Fabric Care

Get advice on how to wash certain fabric types.

From cotton to silk, the fabrics in your wardrobe need specific care. Use the Purex Fabric Care Guide for tips to keep your clothes looking their best.

More about acrylic
To Wash
Use cool or warm water in the gentle cycle.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Dry flat on a towel.
More about cotton
To Wash
Use cool water for dark colored clothes, warm for colors, and hot for whites. Use the gentle cycle when possible, or the normal setting for more heavily soiled clothing.
To Dry
Tumble dry
More about denim
To Wash
Wash in cool water for dark colored denim, warm for colored or white denim.
To Dry
Tumble dry
More about linen
To Wash
Wash in cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Tumble dry
Tip from Purex
Never store dirty linen, it will attract mildew.
More about microfiber
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Check the label. Sometimes microfiber garments can include Rayon. If it does, avoid using chlorine bleach and do not twist or wring.
More about nylon
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Nylon should be laundered separately from other laundry items. Hint: most bathing suits are nylon.
More about polyester
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Tumble dry.
Tip from Purex
When ironing, make sure the steam is not too hot: use a moderately warm steam setting.
More about rayon
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Do not twist or wring. Also, avoid the use of chlorine bleach.
More about silk
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Roll in a towel to dry keeping the garment flat as you roll. Do not twist or wring.
More about spandex
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
Tip from Purex
Avoid using chlorine bleach. Use a low heat setting when ironing.
More about velour
To Wash
Use cool water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Let drip dry.
More about wool
To Wash
Use cool or warm water and the gentle cycle setting.
To Dry
Dry flat in the shade and away from heat.
Tip from Purex
Wash your garments inside out. Then keep away from sunlight and heat while drying to prevent shrinkage.
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