishing one for years, caring for your piece is essential to maintain its longevity and beauty.
Each fabric type requires a unique set of care instructions. In this blog post, we'll be discussing how to care for wool, cotton, linen, and acrylic handmade clothes.
Wool is a natural fiber that is known for its warmth and durability. Caring for wool requires some special attention, but with the right care, your woolen garment can last a lifetime. First, it's essential to avoid machine washing wool as it can cause felting, shrinking, and damage to the fibers. Instead, hand wash wool in cool water with a gentle detergent. Gently squeeze out excess water and lay it flat to dry. Avoid hanging wool as it can stretch out of shape. If you must iron wool, use a low temperature and a pressing cloth to prevent damage.
Cotton is a versatile and breathable fabric that is perfect for warmer weather. Cotton handmade clothes are easy to care for, and machine washing is usually safe. However, to prevent color fading, wash in cool water with like colors and avoid using bleach. Tumble dry on low heat, or air dry to prevent shrinking. Cotton can wrinkle easily, so iron on a medium setting while the fabric is still slightly damp.
Linen is a lightweight and breathable fabric that is perfect for summer. Linen handmade clothes can be machine washed in cool water and tumble dried on low heat. However, linen wrinkles easily, so it's best to remove it from the dryer while it's still slightly damp and hang it to dry. If you must iron linen, use a high temperature setting while it's still slightly damp. Linen will soften with each wash, so don't be afraid to wear it often!
Acrylic is a synthetic fiber that is known for its softness and durability. Acrylic handmade clothes are easy to care for and can be machine washed in cool water. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners as they can damage the fibers. Tumble dry on low heat or air dry to prevent shrinking. Acrylic doesn't usually need ironing, but if necessary, use a low temperature setting with a pressing cloth.
In conclusion, caring for handmade clothes is essential to ensure their longevity and beauty. Each fabric type requires a unique set of care instructions, but with a little attention and care, your handmade garments will last for years to come. At Engineered Artistry, we believe that handmade clothes are worth the extra effort and care.