Cleaning And Maintenance Skills Of Cotton And Linen Fabrics

- Nov 30, 2020-

We all know that the cleaning methods of clothing made of different fabrics are also very different. Moreover, the life span of a piece of clothing is often greatly related to the way it is washed and maintained. Incorrect washing methods will damage the fiber material of the clothing and cause the clothing to deform and fade. , Can only be thrown away.

Compared with other fabrics, cotton and linen blended fabrics have the advantage of being cheap. Cotton and linen blended fabrics have the advantages of cotton and linen. Cotton and linen blended fabric has the advantages of environmental protection, breathability, comfort, good drape, and comfortable wearing. Because the fabric has good elasticity and abrasion resistance in both dry and wet conditions, the size is stable, the shrinkage rate is small, it has the characteristics of tall and straight, not easy to wrinkle, easy to wash, and quick-drying, and it is woven with all natural fibers, low-carbon and environmentally friendly , Which is consistent with the current international textile and apparel fashion trends, so it is very suitable for clothing and home textile fabrics.

Regarding the cleaning of cotton and linen materials, first of all, we have to test whether your cotton and linen clothes have shrunk. Just dip a small corner of the body in the water and observe whether it has shrunk. If it does not shrink, you can safely choose to wash, but if it is obvious Pay attention to the shrinkage of your clothes. Be sure to send your clothes to the dry cleaner and keep them away from liquids when you wear them. What I want to remind everyone here is that due to the natural properties of the cotton and linen materials, there may be a slight shrinkage at the first immersion. If it is not obvious during the test, you don’t need to worry too much. You can wash it with water.

Clothes made of cotton and linen are recommended to be washed by hand, and can be washed with the laundry detergent for washing sweaters. After washing, spread out and dry.

Cotton and linen clothes are soft in texture. If they are shaken vigorously in a washing machine, they can easily deform and wrinkle, so it is best to wash them by hand with soap. When there are too many clothes and there is no time and energy to wash by hand, when machine washing is needed, you can put the clothes in a reusable laundry bag, and then wash them with the gentle level of the washing machine.

Cleaning and maintenance skills of cotton and linen fabrics

White cotton clothes are easy to wash and become yellower. You can add washing powder in boiling water, soak the clothes and cook for about 30 minutes to make the clothes white and clean.

When washing black cotton or linen clothes, add some strong coffee or tea to the last rinse water to make some faded clothes black as before.

Ethnic style tie-dyed cotton and linen clothes will lose their floating color when they are washed for the first time. You can add a little salt to the washing water to fix the color.

Hemp fiber fabrics are hard and have poor cohesion. They are lighter than cotton fabrics when washing. Do not use hard brushes and vigorous rubbing to avoid fluffing on the cloth surface. Pay special attention to the ramie clothing, otherwise you will feel itching and discomfort when you wear it after fluffing. After washing, do not twist with force to prevent the hemp fiber from sliding, which will affect the appearance and durability. Colored fabrics should not be blanched with hot water, and should not be exposed to the sun. When drying, the collar and seams of the clothes should be flattened and stretched. It can be dried in the sun, but do not expose for too long to prevent fading.

Various stains on linen fabric can be removed in the same way as cotton fabric, but if there is a slight cigarette burn on the linen fabric, wipe it with a slice of lemon and then put it in the sun for a while to remove it.


1. After confirming that it can be washed with water, prepare a basin of warm water, put in an appropriate amount of cotton and linen laundry detergent, and fully blend with the water, then put in the cotton and linen clothing, and gently rub it. Attention must be paid here to avoid direct contact of cotton and linen clothes with cleaning agents, which will damage the fibers of the material.

2. Before washing, it can be soaked in water for a few minutes, but not too long to avoid color damage. Do not use hard brushes and vigorous rubbing of clothing to fuzz the cloth surface; do not twist it hard after washing.

3. Cotton and linen fabrics are generally not afraid of the sun, but exposure to the sun for a long time will reduce the fastness of wearing and easily cause the clothing to fade or yellow, so the reverse side of the clothing should be aired. During wearing, avoid acid liquid causing corrosion and damage. After washing, drying, and ironing cotton and linen garments, they should be stacked flat; the collection is to avoid dampness, sultry heat, and no ventilation, and the uncleanness of the wardrobe can easily cause mildew.