How to Properly Care for Your Canadian-Made T-Shirts, Sweaters, and Hoodies

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At Local Laundry, we take pride in creating high-quality Canadian-made clothing that's designed to last. To ensure that your Local Laundry t-shirts, sweaters, and hoodies stay looking and feeling great, it's important to follow proper laundry care instructions.

Washing Your Local Laundry

Before washing your Local Laundry, always read the care label to check for specific instructions. In general, we recommend the following:

  • Wash in cold water: Hot water can cause clothing to shrink and fade, so it's best to wash your Local Laundry in cold water.

  • Use a gentle detergent: Harsh detergents can damage clothing fibers and cause colours to fade. Use a gentle detergent that's designed for cold-water washing.

  • Wash with similar colours: To prevent colour bleeding, wash your Local Laundry with similar colours.

  • Avoid fabric softeners: Fabric softeners can leave a residue on clothing fibres that can cause them to break down over time. Avoid using fabric softeners when washing your Local Laundry.

Drying Your Local Laundry

After washing your Local Laundry, it's important to dry it properly to prevent damage. Here are some tips:

  • Air dry: Whenever possible, air dry your Local Laundry by laying it flat or hanging it up to dry. Avoid using a dryer, as the high heat can damage clothing fibres and cause shrinkage.

  • Use low heat: If you need to use a dryer, use the low heat setting and remove clothing promptly to prevent over-drying.

  • Avoid ironing: Local Laundry is designed to look great without ironing. If you do need to iron your clothing, use the lowest setting possible and iron on the reverse side to avoid damaging any prints or designs.

Storing Your Local Laundry

To keep your Local Laundry looking and feeling great, it's important to store it properly. Here are some tips:

  • Fold, don't hang: To prevent stretching and distortion, fold your Local Laundry and store it in a drawer or on a shelf. Avoid hanging your clothing, as this can cause stretching and misshaping.

  • Store in a cool, dry place: Moisture and heat can damage clothing fibres and cause colours to fade. Store your Local Laundry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

By following these simple laundry care instructions, you can ensure that your Local Laundry stays looking and feeling great for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your Local Laundry, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always here to help!