Care of all Cotton/Polyester Fabric Garments
To help retain the appearance of this fabric we offer the following advise;
Before wearing turn the garment inside out and either wash or brush the inside of the fleece to remove any loose fibres that may remain from the brushing process.
Always launder the garment inside out. This eradicates any fleece shredding and aids in the reduction of pilling (bobbling). Inducement of pilling is caused by the abrasion of the fibres. Certain detergents and softeners can do this. However, do not be alarmed, this condition is not detrimental to the wear of the garment. If looked after your garment will have a long life.
Wash at 40 degrees centigrade using a COLOUR detergent. Many BIO’s and ULTRA detergents contain bleaching agents often referred to as OBA’s. All cotton/polyester garments are susceptible to fade from such detergents.
Fleeces, jumpers and cardigans do not like excessive heat. This can cause the fibres to fracture and the rib to lose elasticity. If tumble drying is necessary use a cool setting. If ironing is necessary, iron inside out only using a cool iron. Never iron the ribbing, i.e. cuffs, welt or neck.
Care of screen printed T-Shirts
In order to extend the life of these garments, they need to be washed inside out and at the lowest temperature setting.
These garments are not recommended for tumble drying as this causes splitting in the print.
If ironing is necessary, this should be done inside out and on a cool setting.